Furniture manufacturers were among the first to truly embrace the Green Initiative. Through Greenguard, a proprietary testing lab for toxic off gassing measurement in office furnishings, the industry has systematically tested and certified their multiple lines of workstations, casegoods and seating. Teknion was the first North American manufacturer to Greenguard certify their product offering and Teknion took another bold leap in 2009 when they joint ventured with Powermat to imbed cordless device charging capability into their desking and lighting lines further reducing wasted energy in the workplace. Facility Planners will bring the most innovative and cost effective solutions to your office environment.
A self-administered system for identifying Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) as managed by the United States Green Building Council, (USGBC) is a key driver in office design and furnishings. From recycled materials to daylighting, FSC compliance (Forest Stewardship Council) to infrared sensored lighting, Facility Planners offers the latest in green solutions for your project.
iPads, phones, PDAs, MP3s and cameras all need to be charged for use. Powermat, in conjunction with Teknion, has designed award winning cordless charging devices to meet every need. Unlike traditional chargers that continue to consume energy as long as they are plugged in, Powermat stops charging the device once the battery is full, thereby using less energy and reducing the office space carbon footprint as well as eliminating wires and cords.
Utilized for years in Europe, it took LEED to bring this trend to the U.S. “Benching” can be described as “cubicles without the walls” or large expanses of work tables that encourage collaboration and offer visual access to the outdoors. Add ear buds and ergonomic accessories such as monitor arms, keyboard trays and docking stations, and you have a versatile working environment that can support any type of user.
Teknion's Marketplace reinvents the worktable, fostering creativity and collaboration in team-based office environments.
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