Green Standards sustainably manages the resale, recycling, and donation of office furniture and equipment across North America.
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We provide you with detailed cloud-based reporting to track the environmental and social impact of all your projects.
We then explore the potential for PR based on the positive community impact of your donations to non-profits.
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Client Success Stories
EPA estimates 8.5 million tons of office furniture and equipment are sent to landfill each year in the US alone. By working with like-minded organizations, we can keep these items in use and out of the landfill.
See how we’re making a difference.
United Airlines partners with Green Standards in Houston to responsibly decommission 14 floors of office furniture and equipment with a 99% landfill diversion rate on 728 tons handled. Through a strategic combination of resale, recycling and donation efforts, United generated $278,779 worth of in-kind donations to 18 local non-profits.
Featured donation stories with non-profits from around North America.
North Rowan High School was revitalizing its design centers and needed new furniture. Green Standards was able to help out by facilitating in-kind office furniture donations from one of its clients – a local, Fortune 100 financial institution.Watch the story
Through the transformation of GP Center’s 500,000 square feet of office space in downtown Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific partnered with Green Standards to sustainably decommission 700+ tons of office furniture and equipment, while providing in-kind donations to 50+ non-profits, including Zoo Atlanta.Watch the story
The in-kind donations, valued at $534,584 to date, have benefited numerous organizations across North America including Youth Speaks, Habitat For Humanity and Educare of California at Silicon Valley.More info
The MukiBaum Accessibility Centre is 1 of 17 beneficiaries that received furniture and equipment donations from OMERS through our partnership. OMERS was able to repurpose valuable products with a 99% landfill diversion rate on 400+ tons of surplus assets. The OMERS project has received multiple sustainability and CSR awards for these efforts.See how
“This donation and what we’re celebrating is revitalizing this workspace to make it more hospitable, more efficient and more professional so that we can go about doing the business of the Red Cross.” - Henry Van de Putte, American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast RegionSee How
While transforming the GP Center’s 500,000 square feet of office space, Georgia-Pacific partnered with Green Standards to sustainably decommission 600 tons of office furniture and equipment, while providing in-kind donations to 50+ non-profits in Metro Atlanta, including the Salvation Army.See how
The donated items included whiteboards, conference tables, fridges, chairs and a washer and dryer. “It’s all about the kids, and this is going to help us better support our kids, and those outside in the local community. This donation makes a huge difference” said Lisa Kaufman, Executive Director of Educare at Silicon Valley.More info
"We want to thank Green Standards for coordinating and delivering donations of teller safes and file cabinets to our Habitat affiliate. Several of the file cabinets will be used in our offices and the income raised through the sale of your donated products at our ReStore will be used to purchase building materials for the construction of Habitat homes in Union County, NC this spring." - Mike Reece, Executive DirectorSee more stories
Through its ongoing partnership with Green Standards, Enbridge provided Chestermere Food Bank with enough furniture and equipment to furnish the majority of their office space and warehouse. “Thanks to the donation we can now put money towards commercial fridges and freezers,” said Oel at the Food Bank.Read more
“This is huge! Thanks to Green Standards and its corporate partners, we were able to launch a first rate Neighborhood Resource Center and completely furnish a computer lab, library, conference room and set up offices for 7 employees,” said Richard Logan, President and CEO of Attack Poverty.More info
Thanks to a national partnership between TELUS and Green Standards, Lester B. Pearson Educational Foundation and Place Cartier were able to receive over 80 donated items, which included school-room essentials like chairs, desks, and cabinets. “We’re now better equipped to work with our students, especially our special needs students,” said Myriam Rabbat, director of Place Cartier.More info
“Our chairs were dilapidated,” said Jessica. “Some were missing wheels, some were way past their prime, and others were just gross to look at. Some of the staff started bringing stuff from home to compensate for their broken-down stuff at the office.” Green Standards facilitated the donation of 40 task chairs to the staff replacing their old chairs.More info
"On behalf of our entire KIPP LA Team and Family, I want to thank you so much for the incredibly generous furniture donation – it’s beautiful! Your support means so much to our schools and students who will be able to enjoy this modern and innovative furniture." - The KIPP LA Team & FamilySee more
"Thanks to this donation, Life Remodeled will be able to offer comfortable seating to students and community members who visit the center. Thank you for making the space look extra special." - Kelly Cleaver, Development DirectorSee more
"Working with Green Standards has allowed us to have a great space for children and youth to come in and to manage. We can now focus some of that energy and time and money towards more meaningful tangible things for our participants within our programs. The donation has revitalized our space and transformed it drastically" - Shawn Burgess, Community Director at St. Alban's Boys & Girls Club.Watch the story
"Thank you Green Standards for the wonderful donation of desks, chairs, and tables. The donated equipment created an open workspace, a comfortable lunch area, and a more enjoyable working environment for our staff." - Jonathan Jump, Vice-President of OperationsSee more
“In an effort to feed 58,000 people each week, we rely heavily on donations that help us function in a professional and efficient manner,” said Eric S. Cooper, president and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank, one of several non-profit agencies benefiting from Frost’s furniture donations through the decommission of the Rand Building.Case Study
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Looking to move or renovate your office but don't want your furniture to go to landfill?Get a Quote
Green Standards Ltd. is a paid service for companies undergoing large moves or renovations at their corporate offices.
Conventional liquidation is typically expensive and will result in lots of waste to landfill on most office decommissions. Our turnkey service is an alternative to liquidation and combines resale, recycling and in-kind donations to local non-profits for triple bottom line results.
As the size of a project increases we get a lot more cost-competitive.
We are best suited for large corporate projects or floors of offices with at least 75-100 employees and/or 15,000 square feet worth of office furniture and equipment to be removed.
Majority of our projects are in the 100 thousand square foot range and as the size of a project increases we get a lot more cost-competitive.
If you're interested in hearing more about our service, please follow the link below for a quote.
We collect a suite of supporting documents to demonstrate industry-leading transparency and accountability. Each piece is designed to protect your company from liability, track items to their end-destination and provide insight into the environmental and social benefits of the project.
We’re committed to measuring and sharing results, including the landfill diversion rate, greenhouse gas offset, and community impact of each project. To make your achievements accessible and easy to use, we’ve designed a cloud-based reporting portal that our clients can access 24/7.
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Please note, you will only get notifications by email if and when furniture and equipment donations are available in your region. After receiving the notification you’ll be able to view and place requests on what’s available near you.
Our website does not feature furniture and equipment that we have available on an ongoing basis as we have hundreds of projects in multiple regions and cities running simultaneously.
If you’re interested in receiving future furniture and equipment donations for your registered non-profit or charitable organization, please follow the below link for more info.
Responsible. Affordable. Effective.
Each office decommission is another opportunity to turn your excess office furniture and equipment into measurable value — value for your business, your community, and the greater environment.
Leverage a unique redistribution strategy that diverts 98% of your surplus office furniture and equipment away from landfill.
Work with specialized project managers that save your organization time and money from inventory collection through to close-out.
Generate valuable in-kind donations for non-profit and charitable organizations without any additional effort or investment.
Benchmark performance, utilize data, and share the achievement from all of your projects with our cloud-based reporting portal.