Furniture for High-performance Education & Learning Environments
What constitutes a learning environment is changing – the “spaces” where students learn are becoming more community-driven. The right educational furniture can support the versatility needed to create these “spaces.”
Many of the products in KI’s educational furniture portfolio offer options that support the different ways of teaching and learning such as classroom tables, chairs and desks with elements of mobility to support reconfiguration. Teachers can start a class with a lecture, break them into small groups to collaborate, then have students form a large circle for a large group discussion. However, schools are more than just classrooms. They are contained communities where students socialize as well as learn. Teachers train. Administration plans. Parents volunteer. Often, the local school is the place where the community gathers for pep rallies, science fairs and PTO meetings. KI designs and manufactures educational furniture that is appealing, comfortable and supports the various uses for the school. The right furniture can make all feel welcome and support the school in its mission to demand excellence.
KI also focuses on incorporating sustainability into its furniture for education — most KI products are GreenGuard-certified or GreenGuard-certified for Children & Schools. And this focus on sustainability does not impact the durability or comfort of KI educational furniture solutions. KI’s education furniture holds up to decades of rigorous use by the student body. Proper ergonomics improve comfort, which is instrumental in ensuring students stay focused and attentive. That’s why KI incorporates features such as articulating chair backs, rolled-edge seat fronts and larger tablet arms into KI’s educational furniture.
Classrooms and media centers today now incorporate new technologies such as iPod and iPad labs, WiFi connections and more. Students often have their own laptops. At KI, we anticipate technological advances and incorporate them into the design of KI’s educational furniture. Examples include power and data ports in classroom tables, SmartLift computer tables, and integrating emerging technologies such as eCoupled wireless power. KI understands that schools need to know the educational furniture they invest in today will support the technological advancements of tomorrow.
The ALUMNI design team has incorporated smart styling details, durability, and beauty into each of its products. The furniture that Alumni builds and sells is fully welded and fully assembled allowing it to have structural integrity. Customers are able to choose from each of four premium brands when deciding the style of furniture that is best suited for them.
All Alumni products are designed, engineered, and manufactured to strict quality standards, and are inspected numerous times during the manufacturing process, including a final inspection prior to packaging for shipment.
Over thirty years ago, National was created to be a differentiator in a saturated marketplace by offering quality office furniture at a better value and with shorter lead times. National delivered on these two fundamentals then and are the foundation of the exceptional value they provide today to the contract furniture industry. Quality, reliability, safety, style, sustainability, productivity and affordability aren’t just buzz words, they are priorities that National promises to deliver to all of their customers.
Stylish, affordable solutions unlock the door, and then swings wide open with Furniture with Personality®. National products and their performance regarding quality, reliability and sustainable attributes are second to none confirmed by National’s durability testing and level® 3 certification.
From the very beginning Irwin Seating Company’s mission has been to provide the very best products and service to customers in need of public seating. Family owned and operated for more than a century, Irwin Seating Company remains committed to its roots and manufactures fixed seating in Grand Rapids, Michigan and telescopic systems in Altamont, Illinois, helping to employ thousands of American workers.
Irwin Seating is well known for products that are stylish, comfortable and easy to maintain. Independent tests validate our continual internal testing to insure consistent quality. Irwin’s highly skilled workforce makes sure product fit and finish are always up to standard. Irwin Seating Company is dedicated to the long term satisfaction of our customers. Irwin provides unmatched service before, during and after installation.
Project management teams help evaluate your needs to provide model selection assistance and layout expertise. Factory certified installation crews make certain products are installed safely and securely. Irwin’s focus doesn’t stop after installation is complete; should parts or service be required Irwin fields a responsive team to assist customers in the future.
Hadrian Manufacturing Inc. is a worldwide supplier of quality toilet partitions. Hadrian was the first manufacturer to powder coat toilet partitions and has continued to embrace new technologies and materials in order to offer architects, designers and end-users more flexibility in design. Hadrian’s wide range of toilet partition products includes; powder coated metal, stainless steel, embossed stainless steel, and solid plastic (class B fire rated or 100% post-consumer recycled material).
Since 2003, ASI Storage Solutions has been manufacturing lockers that meet or exceed specifications for all types of facilities, including schools, colleges, sports arenas, and hospitals. ASI products come standard with top-of-the-line features, which means you won’t pay up-charges for the quality you want. These value-priced products are readily available for timely shipment.
In addition to ASI Storage Solutions’ steel locker collections, which are also available as fully welded, ASI offer lockers and cubbies in durable phenolic and solid plastic. ASI Storage Solutions’ extensive product line means you don’t have to look elsewhere for the products you need to meet your locker system and shelving requirements, including ADA compliancy.
Architects, designers, building owners, facility manages and construction professionals have come to rely on ASI Storage Solutions as their premier provider of storage systems that are appropriately priced, exceptionally durable, easy to install, and even easier to use.
Energy Efficient Facilities (EEF) is Martin Public Seating’s exclusive Lighting Retrofit Division. EEF offers the most comprehensive line of energy efficient lighting solutions, including the latest LED lighting technologies. EEF personnel will help facility managers assess their use of eco-friendly lighting and provide options to help convert to more efficient and environmentally friendly forms of indoor and outdoor lighting.
A lighting retrofit is a simple way to make your building’s lighting more energy efficient. Over time, these energy savings can be significant enough to not only pay for the equipment, but produce a return on investment. Lighting retrofits not only improve the quality of light, but also result in less heat in the building envelope reducing HVAC run times. Coupling this with increased longevity of lamp life and potential utility incentives to help reduce project costs, one can easily see the return of investment can be significant.
Lighting is the single most impactful facility upgrade to reduce energy consumption. And with rising energy cost and increasing pressure to reduce our carbon footprint, take the first step today by calling Energy Efficient Facilities for a lighting upgrade solution. There’s no better time than now to upgrade your lighting and start saving money today.