Direct Ergonomics and Zenith Interiors were recently chosen to be the furniture suppliers for the University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre.
The Sustainable Buildings Research Centre is leading the way in developing green technologies for the built environment. The building will prototype and test a range of sustainable building technologies and designs for home and commercial application. Therefore the choice of the furniture suppliers was extremely important and only suppliers with the highest green qualifications were considered.
Direct Ergonomics provided the chairs, workstations, office furniture, meeting room furniture, break out and specialised lab equipment — all of which have been certified by GECA.
“I worked closely with Rachel Laing who is part of the project team at the University of Wollongong to juggle its vision with that of the architect Cox Richardson. Our role was to ensure the green compliance of the furniture and provide functional furniture that would enhance the working environment,” says Donna McMullen, Director of Direct Ergonomics.
“The team at Direct Ergonomics are very proud of the fitout. We believe the furniture is functional and stylish while being within a conservative price bracket. The feedback from the users has been very positive.”
The Sustainable Buildings Research Centre is situated at the university’s Innovation Campus and is for researchers and students to develop ecologically sustainable building technologies.
A range of sustainable building technologies and designs for both home and commercial applications will be tested and developed on the site making it a hub for green thinking that will work to dramatically reduce greenhouse emissions.