There’s no doubt that incorporating sustainable practices has taken the world by storm. Why not implement such practices in your office space as well?
Below are five practices for designing your office space sustainably.
utilize a minimalist design mindset
When utilizing a minimalist design mindset you can easily decide whether or not you really need that new desk organizer from Amazon. Ask yourself questions like… Do I want or need this item? Where will I keep this item? How often will I use this item? Do I already own an item that I can repurpose to replace this item?
repurpose outdated pieces
Did you know that approximately nine million tons of furniture go to landfills every year? Rather than adding to the already off-putting amount of furniture that finds its way to landfills each year, consider repurposing your old, worn-out office furniture. You can reuse old desks, table bases, and storage by updating the product’s surfaces with a modern look. This can be done without replacing the entirety of the piece and at a fraction of the cost!
BE ENERGY CONSCIOUS
There are countless smart building technologies on the market today increase your office’s sustainability! Ditch your old thermostat for a smart one. Not only will the switch reduce your energy bill, but it will reduce your carbon footprint. Other smart building technologies to consider include smart power strips and smart lighting.
use socially responsible materials
Reduce waste by using reclaimed and recycled materials in your office space. Examples of sustainable materials include bamboo, natural stone, cork, reclaimed wood, glass, and recycled aluminum.
One of our favorite sustainable design choices is recycled wallcoverings. Newsworthy (W9042/01) by Weitzner is made out of 70% post-consumer recycled newspaper
Use Non-toxic & Non-polluting Products
According to EarthEasy, a sustainable-focused interiors brand, “Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air, and according to the EPA, is considered one of the top five hazards to human health. Paints and finishes are among the leading causes.” Save yourself and your colleagues from toxins by using non-toxic and non-polluting products in your office space!