In today’s business landscape, where sustainability and corporate responsibility are valued and even scrutinized, the choices you make for your office environments are pivotal. Green office furniture choices offer a dual benefit: they contribute to a healthier planet and underscore a company’s dedication to ethical and eco-conscious practices. In this blog post, we both highlight the impact of using sustainable office furniture on your business and give you practical tips on how to make environmentally-sound choices when it comes to furnishing your office.

The Importance of Sustainable Office Furniture

Sustainable office furniture transcends mere aesthetics and comfort. Your thoughtful choice can minimize environmental impact and foster a greener future. Here are four ways your choice of furniture can become an act of environmental activism. 

  1. Reduced carbon footprint: Green office furniture is typically made from eco-friendly materials, often sourced locally, which significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with transportation.
  2. Resource conservation: Many sustainable furniture options utilize recycled or reclaimed materials, helping to conserve precious natural resources and reduce waste.
  3. Improved indoor air quality: Environmentally friendly furniture tends to have low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), contributing to better indoor air quality and promoting employee health and well-being.
  4. Longevity and durability: Sustainable furniture is designed to withstand the test of time, reducing the need for frequent replacements and conserving resources in the long run.

How to Choose Green Office Furniture

When you’re in the market for sustainable office furniture, a number of factors can influence your decision. Consider the following six in your decision-making process:

  1. Materials: Seek out furniture crafted from recycled or reclaimed materials. Sustainable options might include reclaimed wood, recycled metal, or eco-friendly upholstery fabrics.
  2. Certifications: Keep an eye out for certifications such as FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) for wood products, GREENGUARD for low-emission furniture, or Cradle to Cradle for products designed with a circular economy in mind.
  3. Local sourcing: Whenever feasible, choose furniture produced by local manufacturers. Buying local not only reduces transportation-related emissions but also bolsters the local economy.
  4. Design for disassembly: Opt for furniture that can be easily disassembled and recycled at the end of its life cycle, promoting a closed-loop approach to manufacturing.
  5. Ergonomics and comfort: Don’t compromise on comfort and functionality. Sustainable furniture should meet the same ergonomic and functional standards as conventional options.
  6. Energy efficiency: Consider furniture with built-in energy-saving features, such as LED lighting integrated into desks or workstations.

Setting an Example of Corporate Responsibility

By embracing green office furniture choices, your organization can set a powerful example of corporate responsibility. Your commitment to being green even in your choice of furniture will not only align with environmentally conscious values but also resonate with employees, customers, and partners who value sustainability. Here are four ways you can showcase your commitment:

  1. Highlighting your initiatives: Share your sustainable office furniture choices with employees and stakeholders to demonstrate your dedication to corporate responsibility.
  2. Employee engagement: Involve employees in sustainability initiatives, such as recycling programs or energy-efficient practices, to cultivate a culture of environmental responsibility.
  3. Transparency: Be transparent about your sustainability efforts and goals, both internally and externally. Share progress and improvements over time.
  4. Partnerships: Collaborate with suppliers and partners who share your commitment to sustainability, creating a network of like-minded organizations. 

Partnering with Sustainable Manufacturers

If you are not sure how to procure eco-friendly furniture, collaborating with a business such as Environments Denver can help. At Environments Denver, we proudly support partners who share our unwavering dedication to sustainability in manufacturing, materials, and business practices. 

Eco-Friendly Materials and Practices

Many of our manufacturers go beyond industry certifications. They prioritize ISO-14001 manufacturing facilities, emphasizing environmental management systems and continuous improvement in sustainability practices. Furthermore, our partners offer wood products sourced from FSC®-certified forests and manufacturing facilities, promoting responsible forest management and reduced environmental impact.

Supporting LEED Certification

We understand that many organizations aspire to achieve LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for their office spaces. To assist you on this path, we provide consultation services to help you select the right sustainable office furniture and ancillary products. Our expertise can guide you in obtaining LEED™ points, and advancing your sustainability initiatives while creating a workspace that’s functional, stylish, and eco-conscious.


Sustainability isn’t merely a buzzword. It’s a commitment to responsible stewardship of our planet and a reflection of corporate responsibility. At Environments Denver, we’re dedicated to offering a wide array of sustainable office furniture options that seamlessly blend eco-consciousness with functionality and style. When you choose our products, you’re not just furnishing your workspace; you’re making a positive impact on the environment and setting an example of corporate responsibility.

Together, we can build a more sustainable and responsible future for our workplaces. Contact Environments Denver today to explore how you can make green choices for your workspace and join us in our mission to support sustainability in every facet of office design and functionality. Make a choice that benefits your business and the planet simultaneously.