Through our work as furniture asset management providers, we have witnessed firsthand the increase in sustainable efforts being put forth by colleges and universities nationwide. Year after year, on-campus green initiatives continue to grow and The Refinishing Touch is thrilled to be a part of this forward progression.
College communities as a whole are working diligently to prepare for a greener future and to equip students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities with the means to be energy-efficient, sustainable, and eco-friendly in all aspects of life.
Since the signing of the ‘American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment’ at Ohio University in 2008, the establishment’s students, staff, and supporters have implemented and upheld countless environmental practices, putting the school ahead of the sustainability curve.
Next on the university’s list of projects is to cultivate a campus culture that embraces zero-waste principles. One way in which Ohio State University can achieve this is through the use of refinishing, repurposing or re-upholstering existing furniture assets during renovations, avoiding the environmentally-damaging and energy-consuming habit of buying brand new furniture pieces.
Dorm rooms, offices, lounges, and common areas must be outfitted with the proper furniture at all times. If an establishment chooses to implement The Refinishing Touch’s furniture asset management services, they will not only benefit from zero-waste and a reduced carbon footprint, but they will also significantly save on total project expenditure by up to 80 percent.
Ohio State University’s goal of being 100 percent waste-free by 2030 is becoming more tangible by the day, and as a company dedicated to the sustainability and cost savings within the higher-education sector, we are excited to watch the rest of the journey unfold.
To learn more about the Ohio State University’s sustainable projects, read the full article here. If you are interested in The Refinishing Touch’s work within various colleges and universities, please view a list of our higher education clientele here.