Durable goods

Durable goods are those materials purchased only once, or replaced infrequently, and used over time for the operations of the building and the business.

Examples of durable goods are:

  • Office furniture
  • IT equipment
  • Carpeting
  • Racking
  • Forklifts
  • Motors

Durable goods action items:

  • Implement a furniture salvaging program.
  • Purchase salvaged furniture whenever possible.
  • Purchase furniture that can be rearranged and modified to suit new space needs.
  • Purchase Energy Star rated office equipment such as computers, monitors and printers.
  • Install NEMA Premium or energy-efficient motors for any new or replacement motors.

  • If you have durable goods that you no longer need, you can donate them as long as they are in reasonable condition.  Organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Purple Heart, and Goodwill take many items, or check your local senior center, food bank, churches and schools.