Gunlocke

Office Furniture and Installation

Wellness and environmental impact take precedence in Gunlocke products. Our team is dedicated to creating workplaces that cater to all aspects of sustainability, incorporating WELL and LEED building standards in our products and by holding ourselves accountable to sustainable business practices.

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WELL Building Standard Contributions

The WELL Building Standard™ is the first standard to integrate human health and wellness into the design, construction, maintenance and operations of buildings. WELL is administered by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI), a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment.

Learn more at www.wellcertified.com 

A Product Environmental Data Sheet is available for each product line that will provide the details on how each product can contribute to your WELL project.

The following WELL V1 features are supported by Gunlocke Furniture:

  1. WELL Building Standard® (V1) Contributions
  2. Air 4 – VOC Reduction, Part 5: Furniture & Furnishings (contributions based on SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certified products)
  3. Air 25 - Toxic Material Reduction (contributions based on customer choice of PFC-free / stain resistant free upholstery options, flame retardant free upholstery options, PVC-free upholstery and product offerings)
  4. Fitness 71 – Active Furnishings; and Comfort: 73 – Ergonomics: Visual & Physical (contributions based on height adjustable configurations)
  5. Mind 87 & 99– Beauty & Design, I and II (contributions based on Gunlocke’s ability to assist design teams in integrating the beauty of our furniture and upholstery into their functional spaces).
  6. Mind 88 Biophilia I Qualitative (contributions on incorporating nature’s patterns and environmental elements like natural veneer or cork upholstery fabric).
  7. Mind 97 – Material Transparency (contributions based on ANSI /BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard, compliance through material ingredient credit 7.5.1.3

LEED Contributions

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is transforming the way we think about how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies.

At its core, LEED is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for the project. Learn more about LEED, the facts, and the LEED rating systems.

A Product Environmental Data Sheet is available for each product line that will provide the details on how each product can contribute to your LEED project.

The following LEED V4 credits are supported by Gunlocke Furniture:

LEED® V4 Contributions

  1. MR Credit: Interior life cycle impact reduction -- Option 2 Furniture Reuse (contribution based on long lasting and durable product offerings).
  2. MR Credit: Building product disclosure and optimization: Sourcing of raw materials – Option 2 (contributions based on FSC® certified products (Lic. FSC-C014704), recycled content and regional materials).
  3. MR Credit: construction and demolition waste management (contribution based on innovative packaging and diversion of packaging waste).
  4. MR Credit: Building product disclosure and optimization: Material Ingredients: Option 1 Reporting (contributions based on achievement of 3 points under the BIFMA e3-2014e credit 7.5.1.3)
  5. MR Credit: Building product disclosure and optimization – Environmental Product Declarations: Option 1 Product-specific Type III EPD – Products with third-party certifications (Type III)
  6. IEQ credit: low emitting materials (contribution based on SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certified products).
  7. Inclusion of user controlled LED task lighting and occupancy sensor products in furniture installations can contribute to reducing ambient light requirements and energy load. These contributions may be applicable to Energy & Atmosphere credits.

LEED® V4 Pilot Credits

  1. LEED Pilot Credit 112 – Certified Multi-Attribute Products and Materials (contribution based on LEVEL 2 certified furniture)
  2. LEED pilot credit for social equity within the supply chain. Gunlocke’s LEVEL® 2-certified products meet the credit intent through certification under the ANSI/BIFMA e3-2014e Furniture Sustainability standard and achievement of the required sections for each option (Section 8.7.2.1 & 8.7.2.2, options 1 and 2 respectively)

Read more about Gunlocke’s commitment to sustainability HERE.