A center for collaboration and conservation, the LEED Platinum certified Workday Headquarters is the result of a project team that set out to create a high-performance workplace where sustainability strategies align with Workday’s number one core value: its employees.

At a Glance

Point Energy Innovations
Pleasanton, CA
410,000 SF
LEED New Construction, v3 (Platinum)
  • LEED NC Consulting

The Challenge

Support Workday’s journey to net zero carbon emissions by leading LEED Platinum certification efforts and aligning innovative sustainability strategies with the company’s innovative culture.

  • Identify high-performance features and strategies to achieve rigorous LEED Platinum certification
  • Support the wellbeing, productivity, and creativity of 2,200 Workday employees while reducing energy consumption
  • Supplement energy conservation measures and on-site renewables with a Corporate Renewables Procurement Strategy aligned with LEED guidelines
“At Workday, we’re passionate about the environment and are committed to doing our part to address climate change. With this project, the Stok team brought considerable expertise in sustainable building practices and thoughtful guidance throughout each phase of design to help us reach our goal and achieve the highest level of LEED certification possible for our Workday headquarters.”

By the Numbers

Gallons of potable water saved annually through a greywater system that recycles water captured from sinks, showers, and excess rainwater on-site
Energy costs reduced from baseline due to high-efficiency HVAC system design and on-site renewables
Energy consumed from on-site 865 kW photovoltaic system
Construction waste diverted

The Solution


The building is designed to maximize daylight and views to support the well-being, productivity, and creativity of its 2,200 Workday occupants. Employees enjoy a dynamic workplace featuring open spaces with indoor landscaping, digital whiteboards and video walls, game rooms, well-being rooms, a fitness center, showers and lockers, amenity rooms for therapeutic massage services, a Data Diner eatery, two dog runs, and ample outdoor space with an open-air amphitheater. Stok also coordinated the integration of a Lucid dashboard into the project to provide ongoing sustainability education and real-time building data, helping Workday employees become better stewards of their environment.


The project team used strong partnerships with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the City of Pleasanton to create a transit-oriented development that would attract talent from the greater Bay Area while reducing the project’s transit-related carbon footprint. Through this deep collaboration, Workday’s headquarters connects directly to the West Dublin/Pleasanton BART station via a green walkway with native plants.The office also offers over 45 electric vehicle charging stations and secure storage for over 100 bicycles to support clean air commuting.


The building uses a “cool roof” to mitigate urban heat island effect and employs multiple energy consumption reduction strategies. To supplement energy conservation measures and on-site renewables, Stok coordinated with Workday to align their Corporate Renewables Procurement Strategy with LEED guidelines.


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Project Leadership

Jacob Arlein
Strategic Growth | Sustainable Buildings