Spring fever has struck hard here at American Design Associates. The weather is trending in the right direction, and all this desire to be outside has us thinking “green.” With so much attention paid to sustainability and environmental friendliness these days, we wanted to do our part to make sure there are plenty more gorgeous springs ahead of us. Here are some tips for creating a more eco-friendly office space.
Designing an Eco-Friendly Office
Now that the environment is a high priority in the minds of many, there are a lot of products and services available to help improve one’s environmental impact. From eco-friendly office furniture to sustainable office practices, here’s what you can do to help save the planet.
- When purchasing office furniture and office supplies, try to select items that are “greener.” This can mean choosing used, restored furniture so that additional materials don’t have to be used to make more, choosing furniture or supplies that have been built with recycled materials, or items that otherwise help reduce your energy consumption. The great thing about working with furniture consultants like us is that we can help you find furniture to meet that goal.
- When designing your office space, think about an open floor plan. Open floor plans allow for easier and better circulation of heating and cooling throughout the space, meaning that you’ll be able to save money and energy on air conditioning this spring and summer, as well as heating when fall and winter roll back around.
- Observe other eco-friendly office practices, like reducing or eliminating the use of paper, instituting a telecommuting schedule so your employees don’t have to drive to the office every day, and unplugging whichever machines and appliances you’re able to unplug at the end of the day or end of the week. Items to consider for that last idea include the coffee maker, microwave, printer/copier, and your computer (both the monitor and the tower).
Like we mentioned above, working with our highly-trained and specialized office furniture consultants will make it significantly easier to reach your goal. We can offer advice and direction to assist you in any office furnishing endeavor you may choose to pursue — creating an eco-friendly office is just one of many.
Choose American Design Associates to Help with Your Office Relocation
American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. When you are in need of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians, and an outstanding customer support team, American Design Associates is right for you. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond. Help us help you with your furniture and design needs today!
Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500, contact us on our website or pay us a visit today. We want to help you stay organized in the office.