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“Green” Showrooms House Teknion Systems Furniture

Teknion systems furniture is now showcased in two eco-friendly buildings in California. The company’s newest construction project in Santa Monica joins the existing San Francisco location in taking home the gold for being green. Both showrooms have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the gold level.

That means the buildings meet strict standards for:

  • Energy and water efficiency
  • Low carbon dioxide emissions
  • Sustainability in the methods and materials used during construction

Currently, the LEED program is fully voluntary. So, kudos to this office furniture company for setting an example other businesses operating in California should follow. The full Teknion systems furniture line is also manufactured following eco-friendly standards. All of the company’s facilities are ISO 14001 certified and have implemented a comprehensive EMS (environmental management system). Their focus on green showrooms is just another step toward making every process sustainable – from sourcing to sales.

Office Furniture Innovation Continues

Teknion isn’t lagging behind when it comes to offering customers new choices. Among their most recently developed products is the Visio task chair. This seating option is touted as coming closer than any other chair to the ideal of “one-size-fits-all”. The company has studied ergonomic standards from around the world to come up with the features provided on this high tech piece of equipment.

They also took into account anthropometric statistics. That’s a fancy way of saying they figured out how to make a chair that can adjust to fit a very broad range of body sizes, shapes, and weights. Here are some of the adjustment knobs and levers available on the Visio:

  • Seat height and depth
  • Arm height, depth, width, and rotation
  • Headrest tilt for height, depth, and angle
  • Back tilt along with tension adjustment and synchronized back/seat tilting

The back of the Visio is covered with a breathable Flexweave fabric that cradles the user while providing just the right level of support. So far, they have 5 colors on offer: black, brown, tan, white, and blue. Of course, these color options have much fancier names in the brochure!

Because of this company’s commitment to the environment and to end user comfort, you have two reasons to feel good about investing in Teknion systems furniture.


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