The UG aims to adopt a more sustainable approach to office furniture. Not everything will be purchased brand new as standard practice anymore; instead, the focus will be on refurbishing, repairing, or modifying old furniture. Items that have become surplus will, whenever possible, find a place elsewhere within the university. When new furniture is necessary, the preference will be for sustainably produced pieces.
The university has recently devised plans for this approach in collaboration with the new office furniture supplier, Vepa-Interoffice. The new location for the law faculty, the Röling building, has already been furnished following this new approach. Nearly a hundred old Gispen chairs have been refurbished, and 50 percent of the old office chairs have been retained from the previous building.