Used office furniture can be used as-is, used refurbished, or used remanufactured. Refurbished office cubicles offer particular savings value to businesses
Used office furniture offers a number of advantages over new office furniture. Companies who are interested in pursuing LEED certification may be able to earn points with certain forms of repurposed office furniture and office cubicle workstations. Repurposed office furniture features a significantly better aesthetic than “as-is” office furniture. Because of its restored appearance, it adds a refreshing look to the work place. A variety of sources also suggest that used office furniture also adds health and environmental benefits to office environments.
EPA estimates suggest that 3 million tons of used office furniture is dumped into landfills every year. Not only does this add to an already growing waste disposal problem, but it also requires manufacturers to expend additional energy and raw materials producing new office furniture. Repurposing used office furniture reduces these expenditures. It is an excellent and very simple strategy, for making your organization more sustainable.
The impact that re-purposing preowned office furniture makes on the environment is so significant LEED points are now awarded to companies that invest in refurbishing existing office furniture and office cubicle systems. Points are awarded in resource and materials reuse and waste management. Your company can also be given credit for reducing volatile organic compound, or VOC, emissions.