National’s Casegood Line Earn IAQ Certification

Oct. 26, 2009

JASPER, IN – Further strengthening its commitment to sustainability and product enhancement, National Office Furniture recently announced that its most luxurious veneer casegood series, Casbah, achieved indoor air quality certification.

By meeting stringent indoor air quality criteria, based on the Furniture Emission Standard (FES) established by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA), Casbah earned Scientific Certification Systems’ (SCS) Indoor Advantage™ certification.

Indoor Advantage certification can help contribute points toward earning a USGBC LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Rating.

Casbah is also certified level™ 2 by SCS for meeting the criteria of the BIFMA e3 Sustainability Standard. Additionally, it features National’s environmentally-friendly IntegraClear™ finish. IntegraClear is the proprietary, water-based finish process cured via ultraviolet light (UV) resulting in a low-emitting, energy saving method that produces exceptional durability and clarity in National’s wood products.

“We want to enhance the environments where people work. Third-party product certifications ensure that end users and the environment truly benefit from sustainable efforts,” says Mendy Claridge, product line manager, LEED AP. “We are proud to add Casbah casegoods to our extensive list of certified products.”

Along with Casbah, National’s WaveWorks®, EnvyWorks® and Arrowood™ Laminate casegoods and tables are certified SCS Indoor Advantage. National’s full line of seating is certified SCS Indoor Advantage or Indoor Advantage Gold.

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) is a leading third-party provider of certification, auditing and testing services and standards. To learn more, visit

National Office Furniture (Furniture with Personality®), a division of Kimball International, is a Jasper, Indiana-based manufacturer of high-quality office furnishings. Since 1980, National has built a reputation for excellence with stylish furniture of exceptional value; a dedication to personalized service; product designs that reflect a passion for the user's comfort and productivity; and a commitment to environmental responsibility. For more information about National and its products, visit

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