August 30, 2008
I am currently selecting furniture for a non-profit organization (I am with an Allsteel dealership) and was wondering if you might assist me in finding environmentally friendly casegoods and seating? Thank you in advance! Elisa Borgatti
A good place to start are product databases including the following:
BuildItGreen NYC which is a C+D waste exchange. Included in C+D waste is furniture. You may be able to find perfectly good office furniture that is being thrown out with a change in tenants.
GreenHomeGuide. This is a directory of green products that includes many furniture makers.
There is also MadeinNYC.com which is a directory of local manufacturers including some furniture makers. It’s not focused on environmental aspects per se though they will all be locally produced.
Steven Lenard GreenHomeNYC