November 1, 2007
New products for a more efficient office
Americans spend more time working than nearly anyone in the developed world. Sixty-hour work weeks are becoming more common, which is why small actions—teleconferencing, using a mug instead of disposable cups, and switching to low-energy lightbulbs—will make a big difference in saving resources in the long run. Take advantage of the wide variety of eco-friendly office products now available: Steelcase’s ergonomic Amia chair, for example, is 98 percent recyclable, and Luceplan’s classic Berenice task lamp now comes with a high-efficiency LED that gives a warm glow. You can cut down on paper use—it makes up one-third of all office waste—by digitizing your documents for storage and circulation with the latest generation of scanners from Fujitsu and Planon. From Fritz Hansen’s PK8 chair to Armstrong’s bamboo ceiling panels, the products shown here perform as great as they look. It’s time to make your office work for you.