In 2016, we began our partnership program with our friends at green|spaces as the first local business to contribute directly to Empower Chattanooga’s efforts to create energy savings in low-income areas around Chattanooga – specifically East Lake, Highland Park, and East Chattanooga (our neighborhood!). Homes in these neighborhoods were using up to 43% more electricity than the average home in Chattanooga. By providing simple resources and educating the residents of these neighborhoods in sustainable home practices, individuals’ homes are seeing drastic reductions in utility expense.
3rd Empower Chattanooga Contribution
In the fourth quarter of 2016, we sold 21 used office chairs over $100. That’s approximately 1,050 lbs of upholstered and plastic material saved from becoming landfill waste and one energy savings education for each. Part of our mission here at Office Furniture Warehouse is to find sustainable solutions that divert materials destined for the landfill to be put to good use. By combining waste reduction with reduced energy consumption, we’re hoping that the impact of local sustainability efforts will multiply.