At Heritage Office, we believe providing the best solutions for our customers begins by ensuring they’re the best solutions for our environment. For Earth Day 2022, we wanted to highlight some of our favourite sustainable workplace solutions.
Steelcase Perch Stool: Designed for Circularity
Through a partnership with BASF, Steelcase Flex Perch is the first furniture product that reduces the use of fossil resources through CCycling. This innovation in sustainability transforms post-consumer waste from electronics production, once impossible to recycle into like-new raw material needed for high-quality products – reducing waste and reliance on fossil resources associated with carbon emissions.
Steelcase Flex Perch is 100% recyclable. Made for circularity, Steelcase Flex Perch contributes to a system that recycles more effectively and productively for future applications.
Keilhauer Epix: Fully Recyclable & Future-Proof
Refined and modern, Epix is an innovative, fully recyclable collection that is designed to support the future of the workplace. This collection of tables, seating and storage provides limitless possibilities for creating the ideal gathering space in the office, promoting both creativity and collaboration.
The 100% recyclable Epix collection is built from the highest quality materials, is designed and manufactured to last for many years, and is supported by Keilhauer’s standard 10-year warranty. Epix is expected to carry BIFMA LEVEL® 2 and SCS Global Services certification for Indoor Air Quality at the Indoor Advantage™ Gold level. It is manufactured in facilities that produce zero waste to landfill, and which offset 100% of electricity use with renewable energy.
Steelcase Series 1: Small Footprint, Big Impact
Steelcase works closely with a network of partners that are experts in full-scale asset management with landfill diversion as a key priority. These partners utilize their network of community partners to repurpose office furniture and give it new life by repurposing through donations, resale, refurbishment, or recycling.
The Series 1 chair is up to 95% recyclable and maintains a lightweight slim profile with one of the smallest footprints compared to traditional task chairs. It’s also fully customizable with a wide range of options, supported by the best warranty in the industry.
Andreu World: Forest Club Collection
Developed by the Spanish manufacturer in collaboration with French designer Philippe Starck, the collection’s plywood-framed units are inherently renewable and recyclable. The short list of components includes special handcrafted joints made out of ash wood instead of metal, enabling easier recycling (not to mention ease of assembly). The company’s line of Circular ONE upholstery fabric, made from recycled PET and textile waste, can be specified on cushions. Making the upholstery’s fiber from recycled content reduces water consumption, cuts out polluting chemical compounds, and cuts the energy tied to the company’s overall production processes by 50 percent.
Steelcase Intersection: From Ocean to Office
Intersection, a new and compelling screen and panel fabric made from Upcycled Marine Plastic has been developed by Steelcase, bringing new life to the office and removing ocean waste in the process. The impact is staggering: for every yard of Intersection, half a pound of plastic waste is removed from the ocean!
Beyond its positive environmental impact, Intersection also successfully met the need of organizations and designers for an updated, compelling screen and panel fabric. Today, screens have evolved to fill a more architectural and visual role in the workplace, contributing to the look and vibe of the office while still providing visual or acoustic barriers where needed. And, as companies bring employees back to the office during today’s global pandemic, they are retrofitting their spaces to accommodate new safety guidelines, including increasing panels, screens and partitions to divide workspaces.
Heritage’s commitment to the environment is total and measurable. We believe corporate sustainability is about creating the economic, social and environmental conditions that allow people and communities to thrive. Learn more about Heritage’s sustainability commitments!