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Course Description: AEC Daily: Closing the Loop on Office Furniture
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 and the environmental impacts created by legacy furniture, and it provides a review of the environmental and economic benefits of remanufactured furniture as an alternative to scrapping, downcycling, or discarding to landfill.
Explain past and current trends in office furniture.
State the effect that legacy office furniture can have on the environment.
Discuss what remanufactured furniture is and how to differentiate it from as-is and refurbished furniture.
Recall the environmental and economic savings of remanufactured furniture compared to newly manufactured furniture.
Explain how remanufactured furniture might contribute to earning LEED® certification.