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

Quality Office Liquidations to send personnel to NEOCON 2016

This month, QOL's own Jim Turner and Mike Calello will attend the NEOCON even in Chicago. The convention will run from June 13 to 15, and has been a significant commercial design show for nearly 50 years, according to the official event site. Jim and Mike will join the group of around 50,000 other professionals who come to learn about the [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|General|Comments Off on Quality Office Liquidations to send personnel to NEOCON 2016

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

California’s 15-Year Plan For Shrinking Its Carbon Footprint

Businesses in California can take comfort knowing that the state government wants to improve energy use over the next several years. The California Air Resources Board described six "pillars" of an energy efficiency plan that could stretch onward to 2030. According to the Board, these include carbon sequestration, doubling energy efficiency savings in existing buildings and devoting half of the state's [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|Localized|Comments Off on California’s 15-Year Plan For Shrinking Its Carbon Footprint

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

Green offices can shine in a big city

Busy American cities often seem like major energy hogs. However, businesses based in urban areas don't have to fret, since these locations are actually better positioned to promote green principles. Margaret Walls of Resources for the Future wrote about the ways that cities can set the pace for energy use in a piece for The Wall Street Journal.  Walls mentioned [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Localized|Comments Off on Green offices can shine in a big city

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

Verified Wood Products Are More Than Green: They’re Legal

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 [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|Products|Comments Off on Verified Wood Products Are More Than Green: They’re Legal