Championing Sustainability: NRDC's Eco-Friendly Workspace

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit international environmental advocacy group, is committed to safeguarding the earth and its inhabitants. Their mission encompasses the protection of people, plants, animals, and the natural systems vital to all life. In collaboration with DC design firm To Be Done, NRDC embarked on a mission to create an eco-friendly workspace that not only meets the organization's stringent sustainability goals but also fosters creativity and collaboration.

Nestled within the iconic 20 N Wacker Drive building, the approximately 6,000 square-foot space reflects NRDC's unwavering commitment to sustainability and community support. Prioritizing collaboration, wellness, and environmental responsibility, To Be Done’s approach emphasizes flexible workspaces, fostering interaction and creativity. Think fewer workstations and more collaborative zones, meeting rooms, and open areas conducive to brainstorming sessions.

embracing eco-friendly furnishings

What truly sets this project apart is NRDC's dedication to incorporating locally crafted furniture pieces. By collaborating with Chicago's talented artisans, NRDC not only injected the office with a distinctive personality but also supported the local community. Additionally, NRDC carefully selected furniture manufacturers with strong sustainability practices and values, including Knoll, Herman Miller, and Blu Dot. These manufacturers were chosen for their commitment to eco-friendly solutions, aligning perfectly with NRDC's mission.

The transformation of NRDC Chicago's office goes beyond aesthetics. It makes a powerful statement about how organizations can embrace sustainable practices while fostering a vibrant and collaborative work environment. This space inspires team members, showcases environmental responsibility, and sets a benchmark for sustainable office design in Chicago.


Final Thoughts

NRDC's eco-friendly workspace is not just an office; it's a testament to their dedication to protecting the planet and creating a better future for all.

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