Green Standards sustainably manages the resale, recycling, and donation of office furniture and equipment.
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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.
While in the process of moving global headquarters to a new Seattle campus, Expedia Group partnered with Green Standards to sustainably decommission 600,000 square feet of offices in the Puget Sound region. The success of these projects lead to our work with Expedia Group internationally and has made in-kind donations to more than 100 non-profits.
Featured donation stories with non-profits from around the world.
When the International Rescue Committee renovated their Manhattan HQ, they did so in a way that lived up to their values. That meant donating surplus furniture to fellow non-profits like the Dream Hub empowerment space in Queens, New York. These are the partnerships that help our clients support a more circular economy.See how
"This furniture is not only going to keep our staff safer and more comfortable in the workplace, but it's also going to allow a lot of the survivors of torture and trauma that we work with, to become comfortable in a space that otherwise would be pretty difficult to get comfortable in. I hope you know that your donations goes beyond just helping the planet or being generous and is actually making people comfortable in an otherwise difficult time" - Morgan WeibelSee how
"The chairs donated by Green Standards went directly to rural health centers in Honduras, to help strengthen their ability to fight Covid-19 and other epidemics like dengue, zika, and chikungunya, that affect the country all year round. ” - Luke West, Program ManagerSee how
“The furniture donated through Green Standards has enabled RAIN to support government health agencies and our local medical facilities during this Pandemic. We were able to quickly convert an office space into a working laboratory dedicated to COVID-19 research and the development of assays to determine at risk areas in our community. The desks and chairs that were replaced by GS donations would not have been usable in a lab setting and we would not have been in a position to make such a critical impact both locally and globally.” Rebekah Ryan at RAIN Incubator.See How
"We are so grateful to the team at Green Standards for their generous furniture donation. Thank you for your continued support through this difficult time!”Read More
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
The in-kind donations, valued at $693,715 to date, have benefited more than 150 organizations across North America including Youth Speaks, Habitat For Humanity, Lawrence Woodmere Academy and Educare of California.More info
Green Standards worked with TPS Theatre to facilitate in-kind donations from a corporate partner in Seattle. The non-profit Theatre company was able to completely replace their older seating in their studio. By donating these furniture items, our client was able to divert 100% of their surplus furniture and equipment from landfill, while supporting more than 60 local community organizations in the process.Read More
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
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
“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
"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
"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
“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 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
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
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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 pick up and 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.