The office furniture industry is an ever-changing marketplace and this changeability has produced huge amounts of unwanted furniture. Remanufacturing addresses the waste, cost, and storage that comes with replacing office furniture. This course looks at trends in the office furniture industry, the environmental impacts created by legacy furniture, and a review of the environmental and economic benefits of remanufactured furniture as an alternative to scrapping, downcycling, or discarding to landfill.
New Business Development and Sustainability Manager
Doug’s sales strategies and environmental knowledge combine to create win-win outcomes for his clients – sustainable solutions that also save money. Over the course of his 30+ years in the contract furniture industry, Doug has achieved a number of accomplishments. He is U.S. Green Building Association LEED-AP ID C accredited for environmentally responsible interior design and construction of commercial spaces, a WELL-AP with an expertise in the WELL Building Standard, he has won the prestigious Interface Everest Award for promoting sustainability, he is a Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIMFA) faculty member for the new ANSI BIFMA e3 level sustainability standard, creator of the “Closing The Loop on Office Furniture” CEU class and past writer / contributor to Facility Executive Magazine.