University Loft Furniture Brings the Green Scene to Residence Life in the College Dorm

University Loft College Town in MotionCollege students today are more environmentally conscious than ever. For example, that stack of pizza boxes in the corner – that’s an art project in the making, right? Truth is, even the most ecologically irresponsible college student is greener than you might think IF they have University Loft furniture in their dorm room.

You see, University Loft’s modular student furniture is the environmental choice. Why? Well, you have to look beyond that stylish, comfortable and customizable furniture and go back to where it came from. In a managed forest across the world, University Loft’s made-in-America college furniture begins as an Environmentally Farmed Timber called Hevea Brasiliensis, or HB. HB is a type of hardwood that grows three times as fast as oak. Better yet, it’s even stronger! Independent laboratory testing proves it.

Why is HB the environmentally responsible choice? Well, think about that 3-times-faster growth. That means that three HB trees can grow and be harvested for furniture production in the time it takes one oak to grow to harvestable maturity. That means more production from less land. That means more trees planted and used in less time. That means less waste and less environmental impact per square acre.

What’s more, during its growth cycle, each HB tree can be tapped for a type of sap used in the production of latex. Multi-purposing for HB trees means better efficiency, productivity and, again, environmental responsibility.

So the next time you step into a college dorm room, look past the pizza boxes and see if University Loft’s solid wood furniture is on the scene. If so, the scene is green, indeed!

To learn more about University Loft’s Green Plan, click here. To learn more about our college furniture collections, click here or contact us today at 800-423-LOFT (5638).


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.”

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