Green Certification

 

At Kohburg, we're proud of our Green products and the certifications they hold and standards they've passed. Other companies may claim their products as Green but we let our achievements and products speak for themselves.

What is GREENGUARD Certification?

GREENGUARD Certification ensures that a product has met some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. GREENGUARD Certification emissions limits were first used as purchasing specifications for the US EPA and the State of Washington for furniture and commercial building products. GREENGUARD Certification criteria have been the basis for the LEED credit for low emitting furniture since 2002. Office Furniture products that are GREENGUARD Certified are also compliant with the BIFMA X7.1 standard and BIFMA e3 credit 7.6.1.

GREENGUARD Gold

The emission limits for GREENGUARD Gold Certification include safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly). In addition to limiting emissions of over 360 VOCs and total chemical emissions, GREENGUARD Gold Certified products must also comply with requirements of the State of California's Department of Public Health "Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1 (2010)" (also known as California Section 01350).

FSC Certified Lumbers

The World's leading independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization to promote the responsible management of the world's forests.


FSC certified lumbers represent the greenest woods on the market and available for furniture production. Products carrying the FSC logo guarantees a product's lumbers were harvested ethically from properly and responsibly manage, sustained forests. These products directly contribute to the reduction of global deforestation and preservation of the world's ecosystems.

ISO 14001: Environmental Management Standards

ISO 14001 is the global specification for an Environmental Management System (EMS). Manufacturers who impose this industry standard have met stringent requirements for establishing an environmental policy; determining environmental aspects and impacts of products/activities/services; planning, implementation and operation of programs to meet objectives and targets; and management review.


Manufacturers implement a proficient EMS to establish an organized approach and strategy to systematically and effectively reduce the impact of the environmental aspects that are controllable.