We have taken the proper steps to make our product green, but it doesn’t stop there … our wood waste will not be added to overflowing landfills.
- We burn our wood waste materials to heat our buildings in order to keep landfills free. Our furnace is 95% efficient and the C02 emitted is less than that of rotting wood.
- Our spray equipment has been improved with the latest technology, keeping emissions into the atmosphere at a bare minimum.
- Our cabinetry is constructed with pure-bond and furniture grade plywood, noted for being formaldehyde-free. The end result, our cabinetry is safe for the environment and your family.
- Pure-bond is certified by FSC
- Pure-bond meets LEED’s 5 key requirements
- Sustainable site development
- Water savings
- Energy efficiency
- Material selection
- Indoor air quality
- Pure-bond is aligned with organizations that meet KCMA, CARB 2011, and LEED specifications and do everything in their power to promote a healthier green environment.
So Many Choices . . . How to Know What is Green and What is Not KCMA (Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association) *The KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program takes some initial steps towards companies using green products, but is more of an entry level program versus some of the other organizations currently out there with more stringent green requirements.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) *A not-for profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests.
CARB (California Air Resources Board) *A group of advisors that gathers air quality data for the state, ensures the quality of this data, designs and implements air models and sets ambient air quality standards. CARB has passed the strictest regulation to date: By 2011 the majority of plywood products must be practically formaldehyde free prior to entering the state.
LEED (the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) *LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. It promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognized performance in five key areas of human and environmental health. Colonial Craft Kitchens proudly supports distributors of Appalachian Hardwoods and members of the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. distributing lumber from the 344-county AHMI territory which is a Sustainable Hardwood Forest- as defined by AHMI and based on the research data from the United States Forest Service Inventory and Analysis That shows: Net annual hardwood growth rates have exceeded annual hardwood harvest levels in the AHMI territory over the past 50 years.