Corporate Partnerships Funds 400 Energy Savings Workshops by 3rd Year

Since 2016, Office Furniture Warehouse has directed over $3000 in proceeds from pre-owned office chairs to energy savings workshops through their partnership with Empower Chattanooga.
 
 
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Aug. 6, 2019 - PRLog -- "We embarked on this partnership in hopes that we increase the reach of our sustainability initiative," says John Jerman, founder of Office Furniture Warehouse.

He asserted that "pre-owned furniture is inherently sustainable - by maintaining the useful life of workplace assets, we're reducing landfill volume. By forwarding the proceeds from that effort, we're trying to multiply the effects of local sustainability efforts."

Empower Chattanooga is a program by green|spaces Chattanooga that targets neighborhoods with a combination of historically low income and high utility bills. Empower then works in tandem with community members to coordinate workshops where residents can educate themselves on low- and no-cost ways to save energy in their homes.

Office Furniture Warehouse contributes a portion of proceeds from pre-owned office chairs to Empower Chattanooga quarterly, which are used to cover the cost of "energy savings kits" distributed to workshop attendees.

Since July of 2016, the partnership has funded the equivalent of almost 400 participants in underserved communities throughout Chattanooga.

"green|spaces is so fortunate to have community partners like Office Furniture Warehouse. By aligning our missions of supporting sustainable, living, working and building, we are able to empower individuals and provide them with the tools to live happier and healthier lives." - Dawn Hjelseth, Director of Development at green|spaces

Office Furniture Warehouse, winner of the 2014 and 2019 Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year Awards, provides new and used office furniture as well as office furniture services to organizations and individuals throughout the Southeast. More information can be found at https://ofwllc.com, or their offices and showroom at 1900 Stuart Street.

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