3 Resolutions For Dodging Greenwashing This Year

Although we're already some days into 2016, it's still early enough for businesses to make important resolutions for the rest of the year. One way to commit to improved business is to set strong but feasible goals for a greener office, including purchasing different kinds of furniture made with reused materials. To make sure that you make an actual [...]

By | January 28th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

Making Reuse Work With The ‘Office-less’ Layout

While many companies are by now familiar with the "open office" layout, the idea is still evolving. A major example has come courtesy of Citigroup, which recently introduced a version of this concept into its New York building. According to the Wall Street Journal, this example won't feature traditional desks or personal offices, and the CEO, Michael Corbat, says that [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

USGBC Reviews January LEED Activity

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) recently reviewed the LEED certifications that have been awarded since the beginning of January. Since it's a worldwide standard, the amount of certified projects and square feet among different participating countries says a lot about the way LEED is getting accepted. Overall, there have been 166 projects and 28 million square feet certified [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

Buying Reused Furniture? 4 Quick Questions to Ask Before You Do

Get more involved with your company's approach to green office solutions by asking some important questions ahead of time. In addition to wanting to reduce your carbon footprint, you should also follow guidelines to create a more consistent furniture buying strategy. Consistency is vital: as the Calrecycle website states, "You are not recycling if you send your waste to [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

USGBC California: 2015 In Review, And A Few Things To Expect

How did California do during 2015 when it comes to LEED credits and green building design? Brenden McEneaney, Director of the Northern California chapter of the United States Green Building Council, recently wrote a statement detailing a few improvements to expect in the coming year. These include Phase 2 of the Building Health Initiative and March's Water Conservation Showcase, [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

3 examples of new LEED-friendly California buildings

Major companies are continuing to set strong examples by opening offices in LEED-certified buildings in California. Furniture reuse, especially when it results in lasting, high quality office furniture, can account for multiple credits under the LEED New Construction guidelines. To obtain the best LEED-level accreditation, companies can use some of the major examples in their areas as models for [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Localized|0 Comments

Why Are Offices Afraid To Go Paperless?

Although many organizations may recognize the advantages of environmental office solutions, there are significant barriers to implementing them, not the least of which are employer preconceptions. The holdups about conservation could seem removed from concerns about furniture, but finding chairs, desks and workstations made from repurposed materials may require overcoming similar preexisting ideas. By listening to worker concerns, [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments

New Congressional Action Could Support Green Construction

Under Congressional legislation passed last month, the Department of Energy will have more funds to support building efficiency. The United States Green Building Council reported that the DoE is gaining $794 million more in program support than it had in the previous year. For small and medium-sized buildings, this includes $10 million set aside for improvements, the source notes. The [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|0 Comments