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The Circular Economy: DCI End Of Life Furniture Program

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

What should you do when your furniture reaches the end of its useful life? That’s a question that we get a lot. And at DCI, we have a program to help you manage your retiring furniture. In short, our goal is to help you keep it out of the landfill. And to be honest, that’s easier than ever before. If you have solid wood furniture, you have lots of options …

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Southwestern University Case Study: Sustainable Purchasing

In Blog, 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 (SU) 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 …

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Case Study: The Bruin Shelter for Homeless College Students

In Beds, Blog, Repurpose, Reuse, Student Engagement by Amos Kober

Every once in awhile you get the chance to contribute to something really important. As a company, we’re quick to respond to these moments because they they give special meaning to what we do. When UCLA student Louis Tse reached out to me and shared the story of his burgeoning Bruin Shelter for homeless college students (now called Students 4 Students), I knew it was one of those moments. You see, Louis …

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What Should You Do With Your Old Furniture? We’ll Buy It Back.

In Blog, Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse by Morgan Dix

Are you looking for a way to defray the expense of your furniture investment? Or maybe you’d like to find a sustainable way to give your retiring furniture another life? Perhaps you want to engage in a program that will allow you to continuously keep your residence halls looking fresh and up to date without the waste of disposable furniture. At DCI, we offer you a robust furniture buyback program. …

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5 Stories from Our Sustainable Furniture Solutions Hall of Fame

In Bedroom, Blog, Green Manufacturing, Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse by Amos Kober

When it comes to sustainable furniture solutions, we’ve had the good fortune to work with some amazing schools who are steadfastly committed to sustainability. In fact, two of our clients recently won the top two spots in Sierra’s Coolest Schools Ranking, which highlights the work of the greenest schools in the US and Canada. As a company dedicated to building the most sustainable furniture in the residence hall furniture market, we appreciate it …

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Case Study: Fordham University

In Beds, Blog, Recycle, Repurpose by Morgan Dix

Summary: Fordham University maintains a strong commitment to sustainability, and that’s made them an ideal parter for DCI over the years. In 2014, DCI partnered with Fordham University to furnish their stunning new Law School and residence hall at Lincoln Center. Around the same time, DCI was responsible for recycling 300 sets of furniture at their Bronx-based Rose Hill campus. Project Name: Fordham University Project Location: Lincoln Center, Manhattan; Rose Hill, The Bronx Project Size: 430 Sets Building …

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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 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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Case Study: University Of New Hampshire

In Blog, 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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Case Study: Pepperdine University

In Blog, Design Resource, Occupancy, Repurpose by Morgan Dix

Summary: Pepperdine needed to increase occupancy, upgrade their design standard, and come up with a sustainable solution to deal with their retiring furniture stock. Together, we developed an innovative solution that responded to all three of these requirements. Name: Pepperdine University: Raising Standards in Design & Sustainability Location: Malibu, CA Size: Ongoing Building Type: Residence Halls Project Team: DCI, Pepperdine University Product List: Bed, desk, mobile pedestal, stackable dresser, wardrobe Backstory Pepperdine is a private Christian research …