For several years, we have sponsored organizations participating at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. The event brings together industry leaders dedicated to sustainable building and design. In 2012 the event was hosted in San Francisco where we teamed up with Seattle-based pre-fab builder Method Homes. The event was held in Philadelphia in 2013, we sponsored Building Design+Construction’s “Pedia-Pod”, a prototype pediatric treatment module.
The pre-fab kid-friendly module was an incredibly innovative project worthy of a LEED Gold application, including a multi-functional 180 square foot “Family Zone” which functions as a waiting area, play space, work area and provides a much-needed sleeping facilities for families of the young patients. The “Murphy bed” as they were once known — now called “wall beds” — are manufactured in Italy by Clei. The bed in this particular unit – called “Ito” – is a freestanding, multifunctional, seven-foot sofa during the day that seamlessly transforms into a comfortable queen wall bed at night.
In step with the sustainability goals of Greenbuild, Clei bed systems feature water-based lacquers, FSC-CoC certified and CARB (2) compliant materials, and biodegradable, solvent-free mattresses – all important features in sensitive healthcare environments.