Kimball Office – a leader in environmental sustainability in Office FurnitureThis month AFD Contract Furniture would like to focus on Kimball Office and their efforts to become one of the industry’s top environmental leaders in the world of office furniture and technology. Kimball has always been proactive in developing sustainability initiatives and practices that dates back to 1970. During those 45 years, they have made continual progress as a responsible steward of resources and as agents of true sustainable change in the industry. A quick example of this can be seen in their manufacturing plant located in Salem, Indiana. Kimball Office has been removing a considerable amount of concrete flooring and concrete blocks there. Instead of having that debris carted to a local garbage dump, Kimball is reusing the product. The ground up flooring and blocks are being used as gravel and fill in an area that will be a future parking lot. In March alone, 2,300,000 pounds of concrete have been re-purposed and recycled, with an expected 2,000,000 more pounds to be recycled and re-used by the end of June.
Kimball is extremely dedicated to sustainability. Examples of their dedication are proved through the following group affiliations:
Members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Members of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA)
Involved in the development of the ANSI/BIFMA furniture sustainability standards
Kimball also offers products with the following attributes: SCS Indoor AdvantageTM-certified products; Forest Stewardship CouncilTM-certified products; and BIFMA level® 2 and 3 certified products, with level® 3 being the highest certification. Kimball strives to create products that will contribute to LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) project certification and make sure that their own facilities meet or exceed LEED standards.
Kimball Office has also partnered with EcoScorecardSM, a web-based tool that helps architects and designers quickly and accurately evaluate the sustainable attributes of their products and materials against major environmental rating systems like LEED. For additional information about the EcoScorecard, visit http://kimballoffice.ecoscorecard.com/
AFD Contract furniture shares a concern for the environment with Kimball Office. Sustainability and long-term control of greenhouse gases is important to the survival of the planet. Let AFD Contract Furniture help you create a greener office environment with the help of companies like Kimball Office.