Commercial Interiors

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OVERVIEW

Also known as “tenant improvement” or “TI” projects, commercial interiors present great opportunities for attending to health and sustainability impacts. They range in scope from a relatively light “refresh” of a space with updated finishes and furniture to a complete fit-out that includes localized mechanical systems.

Either way, TI projects entail most of the stuff that occupants are directly exposed to, so minimizing potential hazards in the products is paramount.

And because these projects have a notoriously short useful life, attention to the environmental footprint of products—and the ability to reuse or recycle them later—goes a long way.