2040 Green Promise

We’re raising our standards for a carbon neutral future

For us, nothing is more important than home. And there’s no home that needs more care than our planet. That’s why we’re taking all the right steps now to create a greener future, with the goal to be carbon neutral in our showrooms, warehouses, and corporate offices by 2040.
Showrooms & Facilities

460,000 sq. ft.

We have the most furniture retail space certified as Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design.
Transportation

#1 in Our Industry

Our fleet is the greenest in the industry, with 100% of our trucks using Natural Gas and we are starting our transition to Renewable Natural Gas this year.
Recycling

98%

We recycle 98% of all operational waste using our own state-of-the-art recycling center.

Up to 25% Less Energy

We use LED lighting and high-effeciency HVAC units.

Up to 30% Less Water

With the help of retention ponds and wells at select sites, we are using up to 30% less water.
Showrooms & Facilities

Building a Better Way

What We're Doing Now
Good design isn’t just for our furniture. We have eight LEED-certified showrooms, which stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. Using building control systems, we’ve actually reduced our total electric use while adding more showroom space.
 
Where We're Going
By 2040, our plan is to run nearly all showrooms on renewable energy, which will offset our electric use and help achieve our goal of carbon neutrality.
"We are doing so many great things. And we have lots of ways we want to get even better, but I’m proud to say that City Furniture is already way ahead of the curve."
- Ian Peshel, Managing Director of Facilities
Transportation

Forward Driving

What We're Doing Now
We make thousands of deliveries every year, so every mile we drive matters. To reduce our impact, we converted our entire delivery truck fleet to run on natural gas.
 
Where We're Going
Clean skies are ahead. By 2040, our delivery fleet will be carbon neutral, running on natural gas and electric trucks powered by renewable energy. We’ll also use Tesla semi-trucks to transport our shipments to each warehouse.
#1 in CNG

#1 in CNG

Largest fleet in our industry to run on compressed natural gas (CNG).
Less Emissions

Less Emissions

Equivalent of taking 182 passenger cars off the road every year.
5 Teslas

5 Teslas

We have five electric Tesla semi-trucks and one electric yard spotter special ordered.
"When it comes to being 'green' we can't just talk about it. We have to be about it. We have to take action."
- David Clevenger, Managing Director of Fleet and DC Maintenance
Recycling

Reducing Our Impact

What We’re Doing Now
It’s always been our mission to make the world a better place. So, we built a state-of-the-art recycling center in our warehouse to recycle almost everything that comes through the doors. That equals 6 million pounds of waste kept out of landfills every year.
 
Where We’re Going
And as we move towards 2040, we’re looking to close that gap to 100%. We’re also making big operational changes, which includes switching to electric equipment, adding solar charging stations, and replacing acid batteries with eco-friendly lithium ion batteries.

5.5 Million

pounds of cardboard are sent to a local paper recycling mill.

500,000

pounds of plastic are recycled and repurposed into goods.

100%

of our showrooms have mixed-use recycling dumpsters.
“As a family-owned company, we need to treat Mother Nature like family too. That means protecting the planet at every possible level.”
- Will Conway, Sr. Vice President Operations
Energy

Solar

Joined FPL’s Solar Together program, where were have subscribed to 500kW of solar power; enough to take 3 of our current 32 showrooms to fully solar powered. Transitioning all of our gas to renewable natural gas, which is 100% renewable and 61.5% less intensive than gasoline.
Industry

Awards & Recognitions

Ocoee Showroom Warehouse
Energy efficiency award 2019

ENERGY Star
We started participating in Energy Star’s Portfolio manager system. In 2020 we qualified 9 showrooms for Certification under the program based on enhanced energy efficiency and performance. We will be adding more showrooms in 2021.

SEDC Industry Leadership Award
Our delivery truck fleet earned The 100 Best Fleets™ Award four years in a row, breaking the top 50 on the list from 2013 through 2017. This award uses 12 different criteria to award fleets that drive change and excellence in the industry.

Where We’re Going
We first took this award home in 2017, honored by the Southeast Diesel Collaborative for reducing diesel emissions. Recognized as an industry leader, the award is for those who demonstrate outstanding leadership using proactive measures.

Clean Cities Coalition Awards
Part of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Clean Cities Coalition works to reduce the nation’s dependence on imported oil. In 2014, City Furniture was honored for laying the groundwork through our American-produced compressed natural gas.

Sustainable Wood Furnishings Council
We were one of just seven companies named as a Top Scorer on the Wood Furniture Scorecard in 2018. Released by the Sustainable Furnishings Council in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation, the award is nod to our responsible wood sourcing.

Industry Partnerships

Angi
Angi
Clean Cities
Clean Cities
Duke Energy
Duke Energy
Eagle
Eagle
ELS
ELS
Energy Control Consultants
Energy Control Consultants
FPL
FPL
Genesis
Genesis
International Baler Corp
International Baler Corp
Momentum Fuel
Momentum Fuel
Recycle Tech
Recycle Tech
RockTenn
RockTenn
Rush Truck Centers
Rush Truck Centers
Sunrise
Sunrise
Tamarac
Tamarac
Tesla
Tesla
Trane
Trane
TruStar
TruStar
WestRock
WestRock