Sustainable Spaces - May 2024

In this month's issue, Kristina Neveriova, Design Manager, Sophie Fowler, Junior Designer, and Michael Harvey, Senior Technical Services Manager, have handpicked three innovative products that promote sustainability. From eco-conscious flooring options to intelligent lighting systems and advanced occupancy monitoring sensors, these solutions are revolutionising how we craft forward-thinking workspaces.

Tala Lighting

Tala Lighting is crafted to focus on sustainability, utilising energy-efficient LED technology and ethically sourced materials. The raw materials used to the manufacturing processes employed, Tala prioritises eco-conscious practices at every step. With a commitment to reducing carbon emissions and promoting renewable energy, Tala Lighting sets a new standard for environmentally friendly illumination.

Key Attributes:

  • Sustainable Energy Use: Tala Lighting utilises energy-efficient LED technology, consuming significantly less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. This reduces electricity bills and minimises carbon emissions, contributing to a greener and more sustainable workspace.
  • Ethical Sourcing: Tala sources its materials ethically, ensuring they are responsibly harvested and produced. Tala Lighting is proud to be a certified B Corporation, meeting rigorous social and environmental performance standards, transparency, and accountability, from sustainably managed forests to fair labour practices.
  • Longevity and Durability: Tala bulbs are built to last up to 10,000 hours or more. This longevity reduces the frequency of replacements and minimises waste, making Tala Lighting a sustainable choice for office environments.

Supporting B-Corp businesses is something we strive to do, and Tala is one of them. From their ethically sourced materials to their commitment to reducing carbon emissions, they continuously improve every aspect of their business. I look forward to what comes next”, Sophie - Junior Designer.

Did you know we are a B Corp company? Read more about how this certification aligns with our commitment to sustainability here.

BEMS - Occupancy monitoring sensors

Occupancy Monitoring Sensors are revolutionising how workplaces optimise energy consumption. Crafted with precision by industry leader Johnson Controls, these sensors are designed to seamlessly integrate into office environments, offering unparalleled insight and control. The sensors detect occupancy levels in real-time, allowing for dynamic adjustments to lighting, heating, and cooling systems based on actual usage patterns. This approach reduces energy wastage and enhances occupant comfort and productivity.

Key Attributes:

  • Energy Efficiency: By accurately monitoring occupancy levels, BEMS’s Occupancy Monitoring Sensors help minimise unnecessary energy consumption, leading to significant cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint.
  • Adaptive Controls: With the ability to adjust building systems in response to occupancy data, these sensors promote a more sustainable and responsive workspace environment, optimising resource usage without sacrificing comfort.
  • Data-driven Insights: Beyond immediate energy savings, these sensors provide valuable data insights that inform long-term sustainability strategies, empowering businesses to make informed decisions for ongoing efficiency improvements.

“How we use the workspace has changed beyond the traditional ‘one person, one desk’ as hybrid working has become the norm. The challenge now facing workspace managers is getting the balance right within their offices: how do you ensure workplace efficiency and sustainability?” says Senior Technical Services Manager Michael.

Amorium Cork Inspire Flooring by Puretree Cork

Introducing Amorim Cork Inspire Flooring by Puretree Cork, a game-changer for eco-conscious office interiors.  Responsibly harvested from the bark of oak trees Amorim Cork Inspire Flooring stands as a beacon of sustainability. The bark undergoes precise cleaning and processing to remove impurities, bonding with eco-friendly adhesives and high-pressure compression to form durable planks or tiles. Precision cutting and finishing techniques ensure quality and consistency, with optional treatments for enhanced appearance and durability.

Key Attributes:

  • Eco-Friendly: Amorim Cork Inspire Flooring is a testament to sustainable design, utilising renewable cork resources and eco-conscious manufacturing techniques.
  • Durability: Beyond its environmental benefits, this flooring option offers exceptional durability, providing long-term value and reducing the need for frequent replacements.
  • Healthier Indoor Environment: With its natural properties, cork flooring enhances indoor air quality by resisting mould, mildew, and allergens, fostering a healthier workspace for employees.
  • Waterproof: Amorim Cork Inspire Flooring boasts exceptional waterproof properties, making it an ideal choice for office spaces prone to spills or high moisture levels, like kitchens or bathrooms.

Kristina, our Design Manager, says, “We’re installing dark cork flooring in a commercial fit-out project. Beyond its inherent good qualities, we like the fact that cork flooring is now available in various colours and formats.  Apart from its ease of installation and being a sustainable product, it also has acoustic benefits and thermal insulating properties and even provides walking comfort.”