Increasingly, modern retailers are opting to “go green” when planning for a new store project. And with good reason: the benefits are numerous, from the economical to the ecological. Such undertakings require significant planning, as there are many elements to consider when attempting to create an optimal “green” store environment.
A major factor that’s often overlooked on such projects is the role store fixtures can play in the process. Maybe they consider them too small to have an impact, or it simply never occurs to them that fixtures can be “green”. The truth is, the store fixtures one chooses can make a significant difference in the quality of the finished environment, and bottom line profitability, too. So it’s important that a retailer address this issue with their chosen design/manufacturing partner during the early planning phase to obtain the maximum desired results. Trying to incorporate them later can be far more expensive, even prohibitively so.
With years of experience in the design and manufacture of premium-quality “green” fixtures, Premier Store Fixtures is uniquely qualified to provide the knowledge and expertise to create eye-catching, high-function components that meet — or even exceed — their project requirements. By focusing on the use of “green” store fixtures from the beginning, Premier ensures they help “make the store” as well as “make the sale”.
From a health standpoint, Premier Store Fixtures uses only formaldehyde-free medium-density fiberboard (MDF) domestically to prevent any environmental impact on customers. Whenever possible, we manufacture store fixtures from natural wood, not only for its beauty and durability, but because it has no chemicals that can leech into the air, ground, and water supply. Equally important, Premier only uses materials and adhesives with VOC levels at or below established LEED guidelines. And there are several other ways Premier can help its clients not only achieve LEED certification, but maximize its benefits, as well.
Premier Store Fixtures’ products are manufactured from high-quality recycled materials whenever possible to reduce costs and environmental impact. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are often less than 500 miles from where our products will be utilized, which can also help in the certification process. Many companies find out after the fact that the permanent fixtures and millwork that goes into their project can play a significant role in garnering a variety of LEED credits.
“We’ve realized for a long time now that our company’s, and planet’s, future depends on Green,” states Glen Cacioppo, Executive Vice President of Premier Store Fixtures. “And our commitment to this philosophy extends from design and manufacturing to the recycling and proper disposal of all materials we utilize. We follow “green” practices every day in every one of our facilities, and provide our clients with solutions that allow them to do the same in their retail establishments.
“After all,” he continues, “the whole point behind creating ‘green’ retail environments is to improve the air quality and overall healthy well-being of its customers and employees. Since the store fixtures are definitely part of this process, they need to be part of the plan from its inception. Otherwise, you’re just not as ‘green’ as you think.”