Sustainability in Office Furniture

Sustainability throughout life, work and everything in between has become one of the most talked about topics in 2019 so far. When it comes to office furniture, sustainability comes from the interior designers, in which they seek to minimise the negative impacts the environment we work in has on everything surrounding it.

With this in mind, interior designers work with innovation to design an office that offers “greener” and more eco friendly solutions to furniture and decor. The mission is to create a more ecological balance long term, something that is growing rapidly in popularity when it comes to office redesign.

A sustainable office environment has so many positive effects and benefits to the worker and their surroundings, in this post we will be exploring the benefits of sustainable office furniture, and the small changes that can make a huge difference in the journey to becoming a more sustainable environment and eco friendly office.

LONG LASTING

Sustainable furniture is typically designed to ensure that it offers longevity of use so that it doesn’t end up in a landfill in a few years time. Not only is this beneficial to the environment, but an investment that will soon pay off, as you will find that you won’t be spending more money on replacing broken furniture so soon. The projected ROI on sustainable furniture is 30% – 50% in five years.

KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT

One of the most important benefits that sustainable office furniture offers is the fact it is kind to the environment. Almost all sustainable furniture is made from recycled and reusable materials, which means that there is a reduced need for manufacturing, saving energy and electricity. As well, as saving on the production of materials due to the use of recycled materials. All of these factors benefit the environment.

SOCIAL BENEFITS

Using sustainable office furniture is beneficial for your brand as a business. Sustainability is extremely popular and being more environmentally conscious is a respected and admired trait in professional industries. Projecting a better corporate image attracts not only business but employees. Clients are more likely to be interested in your business if you have a moral consciousness towards the environment, for employees it projects an image that shows you care which will reflect on how they feel about working for you.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Sustainable office designers will focus a lot on creating more natural light in your office space, to reduce the need for artificial lighting. This not only benefits the environment but the employee too. Natural light is proven to be a mood booster and encourages a more productive attitude towards work. 

Not only does natural lighting benefit employees mentality and health, a sustainable office should offer optimum temperatures for working environments, better air circulation and improved acoustics, all also contributing to the health and happiness of employees. 

Creating a sustainable environment for you and your employees to work in, benefits everyone and really has no negative impact on your business at all. Sustainability isn’t just a trend, it needs to be the future of the home, the office and more.