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Monday, October 21, 2013

Sustainability can be cool!

reclaimed materials.jpgSo here's a quick catch up on the Steelcase NEXT design competition...

My design solution is progressing and I'm really happy with how it's all coming together. A big focus of the competition is to incorporate sustainability in the finishes/materials/fixtures as well as the practices of those working in the office.

Nowadays when you hear sustainability, everyone goes "yeah yeah yeah..." because it's become a buzz word, but I promise you that sustainability is cool!

For my office design, some of the ways I've incorporated sustainability include using raw materials such as such as reclaimed wood, reclaimed brick, sealed concrete and exposed HVAC ceiling systems.

Sustainability can also be incorporated by having dishes stored on site so paper plate ware and plastic cutlery don't get used and tossed everyday.

I'll continue to keep you posted!

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