In honor of Earth Week, a global environmental awareness campaign leading up to Earth Day on April 22, we are highlighting Rightsize Facility’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” isn’t just a clever slogan for us. It’s part of our DNA, and we incorporate it into all of our services and business practices.

Whether our clients are renovating, refurnishing, or relocating, we employ our green methodology to the project. Here are some of the ways Rightsize helps clients minimize their environmental impact.

Facility Decommissioning

Through our eco-friendly facility decommissioning program, we attempt to keep as much waste out of landfills as possible. It’s often a mad dash to return a space to its original, broom swept condition, but we have a thorough, streamlined decommissioning process that meets the precise recycling guidelines set by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Asset Disposition

We’re proud that less than 5% of all FF&E assets (movable furniture, fixtures, and other equipment) we decommission end up in a landfill. Rightsize’s team extends the life cycle of these assets in the following ways:

  • Resale
    We clean and repair most assets to be sold secondhand
  • Donation
    We clean and donate assets that have limited resale value (but still function) to non-profit organizations
  • Remanufacturing
    We reupholster, refinish, and replace broken parts on worn furniture to extend its life
  • Reuse for Parts
    We separate assets near the end of their life cycle, marking them for salvage and using them as needed in remanufacturing projects
  • Recycling
    We recycle all sustainable materials at the end of the life cycle

Technology Removal

Many businesses don’t know what to do with outdated or broken tech equipment – such as computer monitors, copy machines, and telephones – during decommissioning. Rightsize employs EPA-certified methodologies to dispose of these assets responsibly, ensuring that clients’ sensitive data is protected and waste is minimized.

At Rightsize, we’re dedicated to living the values of Earth Week all year long.

Learn more about Rightsize Facility’s commitment to sustainability.