In another post, I noted how University Loft Company does some pretty cool things, like enhancing student residence life with our made-in-America dorm room furniture or giving to worthy causes like the Craine House. But University Loft also does a pretty awesome thing on a global scale, too. We are a pioneering steward of the environment in the way we use Environmentally Farmed Timber (EFT) to help build solid wood dorm room furniture that also helps protect our planet!
You see, unlike other furniture manufacturers that might use lesser-grade timber, or even those that use sturdy oak, University Loft’s student furniture is made from Hevea Brasiliensis (HB), an EFT hardwood that has not only been proven stronger than Northern Red Oak in independent laboratory testing, but is also the environmentally responsible choice.
An HB tree grows to harvestable maturity in just 20 years – one-third the time it takes an oak tree to grow to harvest. That means that the same amount of land can supply wood for student desks and other college residence life furniture three times as often as that used for a single oak tree. Better yet, during its growth cycle, an HB tree can be tapped for sap that is used in the production of latex! Being twice as useful and three times as productive makes the HB hardwood timber used in University Loft furniture the choice for environmentally conscious college furniture buyers.
The ULoft Blog Team
About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:
Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”