Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 07, 2013
Neil Kelly Cabinets is the first cabinet manufacturer to produce a Declare™-labeled cabinet collection. Functioning as both a publically accessible database and labeling program, Declare aligns with the Living Building Challenge ™, the built environment’s most ambitious performance standard.
To receive a Declare label, manufacturers must disclose the full chemical composition for each ‘Declared’ product. The label calls out any chemicals of concern, and notes when an ingredient is listed in the Living Building Challenge’s Materials Red List. In the case of Neil Kelly Cabinets, Declare spotlights a completely non-toxic, sustainably sourced product.
Neil Kelly Cabinet’s Naturally Northwest Collection is engineered to meet the strictest materials standards and demonstrates the company’s long-standing commitment to using resources responsibly and reducing its carbon footprint on the environment. The cabinets optimize indoor air quality and healthful living by using:
"For Neil Kelly Cabinets, Declare is a natural progression for producing the healthiest, most eco-friendly cabinets for consumers,” said Mark Smith, President of Neil Kelly Cabinets. “We were first in the U.S. market to offer cabinetry using environmentally friendly, less harmful materials and construction technique. And, we will continue to innovate and lead in this industry.”
How Declare Works – For Dealers, Builders and Consumers
Cabinet dealers, builders, and consumers can use the Declare product database and label to find manufacturers that have declared their product ingredients, source and manufacturing locations. The Declare database provides a list of “red-list-ready products” containing zero ingredients from the hazard list, such as PVC and added formaldehyde.
Cabinet dealers, green-minded builders and savvy health-conscious consumers can read the product ‘nutrition label’ and make an educated purchase decision.
States Smith, “What really excites me about the Declare program is the transparency. With good information, I believe people can make healthier decisions for themselves and the environment. This program has the potential to effect real change in consumer behavior.”
Neil Kelly Cabinets joined The Oregon Natural Step Network in 1997and became the first FSC-certified cabinet manufacturer. In 2002, the company became a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and manufactured LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) compliant products for LEED certified buildings. Most recently, Neil Kelly Cabinets reached another green milestone by making Living Building Challenge (LBC) compliant products which lead to the natural step of receiving a Declare label.
For more information about Declare, visit http://www.declareproducts.com/.
About Neil Kelly Cabinet Company
Neil Kelly Cabinets was the first company in the United States to introduce a “green” cabinet collection featuring no-added formaldehyde agri-board panels, binders and glues, certified wood veneers, and low VOC glues/adhesives and finishes. Inspired by award-winning kitchen and bath designers, Neil Kelly cabinets offer exceptional craftsmanship and style, while exceeding even the most stringent indoor air quality standards. Neil Kelly Cabinet Co. is a proud member of USGBC and The Natural Step. For more information visit http://www.neilkellycabinets.com.