“There are so many different definitions of green when it comes to kitchen cabinetry,” said Tamy Severude, marketing manager for Holiday Kitchens. “What is important to one person may not be to another."
Dodgeville, WI (PRWEB) April 21, 2010
Holiday Kitchens, a leading manufacturer of custom kitchen cabinets, now offers one of the most complete lines of eco-friendly cabinet options in the industry, it was announced here today. Recognizing that defining "green" is a personal decision based on lifestyle and health needs, Holiday Kitchens is proud to offer several eco-friendly cabinet solutions.
Green can refer to how friendly a product is to the environment and to the health of those producing and using it. It can encompass everything from the amount of energy used to manufacture, how much virgin (versus recycled) material is consumed, and what the resulting waste stream contains.
“There are so many different definitions of green when it comes to kitchen cabinetry,” said Tamy Severude, marketing manager for Holiday Kitchens. “What is important to one person may not be to another. At Holiday Kitchens we strive to provide eco-friendly options to everyone who is looking for their dream kitchen.”
So, what are eco-friendly consumers looking for in a green cabinet? It could be any, or all, of the following:
Healthy – Homeowners who are concerned about the health of their family, have certain allergies and who are hypersensitive to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) should consider no-added urea formaldehyde kitchen cabinets (including adhesives) with a natural or linseed oil finish.
Sustainable – Quality cannot be overlooked when it comes to creating a kitchen that is the center of the home. Families may come and go but kitchen cabinets should be built to last the lifetime of the home. Quality cabinets rarely end up in landfills.
Resources – Whether it is incorporating recycled materials (reconstituted veneers) or utilizing renewable ones (bamboo and coconut palm), green kitchen cabinets should have a low impact on the environment and conserve natural resources. They should be produced within a low-energy facility with minimal waste and pollution.
Source - A responsible consumer buys from a responsible company. Research where the cabinets are coming from and who is making them. The United States has very strict manufacturing guidelines and chemical restrictions, which helps ensure the cabinets are safe. Look for environmentally responsible companies that go above and beyond to ensure the health of the planet for future generations.
Holiday Kitchens is a certified member of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP), an organization that oversees the environmental/green practices of cabinet manufacturers.
The ESP is designed as a framework for manufacturers to highlight environmental business practices concerning: product and process resource management, air quality, environmental management policies and systems, and community relations.
For more information on Holiday Kitchens' complete line of custom cabinetry, visit http://www.HolidayKitchens.com.