Environmental Stewardship Program provides cabinet manufacturers with a tangible way of measuring and showing their commitment to environmental sustainability.
A gas used widely in production of adhesives, plastics, preservatives, and fabric treatments and commonly emitted by indoor materials that are made with its compounds. It is highly irritating if inhaled and is now listed as a probable human carcinogen.
The Forest Stewardship Council was created to develop principles, criteria and standards relating to responsible forest management.
Hazardous Air Pollutants are air-borne chemical compounds which in higher concentration levels could cause adverse effects to the environment and ultimately human health.
The Sustainable Forest Initiative is an independently directed program focused on protecting economical, environmental, and social needs of our forests and communities.
The condition of being able to meet the needs of present generations without compromising those needs for future generations. Achieving a balance among extraction and renewal and environmental inputs and outputs, as to cause no overall net environmental burden or deficit. To be truly sustainable, a human community must not decrease biodiversity, must not consume resources faster than they are renewed, must recycle and reuse virtually all materials, and must rely primarily on resources of its own region.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the definition of good indoor air quality includes (1) introduction and distribution of adequate ventilation air; (2)control of airborne contaminants; and (3) maintenance of acceptable temperature and relative humidity. According to ASHRAE Standard 62-1989, indoor air quality is defined as air in which there are no known contaminants at harmful concentrations as determined by cognizant authorities and with which a substantial majority (80 percent or more) of the people exposed do not express dissatisfaction.
Volatile Organic Compounds are chemical compounds containing carbon that vaporize or ‘off-gas’ from a variety of natural and artificial products including various household items such as cleaning chemicals, carpets, and solvents.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design provides a rating system for measuring ‘green’ performance levels in commercial and residential building projects
A process of evaporation or chemical decomposition through which vapors are released from materials.
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