Go Green With an Eco-Friendly Office Fitout

The Offices of Buck O’Neill Builders
“Office and commercial establishment growth is exponential - but company carbon footprints are shrinking.”

Green is the new black, and the growing number of environmentally aware consumers has encouraged organisations to uphold their environmental principles through commercial fitouts. Establishing ethical business practices has become an expectation within our current climate - so consider “doing your part” with a customised eco-friendly office fitout.

Office and commercial establishment growth is exponential - but company carbon footprints are shrinking. Today’s conscious clients are constructing the most imaginative schemes to minimise their environmental impact through their office fit out. Everything from the materials you choose to the industrial process of your office refurbishment can help you save the environment - not to mention company dollars.

Nurturing your eco-friendly approach to refurbishment will set your establishment apart from your competitors, attracting new customers seeking products and services from an environmentally conscious business.

Great Dividing Range

“Partitions are a cost-effective option, with minimal wastage potential, to allow for endless customisation amongst your colleagues.”

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Greenpeace Offices, Zurich

Office partitions are a great way to begin taking responsibility for your business’ carbon footprint. The office environment is ever-changing, so it’s a good idea to use flexible means to adapt your space. Partitions are a cost-effective option, with minimal wastage potential, to allow for endless customisation amongst your colleagues.

Custom-built office partitions can be easily integrated into any existing space. Consider desk areas where there’s a need for privacy - or you could try colourful, eye-catching dividers to boost employee stimulation and creativity within breakout areas. Be sure to invest in sustainable materials such as bamboo, glass, or other recyclables.

Switch to Save

“Installing motion detection for your LED lighting is a good way to save on your electricity bills.”

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Etsy Offices - New York City

An energy efficient lighting scheme is a vastly important element of sustainable office refurbishment. If every office made use of the natural light available, every energy bill would find employers smiling. Time to switch off the lights and open up the potential of your business with skylights, bay windows and translucent wall panels. That extra boost of Vitamin D will have have your employees flourishing with enthusiasm.

Still, every office needs some form of artificial lighting, and the simplest fix is to fit your space out with power-saving LED bulbs. These 100% recyclable lights work just fine without mercury and harmful UV rays, reducing your company’s greenhouse gas emissions and landfill disposal. Installing motion detection for your LED lighting is a good way to save on your electricity bills. Also good news for you - LED lighting is and has always been very on-trend.

Friendly Flooring

“Let the experts give your floors an eco-friendly upgrade with renewable materials such as bamboo and recycled timber.”

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Las Galias Offices – Bogotá

More and more offices are opting for green flooring solutions to assimilate with their equally environmentally savvy clients. Let the experts give your floors an eco-friendly upgrade with renewable materials such as low resource impact carpet, bamboo and recycled timber. These sustainable choices allow for a forest friendly office fit out without sacrificing style.

There are a number of durable, affordable options to choose from to reduce your office floor’s carbon footprint, including polished concrete and linoleum. Concrete, an unlikely green solution, is extremely easy to clean and will last your office a lifetime. Linoleum, unlike vinyl, is derived from natural, sustainable sources. It also avoids the use of petrochemicals - another good reason to choose linoleum over its synthetic counterpart for your office fit out.

Dress it Up Eco-Style

“Recycle your existing joinery with sustainable storage systems such as cabinets and shelving to reflect your business’ environmental conscience.”

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BlaBlaCar Offices - Paris

Your dutiful decor should also represent your eco-chic establishment accordingly. Carbon-neutral furniture is cost effective - so start integrating these sustainable solutions through your office fitout. Think organic design elements to your office fitout such as custom-built reception counters made of upcycled tiles, conference tables crafted out of reclaimed wood, or bamboo passage desking systems with toxin-free finishes.

Fast Fitouts can also help you recycle your existing joinery with sustainable storage systems such as cabinets and shelving to reflect your business’ environmental conscience. Remember to donate any other old furniture to charity rather than sending it to landfill.

Paint Me Like One of Your Eco-Friendly Offices

“Conventional paints are made up of harmful, toxic compounds which vaporise the air, contributing to atmosphere pollution which may pose serious health risks for your employees.”

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SASB Offices – San Francisco

A medley of inspiring natural colours make for an equally inspiring environment - but instead of using unstable, carbon-based paints for your office refurbishment, consider a low-toxic paint scheme that carries a green certification. Conventional paints are made up of harmful, toxic compounds which vaporise the air, contributing to atmosphere pollution which may pose serious health risks for your employees.

Our team of experts recognise the latest sustainable design principles when it comes to coating your office walls. Today, most toxin-free paints offer matched performance and service life with conventional high VOC (volatile organic compound) paints. Some brands even possess antimicrobial properties which are resistant to scrubbing and staining.

Grow Your Business

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Cuningham Group, Culver City

“For a unique twist on this growing trend, have the experts construct an edible garden within your breakout space.”

Keep your office space alive by setting up indoor gardens and vertical green walls. Your office fit out can actually boost productivity within your office environment by allowing your employees and clients to connect with nature. Oxygen is key to optimum brain function, and letting your office grow and breathe is an inspiring way to reduce your carbon footprint.

Your employees spend the bulk of their waking days in the office, so cultivating a positive, healthy environment is a great way to engage the office. For a unique twist on this growing trend, have the experts construct an edible garden within your breakout space to produce healthy, office-grown alternatives to prepackaged snacks hidden in those desk drawers.

There are considerable financial and environmental costs involved in overlooking a planet-friendly office fit out. If you’d like your office fit out to reflect your environmental conscience - call the experts on 1300 303 831 or email info@fastfitouts.com.au for your free environmentally aware concept design and budget estimate.

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