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Sustainability refers to the ability to maintain and prolong the use of a resource.  This includes recycling, reusing and remanufacturing materials to protect the environment and reduce the consumption of valuable resources such as energy, forests and water.  Remanufactured office furniture (link this to Remanufactured Furniture tab) is one way to meet our present needs without compromising resources for future generations.

As a pioneer in remanufacturing since 1990, our remanufacturing partner is one of only two certified furniture remanufacturers in the US registered with the National Center for Remanufacturing & Resource Recover (NC3R). NC3R is an international center that provides applied research and assistance to manufacturers in an ongoing effort to develop effective and innovative ways to create their products without depleting the environment. The practices of incorporating reusable resources through reusing, recycling and remanufacturing are crucial to achieving sustainability.

Environmental Impact

  • The Energy Saved from Remanufacturing One Office Workstation Could Power 19 American
  • Households for One Day.
  • The Energy Savings from Every 100 Remanufactured Workstations Could Power 5.3 American
  • Households for an Entire Year.
  • Remanufacturing at ROFC Conserves Approximately 1.02 Million Pounds of Raw Materials
  • Annually.
  • ROFC’s Remanufacturing Process Prevents the Release of Over 815,000 Tons of CO2 into the
  • Environment Every Year
  • Numbers resulting from a NC3R study of ROFC’s environmental impact


Remanufactured & Our Remanufactured Furniture

OfficeWerks of Rochester is your resource for creating a green office environment.  We make it easy to incorporate sustainability by helping you design a functional and ergonomic workspace, using a combination of Remanufactured and new office furniture and systems.  Our remanufactured furniture is custom-built to your specifications, providing a perfect fit and personalized performance.  It is indistinguishable from new and produced locally, enhancing your efforts toward sustainability by recycling, reducing pollution and decreasing fuel consumption (while also supporting local manufacturing!).   Incorporating sustainable, warrantied, remanufactured office furniture products from OfficeWerks of Rochester decreases energy use, reduces waste generation and produces cost savings.   Another way we can increase your sustainability efforts is through our trade-in program.  As our customers grow into larger office spaces they can receive credit for select used office furniture and apply it toward customized purchases.  Our manufacturers will meticulously and systematically restore it to functional, like-new condition for future use.

LEED Office Space

What is LEED

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized, green building certification program designed to reduce the carbon footprint on the environment by reducing CO2 emissions, saving water and energy, and improving indoor environmental quality. Verified by an independent third party, LEED certification assures consumers that the company or manufacturer they have chosen will incorporate environmentally sound strategies by choosing and reusing resources to reduce our impact on the environment. LEED provides a comprehensive framework for designing, constructing and manufacturing economical, safe and environmentally-friendly products.

LEED Office Space

Designing and manufacturing commercial office space provides a valuable opportunity to incorporate remanufactured products from OfficeWerks of Rochester and LEED practices.  There are five areas of management under LEED’s Commercial Interiors criteria. Office furniture contributes to two of these categories; Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality.   Meant to provide a comfortable, productive and healthy work environment, Indoor Environmental Quality standards focus on increasing indoor air quality by using low-emitting materials. Systems furniture and seating fall under this category, as well as composite wood, Agrifiber products, coatings paints, sealants and adhesives.   Standards for the Materials and Resources category involve recycling and reusing materials, furniture and furnishings to utilize already existing resources more efficiently and reduce the consumption of new resources. There are many reasons to choose green designs and manufacturing practices. LEED applications are economical, safe, and just as importantly they conserve resources to safeguard our environment.