The construction industry is one of the heaviest contributors to global warming and waste generation. Construction methods have remained the same for decades, and most of the industry is still reluctant to adopt a more sustainable approach to building construction, mostly because of price constraints and project lead-time. However, as the consequences of global warming and waste overload are impacting people’s lives more than ever, a radical ethical shift must be undertaken by construction companies to limit the industry’s environmental footprint.
Clestra Hauserman’s century-old idea of fitting-out offices with moveable and reusable partitions has never been more relevant than it is today. Indeed, instead of furbishing workplaces and floorplans with temporary walls, which are eventually torn down, generating unnecessary waste, truck transportation, and noise pollution, Clestra offers turnkey solutions that are endlessly reusable and relocatable.
The entire Clestra range was designed with this philosophy. Not only do the materials used for partition manufacturing cope with the highest environmental standards, but the product lifecycle is also extended through reconfiguration to accompany the final user in its organizational changes. This circular economy model offers multiple advantages to the office tenant, beyond reducing the building’s inherent pollution.
- First, the end user can reorganise the workspace at will, without undergoing heavy refurbishing work, which inevitably creates stress and disturbs office workers.
- Second, on-demand manufacturing processes allows the user to upgrade an existing partition system to improve performance by simply sending it to Clestra’s factories to undergo improvement processes.
- Third, long-term return on investment is maximised during the office’s lifecycle. The relocation and re-installation of Clestra Hauserman’s partitions is far less costly than classical refurbishing work, where workers must take down existing walls, build new ones, and remove waste. Moreover, the global maintenance fees of air vent systems are significantly reduced because of the small number of VOCs released in the air.
“Clestra Hauserman’s solutions are not only sustainable, they are also a long-term tool for organisations to leverage value from their workspace, react to structural changes, and above all, cut down their environmental footprint.”