When it comes to office space, we like to do our homework. Staying on top of product development, trends and regulations is essential to the service we provide our customers. Below is a varied list of resources we have found helpful. Hopefully you will too.
Associations and Research
BIFMA International – The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association is our industry voice. Check in for news and updates.
Gensler Workplace Survey – This independent study about how workspace effects employee retention and performance has been vital for us. These architects offer a great collection of statistics.
OSHA – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration site has everything you need to know about staying safe on the job.
ADA – The Americans with Disabilities Act website provides background and design standards to keep your office accessible.
SCS – Want to go green? The Scientific Certification Systems sets standards for sustainability in our industry and beyond.
level® was created to deliver the most open and transparent means of evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the built environment. It is the third-party certification program for the furniture industry’s multi-attribute, sustainability standard.
The Center for Health Design Research – Research developed in collaboration with scholars, design professionals and industry partners.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – USGBC is made up of tens of thousands of member organizations, chapters and student and community volunteers that are moving the building industry forward in a way that has never been seen before.
Product and Design Resources
Designer Pages – With listings by both brand and category, this website has the most comprehensive collection of materials available to help architects and designers find better products faster.
Color Matters – Color can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. This is a great site about the psychology of color.