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New Wood Product Rule Could Affect Furniture

Click edit button to change this textGreen office solutions can include safe flooring practices as well as well-resourced furniture. Both of these could be subject to a new rule from both the California Air Resources Board and the Environmental Protection Agency, which could impact composite wood product treatment. Taken along with other recent standards changes, it could be a sign [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Green Office Solutions|Comments Off on New Wood Product Rule Could Affect Furniture

Credits Knowledge Makes For Better LEED Project, Says USGBC

It may seem obvious, but one of the fundamentals of gaining LEED status is knowing how the different credits apply. Without this, it can be difficult to plan a project successfully. If your company wants to address several different areas at once, it will likely need help from an expert. This can help you learn what qualifies for different credits [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Products|Comments Off on Credits Knowledge Makes For Better LEED Project, Says USGBC

Unique Design Could Show The Way To Sustainable Office Furniture

Reusing materials can help businesses build furniture with a low carbon footprint. While this can mean reclaiming used pieces, a recent art project gives us ideas for other uses. Bloomberg challenged a group of designers and artists in London to turn office refuse like printer cartridges and wooden pallets into functional furniture. Bloomberg's program is called "Waste Not Want It" [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Products|Comments Off on Unique Design Could Show The Way To Sustainable Office Furniture

New Report Shows Industrial Use Of LEED Standards

With LEED becoming more widespread, companies that never gave it a second thought may start to realize the benefits of being socially responsible. Readers of this blog know about the many different types of buildings this standard can apply to. A recent "Industrial Facilities in Motion" report looked at the specific impact of energy-friendly design on campuses, warehouses, manufacturing buildings [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|Comments Off on New Report Shows Industrial Use Of LEED Standards

Avoiding Waste With Green-Friendly Liquidation

Moving to a new office can force businesses to leave lots of furniture behind. This could lead to a prime opportunity for waste, even if the company is trying hard to stay environmentally friendly. What's the use in looking for a green office if you end up creating a mess on your way out? For a true impact on their carbon [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Liquidation|Comments Off on Avoiding Waste With Green-Friendly Liquidation

Why Efficiency Helps Manufacturers, Too

The LEED standard has expanded to include multiple types of buildings, including industrial facilities. The United States Green Building Council recently noted on its blog that 1,755 of these facilities have obtained LEED status worldwide. Keeping these centers green could prove essential as shipping demand increases: the source noted that "behind the scenes" warehouses contribute a lot in the current economy. Right [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Localized|Comments Off on Why Efficiency Helps Manufacturers, Too

Using Only What You Need Through Custom Furniture Services

When companies have too many office products on their hands, including furniture, they could face a waste problem. They have to consider both how to store the excess materials and whether to use or dispose of them later on. The way they do so may also contribute to the size of the company's carbon footprint. As such, CalRecycle recommends a simple [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|General|Comments Off on Using Only What You Need Through Custom Furniture Services

Why It Pays To Buy Local Furniture

Grand Rapids, Mich., may be the office furniture capitol of the country, but that doesn't mean ordering from there makes the best sense for a California company. If you're trying to reduce your carbon footprint, one of the easiest ways to do this is to think locally. Just trucking large shipments across the country can add a lot to CO2 [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Localized|Comments Off on Why It Pays To Buy Local Furniture

LEED-certified Buildings Can Be Linked, Council Says

LEED status can apply to a single building, or more than one linked together under one certification. That may sound confusing, but it's actually potentially useful, as a recent United States Green Building Council blog article pointed out. For businesses with unusual offices or workspaces that span more than one connected location, the new post might show some ways to [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|Comments Off on LEED-certified Buildings Can Be Linked, Council Says

What If Offices Move Outside?

The quest for green-friendly offices could lead businesses to some interesting places in the future. While the open office has been in use for some time, businesses may be ready for a different vision to plan their workspaces around. A Washington Post article recently looked at the promise of bringing the entire workplace outside, something which could add a sense of flexibility [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Products|Comments Off on What If Offices Move Outside?