National Office Furniture Showroom
Originally sharing a Dallas showroom, National Office Furniture knew it was time to create its own identity in the Dallas marketplace. The new 4,318-square-foot space is a designer-focused showroom which beautifully and effectively showcases its products and enables the company to better service the Texas and Oklahoma region – while also supporting National Office Furniture’s commitment to sustainability by achieving LEED-CI Gold certification.
The designers utilized warm woods, crisp whites and innovative architectural solutions in the showroom, and design elements such as exposed ceilings and polished concrete support the showroom’s sustainable goals. The space is thoughtfully divided, creating multiple vignettes, yet done so in a way that allows daylight to penetrate all facets of the showroom and provide unobstructed views to the outside to over 90% of regularly occupied spaces. Although the showroom occupied an existing shell space, skylights were added to provide more natural light to the building occupants
Through the use of highly efficient LED and CFL fixtures, the design team was able to decrease levels of energy consumption 52.66% below the standard to reduce environmental impacts. A low mercury lighting purchasing plan was also implemented for the life of the project. High recycled content and low emitting materials such as adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings and composites, and furniture were specified, and nonhazardous cleaning supplies were incorporated into the building’s maintenance and operations. Additional sustainable strategies include:
• Estimated 35% reduction in water use with the use of low flow, efficient water fixtures
• 77% of the construction waste (by weight) was recycled
• Furniture meets healthy air criteria with certification to SCS Indoor Advantage™ and SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold