As providers of on-site sustainable furniture asset management services, The Refinishing Touch is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of renovation projects around the world.
With this goal in mind, we had to share with our readers a new report from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research that analyzes how hotels can uniformly calculate the environmental impact of their carbon footprints. Surprisingly, the report reveals that less than 5 percent of hotels’ carbon footprints are generated from coolant and vehicle fuels.
The report is released in the midst of industry efforts to become more transparent to guests in regard to the carbon footprint of hospitality organizations. Many hotel managers are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that consumers are interested in sustainable hospitality options, a trend that has manifested in towel and bed linen reuse programs.
Hotels are also choosing to utilize furniture asset management services to renovate existing furniture through refinishing, reupholstering and remanufacturing, as opposed to purchasing brand new. The environmental benefits to choosing this alternative method include:
– Refinishing furniture saves an estimated 124.08 tons of carbon dioxide per property, when compared to buying new
– The carbon footprint caused by furniture asset management is .009% of the total of furniture manufacturing’s carbon emissions – a significant drop
– It takes 1,000 times more carbon dioxide to make a new piece of furniture versus refinishing it
If you’re interested in learning more about furniture asset management and ways to lower your business’s carbon footprint, visit The Refinishing Touch’s website at www.therefinishingtouch.com. While there, check out our carbon footprint calculator on the homepage to estimate your own environmental impact.