We’ve all heard about Going Green, but how many offices actually take that eco-friendly plunge? We know it’s great for the environment, but recent studies from Harvard show it’s actually extremely beneficial for a company’s bottom line and here’s why:
We spend about 90% of our time indoors. It makes sense that the surroundings of our office cubicles and the room’s office design deeply affect our emotional state, health, and overall wellbeing. Harvard found that employees working in a green space have a 61% higher cognitive function than those working in a conventional office. The main factor they contribute these results to is the quality of air and CO2 levels.
If your company wants to start leaving a smaller carbon footprint, we would recommend turning to DIRTT environmental solutions. Studies confirm that DIRTT living walls reduce levels of volatile organic compounds and CO2 in office environments.
DIRTT also incorporates their environmental approach in everyday projects too. The glass used in DIRTT wall systems is 20% post-industrial recycled materials and they even go as far as offering 100% post-consumer glass through reclamation of demolished office spaces. Talk about reducing and reusing! For companies extremely environmentally conscious, DIRTT offers the option to completely diminish the use of formaldehyde in DIRTT walls.
Kimball Office has also been developing sustainability practices over the past 40 years to aid the environment. Unlike many other office furniture manufacturers, they offer finished selections of their office desks in options of FSC certified wood. For reference, buying FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) wood indicates that this wood was harvested with high sustainability practices.