Green office space progress is slowing

According to the authors of the 2015 State of Green Business Report, the total of green office space as in the number of global LEED-certified commercial projects dropped 2% from 2013 to 2014. Though registrations and certifications for new construction and commercial spaces declined, LEED retrofits of existing buildings increased. The outlook isn’t entirely bleak, however. […] Read more

Steelcase releases 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report

Steelcase releases 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report American professional furniture maker Steelcase released its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report, which recounts the company’s sustainability promise and the resulting social, environmental and economic global performance indicators. “For us, being a sustainable business means more than just recycling programs and internal footprint reductions,” said Jim Keane, President and Chief […] Read more

Teknion receives two Green Good Design Awards

Canadian producer of professional furniture Teknion announced that its Sidewise casegoods workstation and Projek task seating have received 2014 Green Good Design Awards. Now in its sixth year, the Green Good Design competition is sponsored by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. […] Read more

Artichokes into furniture and back: the ARTI collection by Schaffenburg

Dutch producing wholesaler of professional furniture, Schaffenburg, presented a promising innovation during their annual dealer event last Friday. Schaffenburg teamed up with Greek designer Spyros Kizis, who, as part of his graduation project, invented a bio-plastic made from artichoke thistle and seeds pressed with bio-resin. Not only is the end-product rock solid and 100% bio-degradable, […] Read more

New eco-friendly top coat for Feek furniture

American furniture and architectural solutions manufacturer Trendway has announced what the company says is a unique water-based top coat for its Feek NA (North America) Fundamentals and Feek Custom product lines. This innovation reportedly positions Feek as the first coated foam furniture on the U.S. market utilizing a more sustainable water-based colour coat technology. Coated […] Read more

Earning by Usership vs Cost of Ownership saves 31%

Dutch importer of brands such as Herman Miller, ColebrookBossonSaunders and Boss Design Group, HME Import Agency,  furnished the Dutch Cradle-to-Cradle ExpoLab five years ago. Together with other organisations, HME Import Agency provided a completely C2C-certified interior on the basis of operational lease. As part of the contract, which includes keeping the working environment in line […] Read more

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