As a regular service provider to facilities across the government sector, we were pleased to see the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Request for Information surrounding BMO – Building Maintenance and Operations.
With much experience in government renovation projects to fall back on, The Refinishing Touch created a full-length whitepaper outlining the process of furniture asset management, our set of best practices – which we abide by each day – the opportunities and threats associated with the process, and in-depth cost-benefit analyses.
Executive Order 13423 dictates that: “Federal agencies to conduct their environmental, transportation, and energy-related activities under the law in support of their respective missions in an environmentally, economically and fiscally sound, integrated, continuously improving, efficient, and sustainable manner.” This mandate reinforces that the government sector not only seeks out cost-efficiency but eco-efficiency as well, and furniture refinishing, re-upholstery and remanufacturing fulfill each of these requirements.
Where buying new sends harmful waste to landfills unnecessarily, spikes carbon emissions emitted on delivery and spikes budgets – refinishing what doesn’t need replacing does the opposite. Carbon footprints go down by up to 99% while assets are saved from the landfill and the money typically spent on new furniture is reallocated.