CBRE & Bank of America - Surplus Stewardship
- Category: Articles
- Published on September 19, 2016
- Written by Glenn Sparks
Redirecting Surplus Furniture to Charity
ANEW is a national nonprofit organization that assists businesses in matching surplus furniture and similar items with nearby charities and agencies that need it. It serves as a sustainable alternative to common liquidation practices, and redirects useable goods and materials for repurposing.
Project Manager Dina Mancini used ANEW recently as part of a decommissioning project in Pittsburgh, PA, and was able to redirect 3.1 tons of office furniture away from the landfill. And Dina isn’t the only PJM to use the program. So far this year, Bank of America has used ANEW’s services on six projects, which has diverted approximately 15 tons of furniture from landfill and into a second life with a local organization.
Dina's efforts exemplify best-in-class project management practices while making significant contributions to our client's 2020 environmental goals. Congrats to all of our teammates who have used this program so far. Well done!