Green Cabinetry made in the USA.
Your Home. Our Planet.
Our cabinets are ESP certified, but what does that
In 2006, the Kitchen Cabinet
Manufacturers Association (www.kcma.org) began certifying
cabinet manufacturers who prove they are using sustainable practices
and products. Certification must be earned yearly.
cabinetry ESP certification is awarded to manufacturers who use materials
with low formaldehyde
emissions, use recycled materials, and use hardwoods certified through a
recognized sustainable forestry program.
manufacturers to have a written environmental policy and to work with their suppliers to protect the
Why should I trust ESP?
In 2009, the strictest emission
standards for formaldehyde went into effect and Waypoint and Mid
Continent meet that standard.
Unlike other certification programs,
ESP takes into account the complete life cycle of a product. ESP requires recycling and
Unlike many other certification
programs, ESP encourages local community involvement.
Find out more about ESP at www.greencabinetsource.org. KCMA has proven their ability to set and
enforce rigorous standards as verified by the American National Standards Institute
Our Cabinetry is CARB compliant, but what does that
In technical terms, this means 100%
of a cabinetry's products are compliant with the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) to reduce formaldehyde emissions from composite wood
products including hardwood plywood (HWPW), medium density fiberboard (MDF), and particle
board (PB)(Title 17, California Code of Regulations).
In laymen's terms, it means
that our cabinets comply with the nation's strictest regulations regarding
CARB compliance coupled with its ESP
certification assures that your cabinetry is manufactured by an environmentally responsible
company with environmentally friendly manufacturing materials and
What material do our manufacturers use to make their
Our cabinetry is
created with quality hardwoods: oak, maple, cherry, hickory and
For the past forty years, American
hardwood new growth has exceeded its harvest—it is sustainable. Besides
supplying wood to create long lasting—not disposable—cabinets, sustainable forests benefit
our environment. There is zero depletion of forest land as a resource, and low and fully
recoverable impact on habitats and ecosystems. A sustainable forest has a positive impact
gases, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.
Many homeowners are surprised to find
out wood is one of the greenest construction materials. If you
compare the energy needed to extract, manufacture and transport
construction material, brick uses four times the energy of wood; concrete, five
times; plastic, six times; and aluminum, 126