11/09/2005

Best Practices In Sustainability: Benefits of Furniture Remanufacturing

 

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A study conducted by Albany, NY-based Davies Office Refurbishing Inc. shows how office panel remanufacturing (the process by which worn-out products are restored to extend their useful life) not only saves on disposal costs and landfill space, but also results in significant energy savings. According to the study, remanufacturing uses over 100 fewer steps to produce an office panel than the original manufacturing process. Other key findings:

  • Office panels that are remanufactured aren’t disposed of in landfills or subjected to the metal recycling process, which while preferable to landfilling - does have environmental impacts.
  • Be reusing materials in an office panel (steel, fiber glass, cardboard, etc.), the environmental impacts of extracting virgin material needed to produce these materials for a new panel are avoided.
  • By avoiding the consumption of energy to manufacture a new panel, the emissions associated with energy generation are avoided, as are the impacts from obtaining, processing, and transporting fuels to make that energy.

 

 

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When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.

Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


Mitsubishi Electric’s H2i R2-Series heat pumps provide 100% heating capacity down to 0° F and simultaneous heating and cooling down to -4° F delivering year-round comfort, regardless of climate zone.

 
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