Category Archives: Not for Profit

Team Alfred Has Their Eyes On The Prize

The Solar Decathlon is a competition based on innovation, and tested in ten different categories. Success in the competition is no small feat, but is achievable with the right team backed by the right sponsors. Team Alfred is comprised of not one, but two schools working closely together (right across the street close): Alfred State […]

Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University

Dorm rooms are notoriously tight on space. In traditional rooms, squeezing in a desk, drawers, closet space and a twin bed can make the space feel tight. Pepperdine University set out to make some changes in their housing stock. They needed more efficient ways to house their graduate students and professors. What better way to do […]

Pedia-Pod, Pediatric Treatment Module

For several years, we have sponsored organizations participating at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. The event brings together industry leaders dedicated to sustainable building and design. In 2012 the event was hosted in San Francisco where we teamed up with Seattle-based pre-fab builder Method Homes. The event was held in […]

Georgia Tech School of Architecture

Georgia Tech School of Architecture

Graduate students in Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture will be researching zero energy housing concepts in studio over the course of a year thanks to a gift from Resource Furniture and funding by Alcoa Foundation and Architecture for Humanity. When recent Georgia Tech School of Architecture alumnus, Stephen Taul, visited the “Making Room” exhibition at […]

US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Every two years, the U.S. Department of Energy challenges universities around the world with the ultimate test in sustainability: the Solar Decathlon. Each competing team must design, build, and operate solar-powered, net-zero-energy houses that are not only energy-efficient, but also hyper-functional and cost-effective. What better way to achieve this than with transforming furniture? Resource Furniture […]

Georgia Tech is Filled With Really Smart People

OK, Georgia Tech ZED-H Studio students: now that I have caught my breath after a wonderful, whirlwind trip to Atlanta, allow me to say a hearty and heartfelt BRAVO!!!! And WOW. I really can’t say that enough. So what brought Resource Furniture to Atlanta? Well, it was partially the lure of some really good food, […]

Solar Decathlon: A Peek Into The Homes

The Solar Decathlon was smashing success! The teams spent almost two years designing and building their sustainable homes and the hard work paid off — the homes turned out beautifully. Congratulations to all of the teams for their great accomplishments. A special thanks to Cerraeh Laykin for the photography — despite battling the one rainy Southern California day of the year (sorry Cerraeh!). […]

Transforming ASUNM

This blog was written by ASUNM team member Kevin Christensen at Arizona State University with a Master in Architecture. 5:30 A.M.: The Sun begins to break over the mountains in the distance, the air is still cool, the racket still hasn’t really started yet, it’s calm. The 3:30 A.M. wake up call is all but second nature […]

Resource Furniture & Norwich University

This blog was written by the Norwich Solar Decathlon Team. For more information please visit their website at solardecathlon.norwich.edu and “Like” their Norwich Solar Decathlon 2013 Facebook page. Norwich University’s Delta T-90 House is a 996 square foot, two-bedroom home that is tuned for the unique seasons of the northeastern bioregion. The Delta T-90 home is designed to maintain a comfortable […]