In all of Russia, there are only four LEED-certified buildings. Two are in Moscow, and one of those is the home of the regional headquarters of Siemens, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering. Since utilities are heavily subsidized by the Russian government, many investors don’t see why they should spend extra on green construction. But for Siemens, like Steelcase, sustainability is a core value. Operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors across Russia, Siemens asked Steelcase to provide versatile furniture that helps contribute to the standards of its LEED Gold certification. Steelcase was more than happy to oblige. Now Siemens is proud of this landmark building in Russia’s capital, viewing its regional headquarters as a reference project that visitors are welcome to tour, admire and learn from.
excerpt courtesy of Steelcase.