No, I’m not talking about green-colored furniture, and certainly not green-colored students. Rather, I’m talking about furniture for students that is manufactured in a way that is environmentally responsible. That’s what we do at University Loft.
These days, of course, it’s hard to dispute that being environmentally responsible is a good thing. Maybe that’s why more and more companies are jumping on the “green” bandwagon. But while others work to catch up with environmental responsibility, we’re not just marching along; we’re one of the leaders of the band!
You see, at University Loft, we’ve produced college dorm room furniture since 1986, and we’ve been producing “green” student furniture for university housing since 1994. Operating under our Green Plan, we use a special type of Environmentally Farmed Timber, or EFT – hard wood milled from the Pará rubber tree, Hevea Brasiliensis (HB) – that grows three times faster than Red Oak. HB trees even produce a form of latex used in the production of rubber, so they are useful not only when harvested, but throughout their life span. Deriving multiple production benefits from each tree is truly environmentally responsible.
And because HB trees are also stronger than Red Oak, the college furniture we produce can last longer and withstand the wear and tear that college students dole out, day after day. This can reduce the need to replace dorm room furniture as often. Producing longer lasting dorm room furniture is the green way; it’s the right thing to do.
For us here at University Loft, it comes down to this: If we don’t protect our environment, we’ll have nothing for future generations to inherit. And in case you didn’t already know, our business is built on making it easier for future generations to thrive in the academic environment and beyond.
So look no further. With University Loft, you’ve found a leader in the green manufacture of college student furniture.
The ULoft Blog Team
About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:
Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”