Save Money And Create A Great Office Space With Reusable Materials

Simplifying the kinds of materials your company uses for new and used furniture items may lead to a significant cost savings over time, as well as a convenient means of drawing from local sources. Businesses can easily save significant amounts of money if they make the effort to locate high quality furniture. An article for the New York Times recently [...]

By | June 29th, 2015|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

New Study Ranks San Francisco Among Top Cities For Green Offices

CBRE Group recently announced the findings of their 2015 Green Building Adoption Index, a measurement of the use of energy-efficient buildings among different classes of buildings across the country. The survey specifically looked at the 30 biggest cities in the United States and assigned rankings to them based on environmentally-conscious certifications, including LEED. San Francisco placed second, just .4 percent [...]

By | June 29th, 2015|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

Are Office Furniture Sales On The Rise?

An article for MiBiz recently referred to positive changes within office furniture industry, according to information cited from the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association and IHS Global Insight. Last month, these sources predicted a growth in furniture shipments that will exceed $10 billion by the end of the year, and the source says that shipments within the first three [...]

By | June 25th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Furniture Reuse Fills In Where ‘Upcycling’ Can’t

Part of promoting proper reuse strategies includes understanding how "reuse" differs from other similar terms. Office managers who want to embrace environmental office solutions should also have a firm grasp of what "upcycling" is, since it's a term with specific connotations that has benefits as well as limitations. In an article for GreenBiz, Tom Szaky of TerraCycle writes about the [...]

By | June 24th, 2015|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

New Westlake Village Dole Building Earns LEED Gold

When planning to earn a certain LEED status, companies should consider each component that might lead to usable credits. Examples of prominent businesses that have successfully adopted LEED standards help draw attention to the program, and the main Dole Packaged Foods office building in Westlake Village is another California-based location that demonstrates the ease of following LEED guidelines. According to [...]

By | June 23rd, 2015|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

Make Furniture Part Of A Company ‘Green Pledge’

Even when business managers know they should be taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint, putting best practices into effect could take time and commitment that they aren't prepared for. To stay on course, it can help to have a concrete plan in place based on the objectives that will be easiest to achieve and have the greatest impact on [...]

By | June 19th, 2015|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

Liquidate In A Green Way Before Moving To A Smaller Office

Sudden changes can make it necessary for a business to downsize its office. When this occurs, companies should take a closer look at their furniture and ask whether it will work in their new space based. If you decide to sublet office space, for example, or move to a location with slightly less space, environmentally-conscious liquidators could make adapting to [...]

By | June 12th, 2015|Liquidation|0 Comments

Location Makes A Difference For LEED

Being mindful of a company's location could be helpful when pursuing LEED status, as a report from Cushman & Wakefield asserted recently. Businesses may be aware of the importance of LEED in certification in securing an environmentally-conscious building, but factoring in where the company chooses to house its facilities and how it interacts with the local community is a [...]

By | June 10th, 2015|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

7 LEED Certification Tips

Is your building LEED ready? Here are some factors to note about the rating system to help you get certified: Region: Recently, the USGBC introduced credits for green building practices that take into account area-specific concerns. For example, buildings in the southern, sunnier part of the state can get bonuses for utilizing solar panels. Indoor environment: The program awards points [...]

By | June 9th, 2015|General, Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

Pair Green Furniture With A Green Lease

Companies in need of furnished office space can reduce their carbon footprint doubly by using both furniture and space that is aligned with green goals. A report from the Institute from Market Transportation recently looked at "green leases," leasing agreements that include financial incentives designed to encourage environmentally-friendly practices. According to this document, these leases can benefit tenants and landlords. [...]

By | June 9th, 2015|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments