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  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is most simply described as the conditions inside the building. It includes air qualit...

  • Materials, Furniture, and Furnishings Replacement

    Daily wear and tear means that materials, furniture and furnishings require periodic replacement.

  • Under 10,000 SF Interiors Gut Rehab Project

    This page provides Sustainable Strategies to consider as a space has or will undergo a major tenant gut rehab for projects under 10,000 SF.

  • Spatial Equity

    Organizations today are less hierarchical and work is more team based, more mobile, and more cross functional. A key to spatial equity is that sp...

  • Space Reconfiguration and Renovation Projects

    As needs change over time, tenants often need to convert space or phase the conversion of individual space or rooms to meet these changing needs....

  • Biophilic Design

    Learn why nature is so important to us, what we know about the benefits of nature, and how biophilia is being applied in buildings, particularly in ...

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Whole Building Systems

  • Lighting - System Bundling

    When specifying or replacing a particular lighting component, consider coordinating that component with other related building equipment. Lighting t...

  • IEQ - Absorption

    Acoustic ceiling tiles, carpeting, furniture finishes, curtains and hanging acoustical plasters can be implemented to mitigate the distribution of s...

  • Lighting - Lighting Impact on Occupants

    Lighting Ecosystem Lighting in the workplace can be better understood as an ecosystem that includes lighting design as just one component of a netw...

Materials

  • Wood

    Wood panel ceilings, like metal ceilings, are not often used in office spaces as they tend to be a high-end finish. Wood panel ceilings do not of...
  • Composite Wood

    Interior doors are often made of a composite wood core covered with a laminate or wood veneer. Doors made with engineered wood are cheaper than sol...
  • Solid Wood

    There are many different species and types of wood that can be used for doors including reclaimed, suppressed, and wood from [responsibly manage...
  • Desk

    Desk selection should be driven by sustainable materials. Refer to the compare section for guidance. Using casters will support the flexibility ...
  • Casework / Millwork

    Select casework and millwork that have sustainable attributes such as rapidly renewable, recycled content and sustainably managed forest materia...
  • Composite Wood Furniture

    Engineered wood, also known as composite wood, is man-made and includes a range of wood products that are bound together by adhesives. Plywood, pa...
  • Wood Flooring

    Wood is a natural material and flooring that generally comes in plank form. There are many different species of wood and types of wood flooring incl...
  • Cork

    Cork flooring is made from the bark of cork oak trees. The bark can be stripped without introducing damage to the tree, making it a rapidly renewabl...
  • Bamboo

    Bamboo is a grass that has a short growth cycle and continues to grow after it is cut without replanting or cultivating, making it a rapidly renewab...
  • Wood / Bamboo Base

    Wood base is a durable material that serves as a wall finish and protective border. Wood base, where possible, should be sustainably harvested....

  • Porcelain Tile

    Porcelain Tile is a durable, cleanable modular finish that is suitable in wet locations or areas prone to liquids or spills.
  • Wood Base

    Wood base is a durable material that serves as a wall finish and protective border. Bamboo, while not technically wood, is commonly included in t...
  • Linoleum Base

    Linoleum wall base serves as a wall finish and a functional protective border. Linoleum is commonly confused with vinyl. True linoleum is made o...
  • Vinyl Base

    Vinyl wall base is a durable material that serves as a wall finish and functional protective border. Vinyl base should be used sparingly, as the m...
  • Ceiling Tile

    Acoustical ceiling tiles are typically used in offices with dropped ceilings. The ceiling tiles come in various sizes and finishes and frequently...
  • Metal Systems

    Metal ceilings are not often used in office spaces as it tends to be a high-end finish and does not offer the same acoustical properties as acoust...
  • Shades

    Shades are window coverings that block or reduce sunlight penetration through windows. Shades are available in different operational styles such as ...