Over the past 20 years, sustainability has grown from a concept for bold, early adopters to a societal expectation. According to a recent Forbes article, Millennials (those born between about 1980 and 2000) are intentionally investing in and working for companies with visible sustainable practices, and this group is forecast to comprise half of the American workforce by 2020. Connectrac® solutions support your organization’s efforts towards sustainability, which will help lower your environmental footprint and appeal to a flourishing segment of your workforce and customer base.
Re-use on a Grand Scale
In the built environment, one of the most sustainable practices is to reuse what exists in the first place. The environmental benefits of adaptive reuse are many – the conservation of raw materials, a reduction in CO2 emissions connected to materials’ production, and fewer building materials in the landfill, just to name a few. With constantly changing preferences and evolving technology, older buildings can seem quickly outdated. But bringing new life into existing buildings demands more than just a cosmetic facelift. Today, technological demands for cutting-edge data, power and ethernet are pervasive in every industry. Because Connectrac can seamlessly provide technology wherever it’s needed, you can accommodate a variety of contemporary interior layouts including open floor plans and flexible meeting areas. Connectrac solutions are more cost-effective and convenient than core drilling, making them an easy option to truly modernize a building. And without core drilling there’s less dust, which contributes to indoor air quality.
Connectrac’s adaptability improves the lifecycle of both the building and the product itself. Buildings designed and operated with components that can be disassembled and reused are both environmentally and economically sustainable. Connectrac’s innate flexibility allow you to literally uninstall the system and reinstall it elsewhere. This optimizes the building’s relevancy over time. Plus, Connectrac solutions avoid potential damages caused by invasive core drilling or trenching to help extend the building’s lifecycle. In fact, within the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification system, our design for flexibility can contribute to your performance in the Innovation category. Connectrac’s adaptable, re-configurable systems extends the longevity of the product’s usefulness as well. A prolonged product lifecycle saves new materials and lightens the load on landfills.
In addition, Connectrac’s composition includes recycled content, and our medium-density fiberboard comes from ARAUCO North America. ARAUCO offers cradle-to-gate information through the Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its particleboard and MDF manufactured in North America.
Connectrac is proud to contribute to sustainable practices. Whether your organization is increasing its corporate social responsibility efforts, committed to protecting the environment, or seeking a green building certification, Connectrac is on your side. Call us to get more information about our sustainability profile.