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Case Study: Whittier College

In Bedroom, Blog, case study, Design Resource, Recycle by Morgan Dix

Summary: DCI and Whittier worked together to generate and design a completely new bedroom set and created a 5-year plan to refurbish their entire campus and fully upgrade their design standard. In the process, we recycled of huge amount of furniture from the Whittier College dorms. Project Name: Whittier College Dorms Location: Whittier, CA Size: 450 Sets Building Type: Multi-use Residence Hall Project Team: Whittier College, DCI Product List: Custom Bed with 6-drawer Underbed Storage, Desk, Mobile Pedestal …

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4 Criteria For Selecting Your Residence Hall Furniture Supplier

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Customizing, Design Resource, Green Manufacturing, GreenCertification, Nontoxic, Purchasing and Value, Recycle, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

What are the main things you need to think about when you’re buying sustainable residence hall furniture and choosing your supplier? It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the options. We’ve supplied solid hardwood furniture to college residence halls for over 40 years. And we’ve also observed that some things stand out when you’re choosing your residence hall furniture supplier. Based on our experience, in addition to cost and service, here are …

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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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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, case study, 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 …