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DCI Wins $250K USDA Renewable Energy Systems Grant

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

I live in the lee of Colorado’s storied front range. The Rocky Mountains are an inspiring and imposing companion and a constant reminder that wilderness is never far away. So it’s disconcerting these days, when so much smoke from nearby wildfires fills the air. I can’t even see the foothills that are normally visible from my home. Floods drenching the Gulf Coast, wildfires burning the West Coast. Catastrophic songbird die-offs …

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NYC Sues Oil Industry for Climate Change Damage and Divests Pension Funds

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture by Morgan Dix

Something amazing happened for the climate last week. The headlines read “NYC Sues Oil Industry!” We’re a climate-friendly company with strong sustainability commitments aimed at reducing our carbon output, so we sat up and took note. The Earth is Heating Up Maybe it even made our heart flutter for a moment. So we’ll jump into that good news in just a moment. But first, let’s just set the scene for …

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Looking for Climate Leadership? Look No Further.

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture by Morgan Dix

In the last year, we’ve seen a lot of extreme weather events. Hurricanes, heat waves, hellish Western wildfires, withering droughts and more. If you’re like me, you might be tempted to attribute these weather events to climate change. But are the number and severity of extreme weather events truly increasing? And is climate change responsible? According to a recent article from Scientific American, the answer is yes. Droughts, wildfires, heat waves, intense …

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2016 Hottest Year on Record. Here’s What You Can Do.

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture by Amos Kober

Earlier this month, scientists shared some disturbing reports about global warming. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published separate data confirming that 2016 was the hottest year on record.* It would be one thing if this single blazing hot year was a one-off anomaly. But it’s not. In fact 2016 was the third in a string of hottest years on record. 2016 Hottest Year We earthlings started recording …

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Zero Waste Furniture Company: Crafting Climate Friendly Furniture

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, Wood is Good by Amos Kober

Is it possible to build climate friendly furniture without creating any waste? It sounds like an environmentalist’s pipe dream, right? Nope. We are a zero waste furniture company. Really, it’s no fantasy. It’s possible to make furniture that’s completely sustainable and waste-free. In fact, it also makes profound economic sense from a business perspective. But first, why should you care? As you may know, the furniture industry has never been on great terms with the environment. It’s …

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Case Study: University of Pennsylvania

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

A Climate Sensitive Residence Hall Summary: New College House UPenn is a climate sensitive residence hall project and DCI’s singular commitment to creating the highest quality green furniture yielded an innovative design partnership. Project Name: New College House Upenn Location: Philadelphia, PA Size: 354 sets Building Type: Multi-use Residence Hall Project Team: Penn, BCJ, DCI Product List: Adjustable height bed, Stackable 2-drawer under-bed storage, Two-door wardrobe, Desk with data port, Built-in horizontal and vertical shelving, and Dining …

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Global Warming, Climate Accords, And Sustainable Furniture

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture by Amos Kober

Late last year we got excited about an historic event that affected the whole planet. Can you guess what it was? It’s near and dear to our hearts here at DCI. I’ll give you a hint. We’re passionate about sustainability. As a company we’re always looking for ways to improve as a provider of green furniture. That’s a small way that we can have a big impact and spread the values …

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Why Your Residence Hall Needs FSC Certified Furniture

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

Is your residence hall furniture made from wood? And more specifically, do you have FSC certified furniture? In addition to lasting longer than any other kind of residence hall furniture, wood gives you some extraordinary benefits. With certain types of wood you can guarantee your furniture meets the highest social and environmental health standards. Not so with materials like rubberwood or laminate. Of course this is important for the health of your students, …

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[Video] Want To Tackle Climate Change On Campus? Use Real Wood Furniture

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture by Morgan Dix

Video Summary: Forests are an important carbon sink and wood products continue to store carbon during their life time. Additionally wood products can replace other energy intense material leading to even higer carbon reductions. The more wood you use the lower your carbon footprint will be! Tackle climate change In this short and illuminating video from Europe (featured below), you’ll learn why using more wood is the simplest way to create a low carbon …

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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 from trees harvested on their own land. The positive sustainability impact on the land, the school, and the students was …