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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, Green Manufacturing, solid wood 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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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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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 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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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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Case Study: Dartmouth College – A Model of Sustainability

In Blog, 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 …