Consider A Sustainable Approach To The Office Fit-Out
Think about this for a moment. The building materials and construction industry are responsible for 39% of the entire global carbon emissions.
This means each and every decision you make regarding your interior design project or office fit out has a potentially negative impact on the world, contributing towards increasing temperatures and sea levels.
One of the biggest contributors to this carbon crisis is embodied carbon within building products. From the manufacture and assembly of products to their transport, installation and disposal, every aspect of their lifespan contributes CO2, so how can you protect your businesses future?
The answer is quite simple. The embodied carbon of an office space keeps growing along its lifecycle. Every successive renovation will consume raw materials, and energy and generate landfill waste. By the end of a typical 20-year tenancy lease, the lifecycle carbon footprint of an office can amount to 3-times the initial embodied carbon.
By incorporating demountable fittings and fixtures, you can maximize the reuse potential of your assets and contribute to closing the loop on materials usage. In selecting modular office partitions, you are entering into a circular economy philosophy and an approach to reducing CO2 worldwide.
Not only are these partitions manufactured from recyclable material and previously disposed equipment, but they are also designed to be used multiple times. Even after you’ve had them installed for a few years, rather than disposing of them, they can be moved to another area within your business or recycled.
All of these small approaches to reducing carbon have a significant effect on the total global level of carbon and the crisis we are witnessing.
With the responsibility on your shoulders, you need to show that you and your business are pulling your own weight and acting to work more sustainably. In choosing modular office partitions and interior furniture with less embodied carbon, you’re futureproofing your business and the world we live on.