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Why Rubberwood Is Not Sustainable

In Blog, Green Manufacturing by Morgan Dix

Do you want sustainable residence hall furniture that meets high environmental standards? If you do, you’ve probably come across Rubberwood in your research. It’s a popular raw material used to build residence hall furniture. Rubberwood is referred to as an ‘environmentally farmed timber’ but that moniker is strictly a made up marketing term. …

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Case Study: UC Santa Cruz

In Blog by Morgan Dix

University of California Santa Cruz – Banishing Bed Bugs Name: University of California at Santa Cruz Location: Santa Cruz, CA Size: 1000 sets Building Type: Residence Halls Project Team: DCI, UCSC Product List: Beds Summary: UCSC approached DCI to help them with a bedbug problem. We engineered a custom solution that contributed to a major reduction in bed bugs and …

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[Video] Wood: Nature’s Stroke of Genius

In Blog, Nontoxic, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Are you fed up with all the drab and depressing news about climate change and environmental degradation? You’re in luck, there’s a solution. It’s called wood! It’s the way forward. Wood is the world’s most environmentally friendly raw material. Unlike dangerous oil platforms, pipelines, and the mountain-top removing coal mines, trees …

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Case Study: Pepperdine University

In Blog, Design Resource by Morgan Dix

Summary: Pepperdine needed to increase occupancy, upgrade their design standard, and come up with a sustainable solution to deal with their retiring furniture stock. Together, we developed an innovative solution that responded to all three of these requirements. Name: Pepperdine University: Raising Standards in Design & Sustainability Location: Malibu, CA Size: Ongoing Building Type: Residence …

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Case Study: Dartmouth College

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Dartmouth College – A Model of Sustainability Project Name: Dartmouth College Project Location: Hanover, New Hampshire Project Size: Two Residence Halls (503 Room Sets), Campus (3,000 Beds) Building Type: College Residence Halls Project Team: DCI, Dartmouth College Product List: Maple bed, bookshelf, desk, and dresser Summary: DCI partnered with Dartmouth College to build furniture for their residence halls made …

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Case Study: UC Riverside

In Blog, Design Resource, Occupancy by Morgan Dix

Summary: In collaboration with UCR, we developed a solution that included upgrading the campus design standard, increasing occupancy, and customizing an original lounge set. Name: UC Riverside Location: Riverside, CA Size: 850 Bedroom Sets Building Type: University Residence Halls Project Team: UC Riverside, DCI, SCB Architects Product List: Bed, Bookshelf, 4-Drawer Unit, Wardrobe Backstory The University of California, Riverside …

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A Guide To Sustainable Residence Hall Furniture

In Blog, Green Manufacturing by Amos Kober

How can you ensure that your dorm furniture is made from sustainable, safe, and long-lasting material? Is it possible and affordable to buy sustainable residence hall furniture? There’s a lot of confusion and even misinformation on this topic in our industry. That’s why we created this guide. To help you …