Today, Monday 14 October 2013, marks another milestone for Linknode as we leave our office in Stirling and move to new business premises in Glasgow. Our address at inovo is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the heart of the city, George Square and all the major urban transport links. This is a fantastic building and we invite anyone interested to come and see.
The Inovo Building
121 George Street
Glasgow G1 1RD
Over the last two years, Wellgreen Lane has provided a home for development and growth for Linknode. However, with increasing staff numbers and an eye on our carbon footprint we began looking at new accommodation options earlier in the year. When we calculated the change in CO2 emissions, purely from being able to change travel to work patterns, we found that we could make a reduction of about 30% on our impact – a not inconsiderable value. When we also consider heating and lighting, and that we host most of our shared infrastructure in the cloud, we aim to increase the sustainability of our business.
The building itself is tagged as the greenest commercial space in the City with an EPC rating of ‘A’ and a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. If you are interested in sustainable architecture then there are many articles discussing the challenges and regulations – this one explains the link between EPCs and BREEAM, helping to drive towards lower energy design.
Our building is just the start of the new ITREZ development – Scotland’s International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone. ITREZ is a collaboration between Scottish Enterprise and The University of Strathclyde and this will also assist us in strengthening our industry-academic engagement and partnerships. Next year the adjacent TIC (Technology and Innovation Centre) will open, but inovo is the first completed phase and Linknode are the first tenants to move in!
We will be contacting all our suppliers and partners in the next few days with full details, and welcoming guests to a special reception in November.