Global Furniture Group was founded in 1966 with the vision to manufacture well-made office furniture at affordable prices. Global’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions is designed and engineered to meet the changing needs of the Workplace, Education and Healthcare markets. This promise continues today through a network of vertically integrated suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors who bring our products to the worldwide market.
Leadership In Energy & Environmental Design (LEED™)
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. A leading-edge system for designing, constructing, operating and certifying the world's greenest buildings. Created by the US Green Building Council and adapted for Canada by the Canada Green Building Council.
Why was LEED™ created?
To facilitate positive results for the environment, occupant health and financial return.
Define "green" by providing a standard for measurement.
Prevent "green-washing" (false or exaggerated claims).
Promote whole-building, integrated design processes.
Improve occupant performance.
Estimated $29 –168 billion in national productivity losses per year.
Reduce absenteeism and turnover.
Providing a healthy workplace improves employee satisfaction.
Increase retail sales with day lighting.
Studies have shown 40% improvement.
What is "Green" Design?
Design and construction practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the environment and occupants.
Improves public health and quality of life through lowemitting products.
Benefits of "Green" Design
Environmental benefits: Reduce impact on the environment.
Economic benefits: Improve the bottom line and reduce operating costs.
Health and safety benefits: Enhance occupant comfort, decreased vacancy and improve retention.