Panduit Corp. has moved into its new world headquarters in Tinley Park, Ill. The building is a showcase for Panduit's Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) approach to building systems, representing a leap forward in collaboration, smart and healthy work environments, energy reduction and cost savings, the company said. The UPI approach significantly reduces capital and operational expenses in buildings while enhancing productivity, safety, reliability and sustainability.

“Panduit's new world headquarters brings to life our vision for creating environmentally sustainable and healthy places to work,” said John Caveney, CEO. “We set out with a mission to create the ‘building of the future,’ and we feel we've set a new precedent by combining state-of-the-art visibility and control for all critical building systems, sustainable energy, operational cost savings and intelligent design features — all aligned under a single unified infrastructure.”

The five-story building comprises 280,000 square feet of office, conferencing and training space, enabling collaboration through open office concepts, shared work spaces, and the deployment of the latest technologies to connect internal and external employees, partners and customers. The space will initially serve 550 employees and is able to accommodate a total of 800. The company in total now employs over 4,000 people globally.

By collaborating with UPI Technology Partners such as Cisco, IBM, EMC, Emerson, Fluke, Haworth, Lutron, Oracle, and Tridium, Panduit is able to address challenges that cut across multiple business and technology domains. The building is expected to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.