An Environmentally Friendly Office
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) was founded in 2001 with the mission of improving human health and quality of life by enhancing indoor air quality and reducing people’s exposure to chemicals and other pollutants. In keeping with that mission, GEI certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and provides a free resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments.
Desks Incorporated proudly features eco-friendly products that are GREENGUARD certified from Allseating Corporation, Global Total Office, Haworth, Herman Miller Inc., Mayline Group, SitOnIt Seating and Steelcase Inc.
Remanufactured Cubicles & Workstations
Many business owners would like to e more conscientious but find the high costs of ecologically beneficial goods prohibitive. By purchasing remanufactured, enterprises can afford to invest in environmentally-friendly products while improving the bottom line. Our remanufactured Herman Miller cubicles & workstations from Open Plan cost less than half the price of new.
Open Plan Systems take pride in lessening their impact. As a remanufacturer, they already recycle or reuse 99% of all products that come into their facility. The following are some of the other things that they do to lessen their environmental footprint.
- Each day more than 500 pounds of fabric waste is bailed and sent to a supplier where it is used in fire retardant materials for automobiles.
- Each day more than 800 pounds of cardboard is bailed and sent to be recycled.
- Each day more than 1,250 punds of steel is sent to be recycled.
- Each day more than 250 pounds of aluminum is sent to be recycled.
- Clean wood wasted is used as fuel in their Biomass 1 million BTU furnace to heat their warehouse.
- Plastic wrap waste from shipping is bailed and sent to their recycler.
- Paper, ink jet cartridges, and other office waste are separated and sent for recycling.
Sustainability: Everyone Wins
Many business owners would like to be more conscientious but find the high costs of ecologically beneficial goods prohibitive. By purchasing remanufactured, enterprises can afford to invest in environment-friendly products while improving their bottom line. Our remanufactured workstations cost less than half the price of new.
Every year, $6.1 billion in new Herman Miller©, Steelcase©, and Haworth© product is sold. Usually, the old furniture is sent to a landfill or storage and never made useful again. More energy is used, harmful emissions and waste created, and virgin materials consumed to produce new furniture. We remanufacture first life products and re-engineer them to look, feel, and function like new while using a small fraction of the energy and raw materials. Remanufactured workstations contribute to points in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED™ Certification program.
More than 100 of our standard fabrics are Terratex® – beautifully made of 100% recycled materials and manufactured using increasingly sustainable processes. Technically superior, visually appealing, and competitively priced. All Terratex® fabrics meet or exceed industry standards for quality and performance and are completely recyclable. The use of Terratex® fabrics contributes to LEED™ points and fabrics certified through the Green-e program may earn additional points.
Our commitment to the environment extends beyond our product and into our philosophy. That is one of the reasons we use powder coat paint. Not only is powder coat paint free of harmful solvents and VOC’s, but 100% of leftover paint is reclaimed.