Sustainability: Environmental Responsibility

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We provide a wide range of office solutions that can assist organizations in reducing their environmental impact through innovative design and deliberate product choices.

We carry a wide range of manufacturers who have implemented sustainable practices into their design, manufacturing, and daily operation processes that are controlled and improved through compliance with environmental legislation and regulations, and through implementation of voluntary programs. Some of those regulations and programs include ISO 14001, LEED Certification, GREENGUARD Certification, Design for Environment, Ecologo and various other initiatives.

May 2011 | Environmental News – Trendway is CarbonNeutral With Trendwall!

LEED Projects: Blue Sun Biodiesel Jehn Engineering CIS – U.S. Customs and Immigration Services DSST – Denver School of Science and Technology

LEED Certified Team Members:

Kimberly Dawes, Interior Designer, LEED AP

Kristen Hobbs, Corporate Account Manger, LEED AP

Carla Natalie, Interior Designer, LEED AP

Robert Neuman, Executive Vice President, LEED AP

LEED: An internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) where the focus is on CO2 emission reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, energy savings and more. Visit the USGBC web site to learn more – http://www.usgbc.org/.

GREENGUARD: Dedicated to protecting human health and quality of life through programs that reduce chemical exposure and improve indoor air quality. Visit the Greenguard Environmental Institute to learn more http://www.greenguard.org/.

Design for the Environment: Is a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This effort focuses on chemical containment in certain classifications of products. Teammates promotes awareness of these products to encourage improved workplace safety. Visit EPA’s Design for the Environment program at http://www.epa.gov/dfe.

EcoLogo: Provides customers – public, corporate and consumer – with assurance that the products and services bearing the logo meet the stringent standards of environmental leadership.

Trends in the Workplace

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WorkplaceOne is an approach to planning and product solutions – designed to address new ways of working as individuals, teams and members of multi-generational corporate cultures.

WorkplaceOne | Trends in the workplace | Full Report

WorkplaceOne | The Brochure

02. WORKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

In today’s top-performing companies workers spend more time collaborating and learning – gathering in meeting rooms, training rooms and team spaces, as well as lounges and cafes. Yet, many companies have not taken into consideration that dedicated workstations are being used less and less.

Study | Chair Sensors Yield Huge Savings

04. DAYLIGHT AND PRODUCTIVITY

More natural light, more windows and better ventilation can dramatically affect worker alertness, productivity and performance. below are a few studies that reinforce that truth.

Study 1|The effects of the indoor environment on human function

Study 2|Daylight and Retail Sales – For the California Energy Commission

Study 3|Windows and Classrooms – Student

Performance and the Indoor Environment

Study 4|Windows and Offices – A Study of Office Worker Performance and the Indoor Environment

05. COLLABORATION HAPPENS ANYWHERE

High-performance organizations increasingly emphasize collaboration and look for ways to design opportunities for interaction – great ideas don’t necessarily occur when seated at a desk or table.

WorkplaceOne | 05. Collaboration Happens Anywhere

White Paper | IBM “The New Collaboration: Enabling Innovation, Changing the Workplace.”

06. CORPORATE NOMADS

As collaboration evolves and becomes a more familiar work mode, it also becomes more fluid, less tied to place. The economic, environmental and health benefits can be significant.

WorkplaceOne | 06. Corporate Nomads

07. SPACE IS DEFINED BY WORKSTYLE, NOT STATUS

Once a symbol of achievement and rank, the private office is no longer an important goal for younger workers.

WorkplaceOne | 07. Space is Defined by Workstyle, Not Status

08. SUSTAINABLE DESIGN: NICHE OR NORMAL

In the near future, if a company cannot document how its operations and products affect the environment – and the steps being taken to reduce that impact – it will not be able to maintain market position or make it through the RFP process.

WorkplaceOne | 08. Sustainable Design

 

09. DESIGN & THE BOTTOM LINE

Determing the real cost – and value – of the workplace is a complex matter. Intelligent workplace design can help companies lower costs.

WorkplaceOne | 09. Design & The Bottom Line

 

THE NEW EQUATION

The trends described reflect changes in thinking about work and the workplace and require a Workplace Equation that distills the complexities of process and structure and leads into a discussion of the planning styles that we believe address today’s needs.

WorkplaceOne | Changes in Thinking: The New Workplace Equation

The New Equation | Layout

 

A MIXED PLAN | A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

Designed to satisfy the cognitive, social, spiritual and physical needs of people at work, WorkplaceOne creates places for informal social interaction and personal rejuvination, as well as the rigors of learning and intensive collaboration.

Key Planning Styles | The physical workspace solutions