New generations of employees want to reconnect with nature

FM newsroom – office life. Since we spend a significant part of our time in the office, the quality of these environments holds increasing importance for both personal well-being and productivity. These days, it’s no longer enough to fill the office with plants and place as many desks as possible next to windows with natural light to meet these needs.  

News generations, shifting priorities

Today’s employees, especially Gen Z, are characterized by a focus on living consciously and caring for the environment. The new generations entering the office prioritize healthy lifestyles more than ever before in terms of physical activity, nutrition, and their relationship with nature.  

Nowadays, it’s no longer enough to fill the office with plants and place desks next to windows with natural light to meet these evolving needs. Instead, the workspace must align with sustainability and well-being criteria. This includes not only the selection of construction materials but also the environmental impact of the office’s operations. By fostering a symbiotic relationship between people and nature, workplaces can contribute positively to both employee satisfaction and ecological sustainability—Arh. Claudia Paunescu, Genesis Property, told Business Review.

Biophilic design principles are also visible in YUNITY Park, the office campus in Bucharest’s corporate district designed to reestablish a connection between individuals and nature within a professional setting. 

Engage in productivity and sustainability

Developed by Genesis Property, the YUNITY Park business campus, which includes Class A buildings, incorporates numerous green spaces, abundant natural light, and sustainable materials. The environment encourages employees to engage in not only productive work but also relaxation, healthy living, and a deeper connection with nature.

YUNITY Park has a 1,000-square-meter urban forest that absorbs over 5 tons of CO₂ annually. Furthermore, to reduce utility costs for the common areas, a rainwater retention pond provides irrigation for the entire park, smart and energy-efficient LED systems for night lighting, and a network of over 1,000 photovoltaic panels installed on the roofs of the buildings. The energy generated by the solar panels covers 12% of the total consumption needs of the entire office park, significantly lowering CO₂ emissions.

Prioritizing human well-being 

Genesis Property is Romania’s first real estate developer to join the UN Global Compact alliance. As such, all seven buildings in YUNITY Park will have the IMMUNE Building Standard™ – Resilient, with 5 out of 5 stars.

The biophilic design, innovative technologies, and construction practices all aim to prioritize human well-being and promote sustainability at the heart of the urban landscape.



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