SPACE SOLUTIONS:

DESIGNING A MORE SUSTAINABLE WORKPLACE

A look into three key areas of consideration that directly impact long-term eco-friendliness of the space.

Superior Laminate
Offices-to-Go is part of the Global Furniture Group family of brands. Designed to provide affordable, in-stock solutions for basic workplace furniture needs, OTG delivers simple, affordable products designed for the long-term.

Sirena Table
Global is an INDEAL Elite Brand Partner, offering a broad range of mid-market furniture and accessory solutions to for the Workplace, Education, Healthcare, Assisted Living, and Government.

DESIGN INSIGHT

When it comes to supporting the environment, most businesses can do better by designing a more sustainable workplace. Sustainable office space is proven to positively impact employee wellness and productivity. As far as furnishings go, there are three key areas of consideration that directly impact long-term eco-friendliness of the space.

MATERIALS + MANUFACTURING

LIFECYCLE + LONGEVITY

NEXT LIFE + THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

MATERIALS + MANUFACTURING

The adage, “Good In = Good Out” is true for office furnishings. Material selection and manufacturing processes have a direct impact on the overall eco-friendliness of the product and the subsequent impact on individuals using the space. Truly sustainable products are manufactured from renewable resources in facilities using natural energy sources and are easy to recycle. Most commercial grade furniture manufacturers now publish a life-cycle analysis of their core products, making it easy for a designer or facilities manager to evaluate and select eco-friendly products.

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Factor™ Task Chair
Factor™ seating recalculates the value equation for work chairs with adjustable lumbar support, weight sensing synchro-tilter mechanism, and fixed or adjustable arms.

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Factor™ Task Chair
Factor™ seating recalculates the value equation for work chairs with adjustable lumbar support, weight sensing synchro-tilter mechanism, and fixed or adjustable arms.

LIFECYCLE + LONGEVITY

The longer a piece of office furniture can remain useful and in use, the more sustainable it is. Typically, commercial grade furniture is designed to perform for 10-years, meeting a broad range of performance-based criteria established to keep workers safe in office environments. Throughout the warranty period, manufacturers will repair or replace furnishings, which is an eco-friendlier alternative to disposing of the product.

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Edge Monitor Arm 
Edge is a single monitor arm that allows for finger touch dynamic height adjustment to ensure your workspace is adaptable and flexible, promoting better ergonomics for improved workplace wellness.

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Edge Monitor Arm 
Edge is a single monitor arm that allows for finger touch dynamic height adjustment to ensure your workspace is adaptable and flexible, promoting better ergonomics for improved workplace wellness.

NEXT LIFE + THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Inevitably, a piece of furniture becomes not used, or not useful. Before you toss it, ask yourself if it could be utilized elsewhere within your company, if the materials and components could be recycled, or if it could be donated to an organization in need.

The EPA estimates up to 8.5 million tons of office furniture end up in landfills annually in the United States. If everyone takes small steps toward sustainable furniture manufacturing and repurposing or recycling furnishings, we can make bigger strides toward a more sustainable workplace and industry.

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Inspirational Pinpoint VIP Spaces
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Mirella
The Mirella collection of workstations, tables, and storage offers agile choices for workplaces that are growing and evolving—helping people feel comfortable and equipped to focus, engage and showcase their creativity.

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River
River brings people together in a place where ideas, insight and inspiration can be shared. Interlocking capabilities, quality construction and high traffic design deliver an endless array of curvilinear and rectilinear configurations with three back height options – standard, high back and extended back.

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