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How To Repurpose Furniture From Your Residence Hall

In Blog, Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse, solid wood, Wood is Good by Amos Kober

What should you do with your old furniture? That’s a question you can’t avoid when you’re planning for a new furniture installation in your residence hall. But, for a lot of reasons, it’s hard to find an answer. First, you’ve just gone through an entire process to select a furniture manufacturer. Then you have to make countless decisions to arrive at the best design, establish your budget, get buy-in, and evaluate …

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Here’s How Wood Laminate Poisons People And The Biosphere

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Nontoxic, Recycle, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Is it true, as some assert, that wood laminate poisons people? Which is to say, is it toxic? Because some reputable schools—UCLA & UC Irvine among them—no longer accept laminated wood furniture on their campus based on environmental, human health, and quality issues. When you’re looking for residence hall furniture, you’ve got a few things in mind. First, what’s the most affordable option? And then, what human health and environmental standards does it …

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Case Study: University Of New Hampshire

In Blog, Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

University of New Hampshire: A Paradigm of Sustainability Summary: Through a unique buy-back and upcycling program, DCI and the University of New Hampshire forged a creative sustainability partnership. We re-manufactured wood components for use in UNH’s new furniture from solid wood furniture that we installed there 25 year ago. Name: University of New Hampshire Location: Durham, NH Size: Ongoing (Hundreds of Bedroom Sets) Building Type: University Residence Halls Project Team: UNH & DCI Backstory The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public research university …

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A Green Manufacturing Process For Residence Hall Furniture

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, Local Sourcing, Nontoxic, Recycle, Reuse, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Are you looking for residence-hall furniture that meets the highest sustainability standards? You might ask yourself, what does a green manufacturing process even look like for residence hall furniture and why is it important? Over the last two decades, our industry has made strides in not only meeting environmental standards, but exceeding them. Our team at DCI has spent 40 years developing a manufacturing process that produces zero-waste. We are the only company in …

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7 Reasons Why DCI Makes Sustainable Solid Hardwood Furniture

In Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, Local Sourcing, Recycle, Reuse, solid wood, Wood is Good by Amos Kober

At DCI, we’re committed to building solid hardwood furniture. For over 40 years, we’ve constructed our furniture from locally-sourced oak, maple, and ash. But why are we so committed to solid hardwood and why do we think it’s the best material for residence hall furniture? There are a number of reasons. One of those is because selectively harvested solid hardwood is by far the most sustainable furniture material. You can learn more …

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Why Corbett Chooses DCI for Residence Hall Furniture

In Blog by Morgan Dix

(This post originally appeared on Corbett, a leading integrated commercial interiors consultant.) With 35+ years experience in Higher Education, DCI Furniture prides itself as your one-stop-shop for quality, long-lasting, residence hall furniture in today’s student living environments, with custom capabilities and green design permeating throughout the process.  See below for our top 7 reasons why you should choose DCI. Wood can be used directly from school grounds.  For organizations that own standing hardwood …

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Case Study: Boston College – Lean, Green, And Local Construction

In Blog, Design Resource, Local Sourcing, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Summary: Boston College and DCI have worked together for over 25 years. This foundation allowed us to collaborate on a furniture solution that was a paradigm of sustainability to compliment BC’s brand new state-of-the-art sustainable residence hall. Name: Boston College Location: Newton, MA Size: 1000 sets Building Types: 2000 and 2150 Comm Ave. Residence Halls Project Team: BC & DCI Product List: Bed, Dresser, Desk, Wardrobe, Coat Hooks Backstory Boston College (BC) is a private Jesuit Research …

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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. In fact many authoritative institutions–National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science–have cast …

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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 became part of UCSC’s design standard across campus. Backstory The University of California Santa Cruz was founded in 1965 as one …

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Why You Should Choose Sustainably Manufactured Furniture

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, GreenCertification, Local Sourcing, Nontoxic, solid wood, Wood is Good by Amos Kober

When it comes to residence hall furniture, is it possible to balance quality, affordability, and the highest environmental standards? With sustainably manufactured furniture, it is. There are a lot of different kinds of furniture to choose from, but solid hardwood is the best example of how to strike the perfect balance between these priorities. And more importantly, domestic solid hardwood is the only bona fide source of sustainable residence hall furniture. …