When companies initially started going “green,” there were a few sustainable products that were commonly selected and used. Now, that list is more extensive, giving organizations additional choices. Some of the tried and true building products from the past are still making a large impact, but now, there are even more options that offer out-of-the-box benefits.
Today, we’ve rounded-up a mix of both. Each one performs well and is flexible enough to work in a number of spaces. Here, you’ll see five sustainable products you should try and the reasons they should be integrated into your space.
Using a PVC free window shade fabric, like EcoVeil from Mecho, is an easy and impactful way to incorporate sustainable materials into your space. A Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM product, it can be reclaimed, recycled and remain in a perpetual loop of continuous use.
Incorporating a moss wall adds visual interest and comes with a long list of environmental benefits. Some of these include improvement in air quality, reduction in airborne dust and noise, lower energy costs and reduced carbon dioxide levels. Also, they never have to be watered, making their upkeep low maintenance. Two great options come from Benetti and The Fat Plant Society.
Selecting low VOC paints and carpets helps organizations maintain a higher level of air quality.
Choosing bamboo flooring and wall panels is another way to go green. Made from renewable materials, items, like Plyboo, are durable, affordable and easy to install.
Sourcing products made from recycled materials is becoming more commonplace. Companies, like Loll Designs, are creating eye-catching furniture pieces out of things like recycled milk cartons.
To learn more about these or any other sustainable products, contact us at: ryan (at) fsikc (dot) com or 913-341-1529.
We offer comprehensive knowledge of furniture and complete space planning.
“ Children International has had a long and successful relationship with Facility Systems. FSI has helped us design, select, manage and implement an attractive, productive and affordable work space for our employees here at our World Headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. …. As a non-profit organization we are very “Value” oriented, and “Fiscal Responsibility” is first and foremost, however, we’ve always been treated to “First Class” service from FSI. Scott and Katie have been wonderful to work with, listening to our needs and preferences while providing excellent professional advice and guidance that helped us build a workspace that people enjoy working in.”
SAM DAVIDSON, CFMDirector of Facilities, Children International
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