Design Works unites with eco-minded manufacturers to purpose products that are friendly to our earth and our future. Here are a few certifications awarded to our manufacturers for their valiant effort to become more aware of the need to preserve our planet. Look for these icons to do your part in making our world a better place.
?“GREENGUARD Certification helps manufacturers create–and helps buyers identify–interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in which the products are used.” (http://www.greenguard.org/en/index.aspx)
“The content in a material or product derived from recycled materials versus virgin materials. Recycled content can be materials from recycling programs (“post-consumer”) or waste materials from the production process or an industrial/agricultural source (“pre-consumer” or “post-industrial”).” (www.scsglobalservices.com/recycled-content-certification)
“Green Squared covers product characteristics, manufacturing, end of product life management, progressive corporate governance, and innovation in an effort to establish sustainability criteria for products throughout their full lifecycle.” (http://www.greensquaredcertified.com/)
“The EU Ecolabel helps you identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw material through to production, use and disposal.” (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecolabel/index_en.htm)
“LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project.” (www.usgbc.org/leed)
Listed above are just a handful of manufacturers Design Works couples with to ensure sustainability.