Unilever NA Headquarters

Unilever NA Headquarters

The joint venture consisting of OVG Real Estate and Normandy Real Estate Partners was selected to redevelop and expand Unilever's 325,000 sqf. North American headquarters at 700 Sylvan Avenue in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. The 23-acre campus located along the Hudson River, just outside of New York City, has been a Unilever corporate office for over five decades. The construction of the sustainable retrofit marks the onset of a significant makeover resulting in one of the most intelligent, energy-efficient and highly advanced corporate facilities on the East Coast. The new campus will have its substantial completion in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The renovated headquarters will be both LEED and WELL certified and generate substantial benefits including the reduction of CO2 emissions, reducing energy consumption by 50%, reducing water demand via low flow plumbing and diverting 75% of construction waste from landfill. OVG plans to increase the size of the property by 28% and accommodating 1,600 employees in Englewood Cliffs. New technical solutions that will be integrated include an App for the users of the building to tailor their work space, an IP backbone, localization, integrated IoT systems - from individual lighting control at workplaces to audio visual installations, sensors, and Data Analytics & Radio Frequency Identifier (RFID). All of these technologies are centered around the goal to support an unprecedented and optimal agile workplace environment.