UAE-based firm, The Total Office, opened its new LEED rated outlet in Dubai with a fashion show by Canadian designer Annie Thompson.
The showroom features mock-up offices with a series of temporary and shared workstations showing open and creative workplaces; and mock-ups of lobby, executive cabins, conference rooms and coffee bar.
“We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint by embracing energy efficiency methods in line with UAE’s Green Building initiatives. Our Abu Dhabi showroom was the first LEED certified facility of its kind in the capital and for Dubai, we have adhered to the requirements of the latest version of LEED system,” said Siddharth Peters, managing director, The Total Office.
The 7000 square feet showroom is in Grosvenor Business Tower in Tecom, and is designed by Mehdi Moazzen of UAE-based design firm Point of Design.
The opening of The Total Office in Dubai was marked by the fashion show by Thompson who was inspired by the fabric that Teknion uses in their furniture lines and the collection was eco-friendly and imaginative. James Harrington, the Dubai based magician, was also at the opening.
The showroom follows the regulations of US Green Building Council LEED version 3.0 for Commercial Interiors for green interiors that are healthy, productive places to work; are less costly; and have a reduced environmental footprint.
On average, The Total Office’s Dubai outlet uses 30% less energy and uses automatic dimming lights, LED lighting, energy saving appliances; and ensures indoor environment quality and water efficiency.
“Manufacturers we partner with are also committed to creating sustainable working environments and we have a range of green products in store including ergonomic chairs and led free energy saving LED lighting,” he added.
The showroom displays the latest products from international commercial interior design brands like Teknion, Codutti , Emmegi, Frezza , Casamania, Colebrook Bosson Saunders, Office Electrics ,SBS, Powerdesk Technologies, HAG, Manerba, Orangebox, Kusch & Co. and Office Essentials.