Green offices are here to stay. And this is simply because we can no longer conceive an office design that is not environmentally friendly. And that’s fine.
This new way of understanding architecture and interior design, in perfect communion with nature, has an essential material, wood. Perhaps because a tree branch was probably the first natural resource that man harnessed for his own benefit, or because it brings us closer to the illusion that we still live in the shelter of forests and trees, the fact is that wood is one of the main eco-friendly materials used in today’s green offices.
In terms of sustainability, what does wood contribute to the design of an office?
- First of all, wood can be the most sustainable material, provided you choose PEFC or FSC certified wood (like Spigogroup does in all its products) that guarantees it comes from sustainably managed forests.
- In addition, it is the material with the most possibilities of recycling or reuse in any format in which it is presented: wood panels, wood slats or even more complex elements such as pallets.
- The wood used in inner linings helps the thermal and acoustic insulation of a room, reducing the use of other less ecological materials.
- In addition, it makes use of the natural luminosity of an office. The use of a wood panelling in light hues, or wood slats to create light and shadow effects enhances the aspect of a room while helping cut down the energy bill.
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