Material & Resource Conservation starts with selecting the right product for the job. Aesthetics, durability, maintenance, regionality, harvesting, recycled content and health are all considered in the products we specfy and represent. Planning for recycling in construction and operations is as important, considering 40% of all materials in landfills comes from biulding.
Sustainable Materials include products that are local, sustainably harvested, contain high levels of recycled content, carry third party certifications on health such as Declare, Cradle to Cradle, Greenguard, and Greenseal, and can be recycled as well. With so many choices out there it can be confusing where to start. Our experts at Simply Sustainable are green product and interior design specialists that can guide you from concept to completion and provide all third party documentation. CFI is the premier dealer of Hayworth office furniture and represents dozens of other commerical furniture lines to suit any need with many sustainable options.
Recycling during construction as well as over the operational life of a building are critical to reducing the impact on the environment. ESMG is a specialist in achieving 95% and higher recycling rates during construction as well as reducing ongoing waste from buildings with their patented waste auditing and management services.
Lia Nielsen, LEEDga, Owner, Simply Sustainable llc: Lia specializes in green product selection, interior design consulting & construction management. Lia is a founding partner of GBC, running the day to day operations of the product showroom.
Michael Blau, President, Commercial Furniture Interiors: Since 1996, the mission of CFI has been to bring comprehensive solutions for office furniture, architectural interior products, collaborative technology solutions, and related facility services for clients based in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area
Michael Buono, LEEDap, President,Environmental Services Management Group: ESMG is a leading practitioner in the field of waste reduction. We create programs that are simple, green and cost effective. We specialize in alternative methods for waste collection, transportation, disposal, & recycling.