Forms+Surfaces are active participants in green building councils worldwide and current members of the U.S. Green Building Council, Emirates Green Building Council and Green Building Alliance. Lead by a sustainability team that stays up-to-date on evolving International building standards, their involvement will continue to grow as needs arise and new opportunities for staying at the forefront of environmental stewardship are identified. Recycling programs have been implemented in all of Forms+Surfaces facilities, maximizing landfill diversion. Additionally, over ninety percent of their site furniture product lines are now manufactured with FSC certified wood as the standard. This certification serves as a guarantee that the wood has been harvested in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. Forms+Surfaces goal is to convert all site products to FSC certified wood as the standard by the end of 2009.
As part of Lumascape's green strategy, the company strives to research energy efficient lighting technology; reduce power consumption through the use of efficient LED and low wattage lamp sources; wherever possible, manufacture products from materials that can be recycled; design easy to maintain, quality products that have a long service life; implement sound production techniques that conserve natural resources and use equipment that is compliant with appropriate environmental standards.
Within the past three years, Niland Company has conducted numerous amounts of research and has developed LED panels they are proud to bring to the market. Combining advanced circuit board technology with potted ballasts Niland LEDs are rated for up to a 100,000 hours life expectancy with savings of 64%. LEDs provide instant on and crisp white light that proves for higher visual acuity far beyond that of High Pressure Sodium.