We’re excited to share with you an insightful read courtesy of our very own Advisory Board member Joanna Knight and leading industry website, Insight.
A brief snippet of “Sustainable office design will not be possible until we are clear about a few things” can be read below’
Many organisations make bold claims about their zero carbon ambitions. Even if they don’t, most have sustainability statements. Yet the environmental impact of office furniture and sophisticated approaches to sustainable office design seem to be way down the ‘pecking order’. During the last year, we have read considerable commentary about the office – starting with its death but moving onto predictions of the ‘new dawn’ with more versatile and healthier workspaces.
For decades before that, companies have embraced the opportunity to furnish their offices to reflect corporate culture and facilitate more productive working practices. Regular replacement has had numerous drivers – design trends; opportunities to maximise space utilisation; new ‘ways of working’; corporate restructuring …. This appetite for change does, however, have a significantly negative impact on the environment.