- 99% of the furniture in-house came from a reused source or has been salvaged.
- The wall paint has Zero VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds--by using this kind of paint and sealants, there's no off-gassing or "post-paint smells"--meaning a non-toxic, healthier environmnet).
- Bamboo flooring (a renewable material) brightens the break room. The majority of the flooring in the facility is stained concrete (again, zero VOC). There are carpet-square tiles in some areas, which will make for easy spot-replacement when needed (rather than full-flooring replacement, which reduces waste). Also, several office rugs were made from recycled soda bottles and tape measures.
[I didn't even mention the bathrooms!]
|The PWS conference room table--|
yes, it's an airplane wing!
|Best part of the warehouse: |
the polar bear shaped rock wall!
Images of Priority Worldwide Services from my May 23rd, 2011 visit to their Hanover, Maryland facility.