Gold is in the Air for National Office Furniture; Company Earns Low-VOC Mark for Casegoods and Tables; Products Promote Healthy Indoor Air Quality
90% of Nationals product series earn advanced indoor air quality certification including, casegoods, seating, conference and occasional tables, wall rail solutions, storage, media cabinets and dividers.
JASPER, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- National Office Furniture announces certification of additional products achieving the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage" Gold mark for low-emitting furnishings. Nationals wood veneer casegoods, tables, storage, media cabinets, wall rail solutions and dividers earn the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold mark by meeting and exceeding stringent emission criteria that can protect the respiratory health of occupants. Featuring Nationals proprietary, water-based UV finish, IntegraClear", nine veneer casegood series have been elevated to SCS Indoor Advantage Gold along with all the companys table solutions. These products join the companys seating portfolio which previously earned SCS Indoor Advantage" Gold.
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The Indoor Advantage Gold mark complies with USGBC LEED® credit EQ4.5. Additionally, 100% of company-manufactured products earn level® 2 or 3 certification assuring customers that National products are sustainable, produced in an environmentally-friendly manner and come from a responsible manufacturer which may qualify for additional credits under LEED® Pilot Credit 43.
Indoor Advantage is a third party certification program that focuses solely on indoor air quality. The Indoor Advantage Gold program certifies office furniture to the emission criteria of BIFMA X-7.1 and the more stringent California Special Environmental Requirements Specification 01350 criteria adopted by Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS). The Indoor Advantage Gold program indicates that concentrations for individual volatile organic compounds (VOCs) do not exceed one-half of the Chronic Reference Exposure Levels as it considers the collective air quality from all products and building materials; therefore, the need for stricter requirements.
Indoor air quality is critical to the well-being of a buildings occupants. We want to not only contribute to healthier environments, but also make it easy to find sustainable furnishings. Thats why we third-party certify our products to provide assurance to our customers, be transparent and fulfill our commitment to being social and environmental stewards, said Mendy Claridge, Sustainable and Technical Product Solutions Manager, LEED AP ID+C, National Office Furniture.
National products are available on the online tool, ecoScorecard , for quick and easy sustainable product research, calculations and documentation for LEED and other green rating systems.
About National: National Office Furniture, a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc. (KBALB), 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 users comfort and productivity; and a commitment to environmental responsibility. For more information about National and its products, visit: www.NationalOfficeFurniture.com
About Kimball International, Inc.: Recognized with a reputation for excellence, Kimball International, Inc. is committed to a high performance culture that values personal and organizational commitment to quality, reliability, value, speed, and ethical behavior. Kimball employees know they are part of a corporate culture that builds success for customers while enabling employees to share in the Companys success through personal, professional and financial growth.
Kimball International, Inc. provides a variety of products from its two business segments: the Electronic Manufacturing Services segment and the Furniture segment. The Electronic Manufacturing Services segment provides engineering and manufacturing services which utilize common production and support capabilities to a variety of industries globally. The Furniture segment provides furniture for the office and hospitality industries sold under the Company's family of brand names.
To learn more about Kimball International, Inc., visit the Company's website on the Internet at: www.kimball.com
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