We do have a great “green” story to tell about CFS. We have been in business for 36 years and from the start, we have made a conscious effort to recycle everything possible that we touch: cardboard, paper, metal, plastic, metal, pallets, foam and other solid waste. And, as a part of our business model – we also recycle / refurbish a large amount of office furniture on an annual basis. We have also refitted our entire warehouse with energy efficient lights. As a result of our efforts, CFS was named as one of St.Louis Park’s first “Green Business” in 2006. We continue to look for ways to decrease our company’s energy /waste footprint.
On the business side – CFS looks to its manufacturers to provide furniture that is made from sustainable sources and which is as recyclable as possible. Our main furniture line, Herman Miller is the leader for our industry in manufacturing environmentally friendly products. They were also one of the founders of the LEED organization.
And, from a practical side, CFS installed the first Platinum LEED certified project in Minnesota – Great River Energy’s headquarters in Maple Grove. We also provided a significant amount of the furniture for Welsh Companies’ (Colliers) new headquarters which achieved Gold LEED certification.
At CFS, we are constantly looking for better ways to re-cycle, re-purpose and do more with less – in everything we do within our company, with our vendors and for our clients. Being “green” is just good business – for CFS and, our community.