Gen2 Office Furniture – Environmentally Friendly, Remanufactured Steelcase
Gen2 Hybrid Office Furniture is the industry’s environmentally-friendly option for for your office work environment. They take high quality used office furniture components from Steelcase® 9000® and Avenir® systems and refurbish them to new sepcifications, adding components, soundproofing, fabrics, and laminates.
Gen2 remanufacturing goes far beyond traditional refurbished office furniture, using proprietary manufacturing processes that are exclusive to the product line:
While other companies simply remove dents and repaint, we actually take the furniture down to its original frame, strip the finish, replace all worn components, and repaint with environmentally-friendly powder coating.
The Gen2 brand of office furniture presently includes “hybrid” office workstations, executive office desks, modular office furniture, office cubicles, computer furniture, files and cabinets, floor-to-ceiling hybrid office panels, desk chairs, conference tables, and other environmentally friendly recycled office furniture.
Gen2 offers a broad diversity of paint and finish choices, a greater array of contemporary fabric and laminate options, and offers customized looks. Their hybrid remanufactured office furniture starts with the quality of factory original, then significantly enhances that baseline quality with new components to produce a finished workstation that is better and more beautiful than factory original.
Environmentally-Friendly Remanufactured Office Furniture
Steelcase 9000 and Avenir hybrid panel systems consist of post-consumer materials that would otherwise be discarded and sent to a landfill. All panels, shelves and overhead bins are remanufactured from our extensive inventory of pre-existing product. Materials that do not meet our strict quality standards are sent to be recycled at an off-site location.
Remanufactured office furniture can contribute points under LEED-CI. Gen 2 maintains materials in closed loops maximizes material value without damaging ecosystems.
In 2004, The Greenguard Environmental Institute awarded certification to Steelcase’s Avenir line that included systems and storage solutions. Gen2 remanufactures this line using Green practices.Both of our preferred laminate manufacturers, Pionite and Wilsonart, are also Greenguard Indoor Air Quality certified. They offer options in low-emitting surfacing that does not involve special ordering or extra cost.
100% Recycled or Bio-Based Materials
Gen2 offers Terrartex fabrics from Interface Fabrics Group. The broad range of fabric choices are made from 100% recycled or bio-based materials and they are also completely recyclable. The materials used in making these fabrics include post-consumer polyester as well as post-industrial polyester.
Low-Emissions Paint System
Gen2 has made a substantial investment in their state-of-the-art powder coat process. Unlike liquid paint, no solvents are used, so only negligible amounts of VOCs are released into the air. In addition, unused or oversprayed powder can be recovered so any waste is minimal and can be disposed of easily and safely.
Aside from the environmental benefits, this enables a uniform, durable, high-quality, and attractive finish.