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Case Study – Southwestern University

In Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, GreenCertification, Local Sourcing, Nontoxic, Purchasing and Value, Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Summary Southwestern University hired a Sustainability Coordinator and embraced a commitment to zero waste on campus. They reached out to DCI to provide them with sustainable zero waste furniture to furnish two of their residence halls. The Oldest University in Texas Southwestern University is a private liberal arts school in Georgetown, Texas, just north of Austin. Situated on a 780-acre suburban campus with 1,430 undergrads, the school was founded 180 …

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The Benefits of Buying Locally Crafted Residence Hall Furniture

In Blog, Green Manufacturing, Local Sourcing by Morgan Dix

Buying local can be hard. In a globalized economy, much of what we buy is made with imported raw materials. And still more of it is manufactured abroad by American companies. Even though quality often suffers, the price is usually lower. And that globalizing trend isn’t going to stop anytime soon. But from a sustainability perspective, and in terms of thriving local economies, the benefits of local sourcing support American businesses more …

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PSU: Installing Sustainably Harvested & Manufactured Wood Furniture

In Blog, Green Manufacturing, Local Sourcing, solid wood, Student Engagement, Wood is Good by Amos Kober

Almost ten years ago, we partnered with Plymouth State University (PSU) to furnish their state-of-the-art ecologically sensitive residence hall, Langdon Woods. We continue to work with PSU on new projects to this day. Building Awareness And Empowering Choices One reason we take sustainability so seriously is because we want to inspire green values in the next generation. It’s important that students understand their school is investing in the future of the planet. More specifically, students …

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Case Study: UC Santa Barbara

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

Summary: Creative collaboration and a passion for sustainable furniture solutions were the hallmarks of our partnership with UCSB San Joaquin Apartments. Together, we crafted a solution that featured modern design, solid hardwood, and local manufacturing. Name: UCSB San Joaquin Apartments Location: Santa Barbara, CA Size: 57 Apartments, 322 Bedroom Spaces Building Type: Multi-use Residence Hall Project Team: UCSB, DCI Product List: Bed, 3-drawer chest, Desk, Pedestal, Wardrobe, Dining Table, Coffee Table, TV Stand UC Santa Barbara UC Santa …

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Case Study: Plymouth State University

In Blog, Design Resource, Green Manufacturing, GreenCertification, Local Sourcing, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Langdon Woods Residence Hall – The First LEED Gold Dorm in NH Summary: To compliment PSU’s state of the art sustainable Langdon Woods residence hall, DCI developed a locally-manufactured green residence hall furniture solution which featured FSC-certified solid hardwood and became the design standard across campus. Name: Plymouth State University’s Langdon Woods Residence Hall Location: Plymouth, NH Size: Approximately 500 sets of furniture Building Type: Multi-use Residence Hall Project Team: Plymouth State & DCI Product List: Beds, Chests, Desks, Wardrobes, Dining tables, & Chairs. Backstory …

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How To Source Sustainable Furniture Materials For Residence Hall Furniture

In Blog, GreenCertification, Local Sourcing, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

At DCI, we strive to use sustainable furniture materials. We believe that making world-class furniture that lasts for decades doesn’t give us the right to pollute the planet. On the contrary, like humans have done since the dawn of civilization, we make furniture from solid hardwood. And we leave as light a footprint as possible. Through our sustainable vertical integration process, we ensure that our wood is sustainably harvested and nothing …

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How To Earn LEED Credits With DCI Furniture

In Blog, GreenCertification, Local Sourcing, Nontoxic, Recycle, Reuse, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Do you want to ensure that your residence hall meets the highest environmental and human health standards?Perhaps you are working to earn LEED credits for your green building? Students spend a majority of their college years in their dorms studying, learning, and investing in their future. So it’s important that we invest in building and furnishing residence halls that support student health and well being. One of the best ways …

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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 …