Environmental impact plays a key role in Form’s approach to office design, office fit-out and office refurbishment - including waste management planning for office refits.

Minimising your environmental impact

Efficiently designing, fitting-out, refurbishing, heating, lighting and cooling 20% less space than was originally planned for, far outweighs any other single act in deciding how a workspace can evolve from an environmental perspective, or that a tenant can make in their property process.

As a specialist commercial interiors contractor, we recognise our responsibilities and the impact our work may have on the environment. This therefore plays a key role in our approach to office design, office fit-out and office refurbishment – including waste management planning for office refits – and in accommodating the needs of clients sharing our environmental concerns.

Office design

Our designers will give consideration to the ongoing environmental impact of your finished project, through:

Energy efficient lighting / zoned lighting for offices - reducing energy costs

Access to natural daylight and fresh air – creating energy savings and promoting staff wellbeing

Flexible space planning and furniture systems - reducing ongoing management costs

Utilising materials from sustainable resources

Energy performance planning to reduce CO2 emissions and running costs

Giving due consideration to future plans - and so enable changes to be accommodated with minimum disruption

Green fit-out and refurbishment

The application of careful procedures enables us to manage and reduce the amount of waste produced on our projects. While always looking to minimise waste, we segregate waste materials and recycle or salvage these for re-use wherever possible. Our project planning also enables us to reduce the impact of our day-to-day operations on the environment by:

Minimising the number of trips to a site for equipment, materials, staff and contractors

Awareness of the immediate working area and how best to reduce noise and dust levels

Waste management planning, including disposal, segregation and recycling, and monitoring waste to landfill

Assistance with Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) assessments

Obtaining construction materials from sustainable resources, and ensuring our suppliers’ environmental standards

Adapting existing furniture or using recycled office furniture where possible

Sourcing new office furniture and materials that use recycled content and adhere to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain of supply and Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP). (Our FISP-registered partners include Allermuir, Camira Fabrics, Elite Office Furniture, Orangebox and Senator International.)