Interior and Exterior spaces matter and here’s why sliding glass doors make a difference!

Many commercial building owners started with interior modifications such as sliding glass door room dividers, barn doors and locking office fronts to follow the trend of open designs with simple clean shapes. Then moved to focus on the exterior too.

Trend #1: More Work is Getting Done Outdoors.

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Commercial office building owners want to do everything they can to fill existing vacancies & attract new tenants. That includes providing interior and exterior spaces that tenants crave. More meeting areas & face-to-face social networking areas are popping up in hotels, workplaces, shopping centers & other commercial properties. Sliding glass doors give an inviting feel with the modern look cross-sectors of people love.

The US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is transforming the way commercial building owners think about how buildings are designed, constructed and maintained inside and out!
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Trend #2. LEEDing the Way

LEED is continuing to come on strong in many major metropolitan areas.
Building owners continue to rely on LEED ratings as the upper most way to prove sustainability of their structures. LEED is showing up in landscape maintenance protocols too. Commercial landscape companies now use more fuel-efficient equipment & equipment that reduces noise pollution. They rank higher with municipalities that have regulations in these categories.

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Interior glass door solutions made in our very own factory never use any chemicals that may be harmful to the environment, keeping the air quality high.
In addition, there is no waste at the time of installation, keeping project sites clean and minimizing down time! Being environmentally friendly is extremely important to us!


Trend #3. Effective Water Use & the associated ROI

vertical-photo-of-office-exteriorUsing recyclable glass and aluminum doors & paying attention to water conservation & responsible water use has become a hot topic for commercial properties. Using fewer water-dependent plants is part of the solution. That’s why Mediterranean-style landscaping, inspired by places like Spain, Italy and Greece, has become popular. Some designs use drought-resistant plants like lavender, Mexican sage, rosemary, star jasmine, citrus and juniper that bring fragrance and color to the project. Plants that thrive in the dry, sunny climate of the Mediterranean, such as citrus and juniper, also provide great aroma and visual appeal!

More spaces to socialize, collaborate and enjoy natural light are popping up everywhere!

Both inside and outside of medical facilities take environmentally friendly design into consideration allowing for a lot of natural light, open spaces to get things done and an uplifting feeling!

Stacking glass doors with frosted glass give privacy when needed and open up the room in seconds. Open air systems also save energy with shared lighting, heating and air conditioning across multiple work spaces.
Stacking glass doors with frosted glass give privacy when needed and open up the room in seconds. Open air systems also save energy with shared lighting, heating and air conditioning across multiple work spaces.

Trend #4. Multifamily Properties Are Booming

Room divider with sliding doors
Room divider with sliding doors

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, construction of multifamily units has been growing faster than construction of single-family homes. Comparing 2014 to 2013, builders have built structures with 5 or more units at a six percent higher rate per the National Association of Home Builders.

The multi-family residential market is becoming more competitive. People who have a choice to live in one place over another look deeply at the amenities each place offers as a driving factor in their final decision. Now multi-family properties are including cyber cafes near outdoor pools with self-serve coffee and drinks in addition to amazing outdoor living areas with cabanas, gaming and entertainment centers! These spaces use sliding glass doors to unite the indoors with the outdoors.

Pleasing interiors and exteriors boost morale!
Interior glass door solutions contribute to the increase!

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Even the green plants add color value for the anyone using this glass conference room enclosure! People feel connected to the outside and it lifts their spirits!

Outdoor meeting areas are growing, giving properties a differentiation factor from other office parks nearby.

“Building owners and managers recognize people can’t sit in their cubes for eight hours each day,” explains Gib Durden, vice president of business development for HighGrove Partners, Austell, Georgia. “They need to get outside and disconnect—in sitting areas and picnic areas or on walking trails and while going through exercise stations.”

Super cool Google Headquarters has clear glass doors dividing various work spaces. By Clive Wilkenson Architects
Super cool Google Headquarters has clear glass doors dividing various work spaces.
By Clive Wilkenson Architects

 

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