Competitive edge for architects, specifiers and contractors will be achieved in one key area in 2013; the ability to offer more sustainable building design solutions than others.
That is the view of Style’s group managing director, Julian Sargent, who believes that in the coming year, key ‘make or break’ buying decisions in an already intensely competitive construction sector, will be made on the basis of a product’s environmental credentials.
“No-one can deny that the construction sector has been one of the hardest hit by the recession. As a result, firms operating within it have had to innovate, work smarter, think differently and the successful ones have been those who have continued to meet the demands of this market better than anyone else.
“In 2013, that ability to meet the sector’s needs will revolve firmly around sustainability and I’m delighted to say that Style has been planning for this for some time and has the most eco-friendly and sustainable moveable wall products in the UK market.”
In October 2012 Style unveiled its EPD (Environmental Product Declaration), which applies to DORMA’s Variflex, Moveo and Varitrans products. An EPD is the pinnacle of product sustainability and of importance to anyone seeking sustainable solutions for BREEAM, LEED and SKA rating certification.
Skyfold, Style’s vertically rising acoustic partitioning wall system, is also constructed mainly from recycled materials, which offers tremendous advantages and opportunities to earn points required for LEED certification.
In addition, Style is accredited by Bureau Veritas to a UKAS standard for ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System.
“The future is definitely green,” concluded Julian, “and we are ready and equipped to continue to meet the demands of our sector by meeting their requirements perfectly. “And if anyone wishes to discuss sustainable moveable walls with us, we would be delighted to help.”
For more information, please contact your nearest regional Style Office.