What makes a product "Green"?
The word "Green" is so often used in the context of "environmental responsibility" and "sustainability", yet is hard to quantify definitively. Green to an environmentalist may be drastically different than that of a manufacturer. The challenge is finding common ground that promotes and rewards environmental responsibility, as well as product design and performance that is balanced with the rigors and challenges of manufacturing products that need to be competitive in the marketplace.
We are committed to helping our builders, remodelers and home owners practice environmental responsibility and sustainability by conserving today's resources for tomorrow's children. We make every effort to offer products that balance design and performance with environmental responsibility.
As you search through our eShowroom, you will see a "Green Tree" next to the products that have eco-friendly information available. This will not only be educational but will allow you to be the judge of how green a product is.
Green products fall under these 5 categories:
|1. Products Made with Recycled, Salvaged or Agricultural Waste Content
|2. Products That Conserve Natural Resources
|3. Products That Avoid Toxic or Other Emissions
|4. Products That Save Energy or Water
|5. Products That Contribute to a Safe, Healthy Built Environment
|Source: US Green Building Council, Green Building Inc., NAHB, ENERGY STAR