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7 Sustainability Questions You Need To Ask Before You Buy Your Residence Hall Furniture

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

Do you buy ethical furniture for your residence hall? It’s an important question, because building residence hall furniture consumes a lot of resources and it leaves a big footprint. What kind of footprint? Creating Ethical Furniture Your furniture is built from lots of different materials. Those materials need to be sourced and then shipped to a manufacturing plant. Then the furniture is constructed and eventually shipped to you. At every …

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How To Build Sustainable Residence Hall Furniture

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

Why is DCI one of the few residence-hall furniture manufacturers whose solid hardwood products are FSC C-o-C Certified? It’s the same reason why we consistently win contracts with the most ecologically-minded universities like UC Berkeley, UCLA, Dartmouth, and UPenn. We have the greenest manufacturing process in the residence hall furniture industry. And there’s more to that assertion than a mere boast. Environmental sustainability is the vital blood that runs through the heart of our …

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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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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 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. …

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

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, solid wood, Wood is Good 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 – A Model of Sustainability

In Blog, case study, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, Local Sourcing, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

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 multi-layered. 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 Backstory Dartmouth College is one of …

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5 Reasons Why Wood Is The Greenest Furniture Choice

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, GreenCertification, Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

In the 21st Century, we face an onslaught of bad news from around the world when it comes to the environment. Despite knowing more about the sources of our environmental woes than ever before, it often feels like we just can’t get ahead of the curve. That’s one reason we are so excited about solid hardwood furniture. Wood is good, as they say, because it is an incredible green solution …

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A Guide To Sustainable Residence Hall Furniture

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, GreenCertification, Local Sourcing, Nontoxic, Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse, solid wood, Wood is Good 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 sort through the details and determine what level of sustainability you want in your furniture. I probably don’t need to …