Raised Access Flooring & Green Building
A well designed building improves indoor environment quality, provided extreme flexibility and savings in the ever
increasing high churn environment whilst minimizing cost and time, the utilization of additional materials is greatly reduces
and the use of a Raised Access Floor reduces waste and reduces the life cycle costs in the building environment. The
savings of a Raised Access Floor continue to grow over the life of the Raised Access Floor installation.
The benefits of Raised Access flooring:
Raised access flooring integrate the benefits of power, data, telecommunications and air distribution all of which offer
Using under floor distribution services to create a green indoor environment will assist in a variety of needs that
conventional construction cannot.
Increased efficiency, with modular plug and play power and data wiring will provide the maximum flexibility allowing you to
respond to equipment, with out any changes to the environment, quickly and effectively and to a minimum of cost, time
Under floor HVAC systems not only eliminates most duct work and drop downs, thus reducing insulation, all associated
with over head systems.
The flexibility of a modular access floor system provides for data and power flexibility, HVAC system are extremely flexible
as non duct diffusers can be easily relocated to suit the environment
Green Performance, Sustainable and Cost Advantages
Improved improved environmental quality control
Increased daylight opportunities
Less waste with plug & play wire/cable services
Increased ability to make use of daylight opportunities
Maximize occupant thermal comfort
Increased ventilation efficiencies
Easily adapts to technology and organizational changes over the buildings life cycle at low cost
Reduces operational costs and lower facility and maintenance costs through accessible, flexible and adaptable services
Increased energy efficiencies
Reduce wire and cable materials by locating correctly, in the place required rather than in intervals or rigid structures
Reduce materials due to the significant reduction of HVAC duct work and drop downs
Production of locally produced understructure provides less shipping energy
Raised Access Flooring & creating Green Environments
High Performance, Sustainable and cost Effective Indoor Environments
Effectively Manage First Costs
Eliminate Saturation Wiring.
Running wiring and cabling in walls and furniture is rigid and expensive. Modular plug and play connections provide point of
use termination so that only terminals that are used are installed.
Flexible and Inexpensive.
Rigid fixed duct work requires slow labor intensive installation. Using the space under the access floor for air distribution is
faster to install and requires minimal ducting since the entire space is used as a service plenum.
Reduce Building Materials
Conventional construction requires large ceiling void space for fixed service pathways. Using under floor distribution can
eliminate wasted space thus reducing building costs
Reduce Operating Cost
Under floor air delivery offers the ultimate in comfort and control.
Wiring and cabling in walls and columns makes reconfiguration expensive, disruptive and wasteful. As your business changes access flooring enables you to inexpensively reconfigure your space.
Hot air rises, yet conventional distribution is designed to force cool air from the ceiling, By supplying cool air from the floor
using natural convection and warmer temperatures you can reduce your HVAC energy costs.
Material & Recourses
Raised Access Flooring system is designed to last the life time of the building.
Although an access floor will not help a project achieve credits immediately, it can significantly help to do
so later in the buildings life. Demountable partitioning on top of raised access floors is easy to detach and
erect elsewhere on the floor, electrical boxes and air diffusers can be moved to accommodate a new
tenant fit out. A new environment may therefore only require the purchase of additional access floor
components which can be purchased to complete new occupant fit-out requirements.
Access Floor panels and understructure components can be uninstalled and relocated to a new site and
re-installed. Be aware that just as the building re-use credit, the material re-use strategy will not likely help
achieve points immediately. Rather, it is a long term sustainability strategy that a building can contribute
Raised Access Floor used in commercial offices consists of product 37.87% Post Consumer Recycled
Content and a potential 37.21% Post Industrial recycled content.
The total recycled content is equal to 50,22%
Raised Access Flooring provides the opportunity to economically, efficiently and in a timeous manner
make changes to under-floor services and economically facilitate the high churn environment in the modern
working environment. The raised Access Floor offers exceptional flexibility to the current and future occupants
of the office environment in which it is installed.
The ability to quickly and efficiently respond to changes in the environment, tenant turnover and a high
churn environment where changes are cost minimal reducing labor costs, the use of additional materials
resulting in energy, time and labor costs savings, while improving occupancy health comfort and productivity.