Sources: Green Products

April 1, 2008
TMC Furniture Inc., in cooperation with Forbo, announces the EnShell Stacking Chair. Combining the warmth and beauty of wood with Forbo Linoleum on the shell’s face, EnShell makes a stylishly cool statement. Linoleum, an environmentally friendly, renewable, non-toxic material, is extremely durable and easy to clean. A perfect choice for healthcare and cafeteria applications, the EnShell Chair is available in a full range of Forbo colors, three back shapes and an optional handle cut-out (pictured).
Con-Tech Lighting’s Eco-Technology offers lighting solutions that meet customer needs while reducing the consumption of energy and resources—lessening the impact on our environment. Con-Tech realizes that lighting can account for up to 50 percent of a buildings total energy demand and that making more efficient lighting fixtures will have a big impact on helping to protect the environment and reduce energy bills.Knu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Industrial Woodworking Corp. (IWC), introduces a new line of sustainable contemporary office furniture. Knu uses FSC-certified wood products whenever possible and recycled content steel components, and the company ships in fully recyclable packaging. Additionally, IWC and Knu have also gone 100 percent carbon neutral with their business partner CarbonFund.org. There are currently 14 pieces in the Knu line, including desks, tables, bookcases, entertainment centers, and privacy screens.
A commitment to “ecountability” supports sustainable policies that Milliken & Co. initiated more than a century ago. The international textile and chemical manufacturer champions sustainable principles and practices internally and in partnership with others around the world. Milliken Floor Covering’s designs offer innovative imagery using green chemistries to extend product life, improve indoor air quality and eliminate waste. All products are certified to the highest green standards, including Green Label Plus for Indoor Air Quality. All modular products with ESP backing meet stringent SCS Sustainable Choice California Platinum Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) certification.izzydesign combines simple, affordable furniture and seating design with advanced engineering and lean manufacturing capabilities. All of izzydesign’s furniture and seating product lines are GREENGUARD-certified for meeting safe indoor air quality standards. Audrey storage and tables (featured) are made from recycled content and feature PVC-free edgeband. And once Audrey is yours, it continues being green because it’s easy to reconfigure and take with you—bypassing the landfill.
InterfaceFLOR has expanded its carpet reclamation program, ReEntry 2.0®, which aims to reclaim and recycle 30 million yards of carpet annually, and even more as additional machines come online. ReEntry 2.0 is the evolution of Interface’s successful ReEntry® Carpet Reclamation Program that to date has diverted more than 84 million pounds of carpet from landfills solely by taking back products from projects where Interface-branded products had been installed. Today, however, InterfaceFLOR can reclaim carpet from any source, including other manufacturers’ carpet products, and separate the components for use in new carpet or other materials in the plastics industry.“A Walk in the Garden” by Shaw Contract Group was designed with architect William McDonough and features Eco Solution Q nylon and EcoWorx backing. Eco Solution Q, a premium branded fiber, contains 25 percent post-industrial recycled content and can be recycled in a closed loop process through Shaw’s Evergreen Nylon Recycling Facility. EcoWorx tile and broadloom is a PVC-free carpet backing that contains 40 percent less embodied energy than traditional PVC backing and 40 percent recycled content.

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