How Unison Workspaces is helping green buildings with Cleanstone.

How Unison Workspaces is helping green buildings with Cleanstone.
Unison workspaces are extending their range of furniture offerings into sustainability with today's Critical. Cleanstone Sample 005 | 10% Piha.

As construction is both the biggest contributor to waste and account for 20% of Aotearoa's emissios, the rise of Green Star certification in construction and fit outs marks a pivotal moment.

Green Star buildings go beyond aesthetics; they prioritize energy efficiency, reduced carbon footprint, and healthier indoor environments. And it's becoming the pre-requisite for how companies and governments choose and design the next generation of commercial buildings.

My designer mates have shared with me 3 tips on how they are future proofing their practice:

1. Holistic Planning: Start with a comprehensive sustainability strategy from the project's inception. This holistic approach ensures that sustainability is embedded into the project's DNA.

2. Material Selection: Opt for eco-friendly and locally sourced materials. Consider factors like recycled content, durability, and low VOC emissions. Collaborate with suppliers who share your commitment to sustainability, and aim for a reduced carbon footprint throughout the supply chain.

3. Energy Efficiency Innovation: Prioritize energy-efficient systems and design elements. Incorporate passive design strategies, such as maximizing natural light and ventilation. Explore renewable energy sources like solar panels and geothermal heating. Leverage technology to monitor and optimise energy usage even after the building is occupied.

Lastly if you found any of this useful, I run a green building materials company called Critical. and we're passionate about supporting brands, architects and designers create beautiful and sustainable spaces using 100% plastic waste. If you would like to request a materials sample box or book a conversation with me, send me a DM!
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