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Working to keep the workplace ‘green’


Working to keep the workplace ‘green’


By Jacqueline Moizer, NDHQ (Carling) Public Affairs

The buildings throughout National Defence Headquarters (Carling) are unlike anything else in the Defence portfolio. With plenty of natural light, plants, and water – both indoors and out – NDHQ (Carling) is committed to providing the Defence Team with a healthy and green work environment.

As part of this commitment, the teams responsible for the construction and transition to Carling were recently able to re-purpose and re-locate several palm trees to the newly renovated Building 6. The palm trees, once a central feature of Building 10, which is currently under construction, were not likely to survive through the construction process. Through teamwork and creativity, a plan was set in motion to move the palm trees to another location instead of disposing of them. Despite the challenge of moving the massive trees without damaging the facilities, unnecessary waste was avoided and the trees will live to enhance yet another workspace.

At NDHQ (Carling), every effort has been made to provide the Defence Team with a modern, innovative, and healthy workplace, and it is the small gestures like keeping it green that help make all the difference.

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  1. none stated January 23, 2018

    when will be get public wifi in the open area and not just DWAN wifi. navy ship have had that since 2012!. This is something that most staff would love to use during breaks and lunch. please consider

    1. Editor January 24, 2018

      Thank you for your comment. We will soon have a Frequently Asked Questions tab in the NDHQ (Carling) section that will include most questions addressed during the orientation and Quality of Life sessions.

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