“All of their products are finely crafted using 'green' business practices and ergonomic research to create the most durable, comfortable and accessible furniture available on the market today, and we are proud to offer their products from Rehabmart.com.”
Elberton, GA (PRWEB) May 02, 2012
Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a distribution partnership with Populas Furniture to offer ergonomic, ADA compliant and LEED certified furniture to a larger consumer base. Formerly known as AD-AS (Accessible Designs--Adjustable Systems), Incorporated, Populas is headquartered in Boise, Idaho and all of their products are proudly made in the USA. They design and manufacture attractive, durable and adjustable ergonomic furniture for use in the workplace, education, healthcare, corporate offices, industry, the military and non-profits, and their designs include height-adjustable tables, desks, workstations, therapy tables, workbenches and kitchen and bath components.
Populas recognizes the importance of protecting the environment and using resources intelligently, so they continuously evaluate their products to maximize usability for their end users, and seek to make improvements to their raw materials and packaging to increase the use of recycled and sustainable products, thereby reducing their environmental footprint: their manufacturing facility emits no particulates, waste water or air pollution. Their products additionally utilize green core panels that contain no added urea formaldehyde in the manufacturing process, are SCS (Scientific Certification Systems) and EPP (Environmentally Preferable Product) certified, 100% pre-consumer recycled wood fiber, and will contribute to achieving LEED credits.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2000, is an internationally recognized mark of excellence, providing building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing measurable and practical green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health such as sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. The products from Populas are eligible for LEED credit and points because they increase the use of products that incorporate recycled content material.
All of the Populas products are ADA compliant, and feature accessible design for all possible users, with or without disabilities. Their focus on ergonomically correct furniture directly impacts the user's work style and allows for peak individual performance. Populas designs meet the ANSI/HFES 100-2007 standards for the configurations of computer workstations, and for the user to adjust position easily and often. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems and personnel in the USA. The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) is dedicated to the science of ergonomics and human factors, and their mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds.
In addition to meeting the ANSI/HFES standards, Populas workstations, tables and desks have also been designed to meet or exceed the requirements outlined in the American National Standard Institute document A117.1, as well as the code of regulations by the Department of Justice for ADA Standards and Accessible Design. “We are delighted to introduce this LEED certified and ADA compliant furniture from Populas to more consumers,” said Hulet Smith, Founder and CEO of Rehabmart. “All of their products are finely crafted using 'green' business practices and ergonomic research to create the most durable, comfortable and accessible furniture available on the market today, and we are proud to offer their products from Rehabmart.com.”
As Occupational Therapists, the founders of Rehabmart have the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to match the needs of its customers with the very latest innovative products in the field of medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment. As parents of special needs children, they have a personal interest in finding the best products to improve the lives of those who are disabled and medically challenged. Rehabmart.com is committed to provide superior customer service, competitive pricing and exceptional product offerings.