In this era of relentless attack of pollution and rapidly declining forest cover on the planet, the need to go green is greater than ever. Environmental awareness has found its new advocate in a drive towards green office furniture that several companies now opt for.
Setting up of modular offices can go a long way in conservation of environment. Much less material is needed to set up such offices, and hence they help check the chopping of trees. Less material not only implies less trees felled, but also means lesser expenditure borne by companies to build these offices. It’s cheaper to make modular offices, and being small in area, they also mean lesser rent for the company.
An office that uses recycled or used furniture makes an excellent contribution towards environmental conservation. This kind of furniture is appropriate for any type of office and requires only minimum changes to look as good as new. Because of the present economic recession, several companies are out of business and are selling their furniture at very low rates, which presents a great chance to cut down office costs. The non-renewable resources of the earth are preserved by use of such furniture, without sacrificing on quality and comfort.
There are ways to make sure that the furniture being made use of is green even if it is fresh from the factory. The new furniture must be made of reusable materials and must be of local make so that the freight does not result in serious emissions from carriers.
Never buy furniture with foams whose production has released deadly chemicals like CFCs into the air, which are notorious for depleting the ozone layer. The furniture must have been created from trees with growth span of less than 10 years as they reduce the influence on the environment. Lastly, you must be frugal and purchase only the necessary furniture that would fulfill your requirements.