Category: Not for Profit

Developing Furnished Micro Units, for Profit and Non-Profit

Developing Furnished Micro Units, for Profit and Non-Profit | Resource Furniture

When we wrote about the uptick in the appearance of co-living developments across the country last month, we explored some of the reasons for their popularity with occupants: all-inclusive services and amenities — like on-site gym/pool, free wi-fi, linens and weekly housekeeping, etc. — plus a built-in sense of community, with shared space for both […]

Resource Furniture’s Top 5 Corporate Sustainability Practices

Resource Furniture’s Top 5 Corporate Sustainability Practices

North American homes, offices and other buildings contribute an estimated 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere every year — more than one-third the continent’s total greenhouse gas pollution output. Constructing smaller and more energy-efficient buildings has proven to be the most economical way to significantly cut back on greenhouse gas emissions. Thankfully, […]

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!). […]