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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.