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7 Benefits of Vertical Integration When Buying Sustainable Furniture

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

I am a big fan of vertical integration. It saves time, money, and it’s great for the environment. But first, you might be wondering, what is vertical integration? You see, DCI is a vertically integrated company. That means that we own every single step in our supply chain. From forest to floor, we manage, own, and control every step in the sourcing, production, and delivery of our sustainable hardwood furniture. …

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Want to Empower Your Students? Include Them In Your Purchasing Process

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, Student Engagement, Wood is Good by Amos Kober

Students are a passionate lot. They’re idealistic too. So it can be a valuable and edifying exercise to include them in your decision-making process as you choose your residence hall furniture. That’s exciting to me. Why? Because at DCI, we’re also passionate and idealistic. We believe it’s possible to craft world-class furniture that’s completely sustainable at the same time. And these days, more schools are using their purchasing power to set an …

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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, case study, 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 …

Infographic: How To Prevent Climate Change With DCI Furniture

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, GreenCertification, solid wood, Wood is Good by Amos Kober

To set up an order today or to talk with one of our representatives, you can write to us here or call: (800) 552-8286. You can also learn more about our industry-leading FSC CoC certification, our MAS certification, and our green materials sourcing, sustainable manufacturing, and our unique zero waste Vertical Integration Process (VIP). Download the DCI Sustainability overview here.

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How To Harvest Wood While Nurturing Forest Health

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

Is cutting down trees bad for the environment? And can the silvicultural selective cutting method help? As a manufacturer of solid hardwood furniture for residence halls, we get this question a lot. And it’s an important one because there’s some legitimate confusion around it. First, whenever we think about cutting trees for any sort of manufacturing process, we immediately think of the worst case scenarios. We imagine the slash and burn …

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Case Study: Plymouth State University

In Blog, case study, 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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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 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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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 …