7.01 Office Furniture Remanufacturing - Breaking the Cycle of Waste in the Office
Friday, October 5, 2018 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Venue: Charlotte Convention Center - West Wing
Room: 202AB
Dates: October 5, 2018 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM CST
The presentation will share the latest information about sustainability in office furniture and the economic and environmental ramifications on obsolete assets. Changes in the workplace have created huge amounts of unwanted office furniture. Remanufacturing addresses the cost, storage and waste that come with replacing office furniture. The presentation will make the case for alternatives to stockpiling obsolete office furniture using real world examples of programs for old furniture office assets. This will be an informative and engaging presentation on how Facilities Managers of Fortune (500 and 1000) companies have been able to address exiting furniture assets and create measurable economic value and environmental impact avoidance metrics specific to: cost savings, landfill avoidance, CO2 reduction, energy saving and preserving natural resources.

Walk away with comprehensive options available for outdated furniture assets, including unique programs and processes that most companies are unaware exist.
Be able to demonstrate environmental and financial impact of storing and disposing of unused office furniture,
Assess real world case studies of cost savings accomplished through re-configuring office spaces.
Learn how end users have successfully redeployed existing furniture assets including very detailed sustainability metrics conducted by Rochester Institute of Technology.
300 level
Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Mr. William Davies, Vice President, Davies Office