Steelcase, Ecotextiles, and the Evolution of Green Business

Illustration by Tien-Min Liao, from Greensource

Growing demand for green products, new standards, and continuing economic shifts are transforming business practices at Steelcase, O Excotextile, and others reports Tristan Roberts in the Greensource feature “Green Manufacturers Examine Their Impacts.”

Employee engagement, scrutinizing the production process for areas of green impact, tracking progress, ISO 14000 standards, and new marketing techniques are the key strategies discussed. The article is a fascinating look into how the definition of sustainability continues to change. In order to remain relevant in the face of globalizing markets and dramatic shifts in the distribution of resources and capital, these companies and their workers transform themselves into flexible, focused, self-auditing, self-regulating actors.

... , VOC emissions (not pictured), greenhouse gas emissions, and water consumption—with 2001–2010 data shown here. Source: Steelcase Inc.

Something to think about as you’re working towards LEED certification…

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Cite: Samuel Jacobson. "Steelcase, Ecotextiles, and the Evolution of Green Business" 06 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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