Construction debris now represents more than 30% of landfill by volume and this amount is increasing at an alarming rate. Architects and designers were among the first to express their concerns about wasteful industry practices, and promote the benefit of designing and implementing environmentally sustainable space.
Architectural products and office furniture have come a long way in this regard spawning an entire industry for modular architectural interiors. Unfortunately, these products are very expensive and the prospect of designing “Environmentally Friendly” spaces that fall within most client budgets can be a challenge.
In response to this important challenge, EOI has embraced a new concept called “collaborative consumption.” The foundation of our program is the sustainable turnkey approach to office interiors. Our movable walls, glass, systems furniture, flooring, and plug-and-play cabling can be easily “ re-purposed” for the next tenant at a fraction of the cost conventional construction.
In the world of office furniture, what’s good for your business can be good for the environment too! Remanufactured workstations are the answer. Extra Office Interiors has been a frontrunner in the call to action to reduce, reuse, and recycle office furniture for over 15 years.
Although many new office furniture products are made from a percentage of recycled content, remanufactured office furniture is reused – the highest form of “green”! Remanufacturing conserves energy and natural resources over new manufacturing by up to 95% and avoids the solid waste stream and air pollution caused by the new production process.
The EPA estimates that businesses discard approximately 3 million tons of furniture and furnishings per year into landfills at a cost of over $100 million! Remanufacturing just 40 workstations diverts one tractor-trailer load of furniture from a landfill. Remanufacturing 100 workstations saves enough energy to power an average sized home for a year!
Regardless if you decide to purchase new or remanufactured office furniture, you can be assured of a quality product, a cost effective product and most importantly, an environmentally conscious product.