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.

3 Major Milestones and Counting

Showrooms & Facilities
240,000 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 compressed natural gas.
Recycling
98%
We recycle 98% of all operational waste using our own state-of-the-art recycling center.
Up to 25% Less Energy Using LED lighting and high-efficiency HVAC units.
Up to 30% Less Water With the help of retention ponds and wells at select sites.
460,000 We’re doubling to 460,000 sq. ft. of LEED showrooms by the end of 2019.

Showrooms & Facilities Building a Better Way

What we’re doing now

Good design isn’t just for our furniture. We have six 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
#1st in CNG Largest fleet in our industry to run on compressed natural gas (CNG)
Less Emissions Equivalent of taking 182 passenger cars off the road every year
5 Teslas We have five electric Tesla semi-trucks and one electric yard spotter special ordered

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 compressed natural gas. This USA-produced gas reduces greenhouse emissions by 45%, which is the equivalent of taking 182 passengers cars off the road every year.

Where we’re going

Clean skies are ahead. By 2040, our delivery fleet will be carbon neutral, running on compressed natural gas and electric trucks powered by renewable energy. We’ll also use Tesla semi-trucks to transport our shipments to each warehouse.

“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
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

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.

“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

Industry Awards & Recognitions

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

Tesla, Clean Cities - U.S. Department of Energy, Duke Energy, Trane, RockTenn, Genesis Lighting, Energy Control Consultans, Inc. Tesla, Clean Cities - U.S. Department of Energy, Duke Energy, Trane, RockTenn, Genesis Lighting, Energy Control Consultans, Inc.
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