For Immediate Release: April 17, 2015
RE: City of Portland Sustainability at Work awards Gold Certification to Green Furniture Solutions.
Portland, Ore —Green Furniture Solutions has achieved Sustainability at Work’s gold certification and is recognized for its leadership helping make Portland one of the cleanest, most sustainable cities in the country. To earn this honor, Green Furniture Solutions completed numerous actions to benefit our local economy, our community and our environment, which were verified during an onsite visit with a Sustainability at Work Advisor.
Green Furniture Solution’s significant achievements include:
- Using local craftsmen.
- Using reclaimed and salvaged materials. Ensure maximum use of those materials to reduce waste.
- Buying American when local is not possible and strive to purchase from vendors who practice sustainability by using recycled materials, reducing energy usage and waste.
- Selling non-toxic finishes for furnishings.
Sustainability at Work offers comprehensive, free resources and expertise for Portland organizations seeking to create a more sustainable workplace. These services are tailored to help each business conserve resources, improve efficiency, save money and provide a healthy and quality workspace for employees. To recognize and promote the work of businesses that have taken comprehensive and concrete actions to reduce carbon emissions, Sustainability at Work provides certification that is valid for three years.
About Green Furniture Solutions:
Green Furniture Solutions LLC of Portland, OR offers high quality, sustainable office furniture solutions. In addition to our comprehensive selection of all office furniture manufactured with sustainable materials, GFS specializes in custom solutions using reclaimed woods, salvaged woods and FSC certified woods. Our lumber is harvested locally and grown sustainably. All of these environmentally friendly products are offered at competitive prices. It is our priority to help you find beautifully made, unique pieces for your space.
About Sustainability at Work
Sustainability at Work provides free tools and expertise to help businesses in Portland, Oregon achieve their goals. Businesses work with a Sustainability Advisor who helps them create a customized plan, and get connected to the free tools and resources available from program partners, which include the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Water Bureau, Bureau of Transportation, Bureau of Environmental Services, Energy Trust of Oregon, Metro and Pacific Power. www.portlandoregon.gov/sustainabilityatwork