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 [...]
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" [...]
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 staying in line with LEED principles, businesses can improve their carbon footprint while making the best choices for themselves as companies. This means that choosing environmental office solutions can also mean making a good decision that complies with the law. In an article for the United States Green Building Council's blog, Taryn Holowka recently examined that organization's role in promoting the [...]
Last month, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) released the most recent results of its state-by-state rankings for LEED use. California, a member of last year's list, ranked seventh, above Texas, Utah and Virginia. The Golden State accounted for more than 87 million gross square feet of certified space and 618 approved projects. Even though this put it lower [...]
The LEED standard contains special provisions for projects that include reused materials and resources. Used office seating can play a part in this process, as offices select previously owned chairs and have them adjusted to meet their standards and preferences. However, locally sourced furniture also has to be strong enough to withstand long periods of use. While the phrase "extreme [...]
The Wall Street Journal recently reported on one law firm, Paul Hastings LLP, that is exploring a new way of arranging its workers within its New York City office. The "open office" plan has been in vogue for years now, especially with startups and other companies wanting an energetic feel. For some industries, though, making the switch to this style [...]
D’Urso Swivel Chair Joseph Paul D’Urso 2008 The D’Urso Swivel Chair strikes a playful balance between formality and whimsy,offering a modern twist on the classic cocktail lounge chair.
Lawrence Laske In 1993, Laske designed the Saugaro and Toothpick Cactus Tables for Knoll. Inspired by nature, this whimsical table collection was based upon simple, organic forms rendered from natural materials.
This blog has written previously about how some executives prefer working out of a cubicle near the rest of their employees rather than in an office. The Wall Street Journal reported on a different tactic taken by Grey Global Group, an advertising firm in New York City, that places new arrivals in a special "base camp" area of the office [...]