BREEAM rating of “excellent” for online pokies maker’s new HQ.
To the general public, Microgaming is a universally renowned company. We know them for their superior and colossal variety of online poker machines and other digital casino games. We know them for the MPN online poker network. What most of us don’t know is that Microgaming excels in many more areas than interactive gambling content.
Microgaming takes pride in everything that they do. From the newest, lower-rung employees, to the very top of the ladder – every staff member counts, every opinion matters, and every living thing is held precious. That’s why, when the online pokies maker built its new HQ offices in Isle of Man, they paid strict attention to environmental details.
The company didn’t just meet the global standards for environmental safety. They exceeded them, far beyond what’s required of a multi-billion dollar company. Microgaming spared no expense in planning and constructing its new offices to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Their efforts did not go unnoticed, either. When the environmental inspection group sent its crew into the 5-story, 45,000 square-foot office space to apply the mandatory Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), they were very impressed. So impressed, in fact, Microgaming has been awarded the BREEAM rating of “excellent”, which is incredibly rare.
“Excellent” Beginnings for New HQ
Microgaming installed a variety of above-standard environmental additions, at their own untold expense. The BREEAM report highlighted a number of these, including:
Smart Lighting: A special lighting system throughout the building that automatically regulates and dims the lights based on time of day.
Intelligent Heating: A special temperature control system that stabilizes the ambient temperature in the building year round.
Recycling Facilities: In an effort to reduce landfill waste to a minimum, recycling facilities are installed on each floor of the building.
Reclaimed/Recycled Materials: The building’s entire interior, and much of its exterior, is constructed from reclaimed and recycled materials.
Reusable Dinnerware: Instead of disposables, the building’s dining facilitates are equipped with real dishes, cups and cutlery that are washed and reused.
Another Award for Online Pokies Maker
No doubt, Microgaming’s trophy case is overflowing with awards by now. After more than two decades of pioneering and innovating the digital gambling market, with new online poker machines released every month, the company has received a lot of positive attention in so many ways.
According to its employees, there’s no better place to work, either. That sentiment was reflected in the new HQ design as well. The staff received a multitude of amenities throughout the office. The entire fourth floor is dedicated to the health, rest and relaxation of their workers. It’s equipped with a fitness center, pool tables, a poker table, darts, table tennis, a staff library and a cantina stocked with Microgaming’s own exclusive blend of coffee.
None were more enthusiastic than Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever when the new HQ office opened its doors earlier this month.
“It’s incredible to think that when we set up Microgaming on the island back in 2001 there were just six staff. Now we are a campus in the heart of Douglas, with two large offices, and best of all they are connected by a sky bridge, which was a must for me!” he exclaimed.
“It’s an exciting new chapter for Microgaming and I’m immensely proud of what we achieved in our home,” he said.
So the next time you’re perusing the mass variety of internet and mobile casinos, looking for a new collection of online poker machines to punt on, think Microgaming. There’s more than enough entertainment to be had, and more than 100 digital casinos boasting their software.