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

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

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

New LEED Gold Building Coming To UC Davis

Any business that wants to work in a LEED-approved building should know the difference between certification levels. The second-highest rank, gold status, requires between 60 and 79 points, and helps display the project's commitment to green building principles, According to a statement from the University of California Davis, a new large lecture hall fits the gold requirements and the groundbreaking [...]

By | June 8th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|Comments Off on New LEED Gold Building Coming To UC Davis

When The Office Itself Is Part Of The Furniture

Are there existing elements in your office that could also serve as furniture? To stay aware of the latest green furniture trends, businesses can make improvements to their own buildings and keep an eye out for new opportunities. Inhabitat recently looked at a structure in a Belgian barn that is both functional and visually intriguing. As an added bonus, it [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Green Office Solutions|Comments Off on When The Office Itself Is Part Of The Furniture

New LEED Credit Pilot Targets Health Hazards

Recently, the United States Green Building Council started a pilot program for a credit that would encourage better wood quality. The organization has also announced another pilot credit, this one specifically applying to issues that might threaten human health. According to a press release from the Council, this new possible credit follows the advances in the latest version of LEED [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|Comments Off on New LEED Credit Pilot Targets Health Hazards

San Diego’s Commitment to Green Energy

Major cities in the Golden State are setting a bar for going green. San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose are all making efforts to tackle lower energy emissions by adopting renewable sources, according to a recent Computerworld article. Businesses in Northern California can take cues from local city energy plans as they try to reduce their own carbon footprints. Anyone [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|Comments Off on San Diego’s Commitment to Green Energy

Green Policies After The Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement represents a major step forward in environmental policies, even for small businesses that may not be aware of it. A key part of this commitment is the devotion to better green buildings to keep carbon emissions low. The United States Green Building Council recently released an international brief about the ways various countries are addressing energy use [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|Comments Off on Green Policies After The Paris Agreement

New Policy Could Help California Businesses Save Energy

Finding quality office furniture in California can be part of a greater concern for social responsibility. This state is working to address energy waste issues, and a new proposal could see businesses make significant cuts in the amount of power they use. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the state's energy commission is developing a plan that would specifically address [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|Comments Off on New Policy Could Help California Businesses Save Energy

New action tightens LEED wood requirements

LEED compliance comes from knowing which resources are allowable. There's variation even among a single type of material, like wood, and changing standards can make it difficult for some businesses to keep up. In a recent press release, the United States Green Building Council announced that it has adjusted its requirements to allow for certified wood use in approved buildings. [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|Green Office Solutions|Comments Off on New action tightens LEED wood requirements