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Sustainable Furniture Could Help Hotels Have a Smaller Environmental Footprint

Learn why investing in sustainable furniture is better for your hotel and the environment.

As they stand, furnishings are already a major investment for hoteliers. However, when you choose non-sustainably made furniture, this can end up costing your property and the environment. Here’s how you can benefit from only using furniture that can be manufactured and disposed of in an environmentally-friendly manner.

  • What is sustainable furniture?

Furnishings are very complex, as they consist of many different parts made from many different materials. What determines the sustainability of a piece of furniture is the environmental impact of the materials used in each component. For instance, a sustainable wooden bench would be crafted using recycled or reclaimed wood, wood from forests that are certified to be responsibly managed, or with wood from a plantation that is actively against deforestation. Sustainable furnishings are also built to be extremely durable because the longer it lasts, the less impact it will have on the environment over time.

  • How can furniture be disposed of in an environmentally-friendly way?

The main thing to remember here is that the things you dispose of should not be going to waste. For instance, while a piece of furniture might be too worn to put out in your lobby, it might be appropriate to reuse it in another location. For instance, there are many churches and social organizations that would be happy to receive used furniture donations. If donation isn’t an option, the furniture can be dismantled and recycled according to its individual components.

  • How does investing in sustainable furnishings benefit your property?

For starters, sustainable furniture is made to last longer. This means that you will not have to spend as much money on replacing broken or worn pieces of furniture. Additionally, when you promote sustainable and eco-friendly practices on your property, you can market your hotel as a participant and believer in the green movement. Not only will this attract many guests, but it can also improve your brand’s reputation.

This is why hotels should invest in sustainable furnishings. Ready to take things a step further and retrofit your building with other environmentally-friendly technologies and designs? If so, contact the experts at Parkwest General Contractors. Our expert team is ready to assist you with all your building renovation and construction needs today.


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