Designing for the Long Term.
We’ve been making wood furniture longer than just about anyone…and we want to be doing so for a long time to come. That’s a large part of why we take a stewardship approach to our resources. We believe that environmental sustainability and business profits need not be mutually exclusive. They can and should exist side by side in a mutually beneficial relationship. And for more than a century, we’ve been showing how it’s done.
Find out more about our efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Indoor Air Quality Certification
Regulatory agencies and the furniture industry have made an effort to measure and reduce the levels of harmful chemicals emitted from furniture products. Third party testing and certification helps maintain compliance by measuring and maintaining certain maximum VOC emission concentrations. All of our products meet or exceed indoor air quality standards, and are certified to provide you with confidence in using sustainable products.
Following the development and publication of the Sustainability Guideline for Office Furniture in 2005, then the ANSI approval of the Furniture Emissions Standard in 2007, BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) sought to lead the nation in a comprehensive method of proving to the world that office furniture products are made in an environmentally friendly and sustainable fashion. Indiana Furniture supports the BIFMA level™ Sustainability Standard by ensuring all of our products are certified under these guidelines.
Our UV Advantage Plus Finish
Indiana Furniture was one of the first to use an ultraviolet finish on all exposed surfaces – not just the top surface, and to offer the UV finish as standard on all casegoods and tables series – not just as an option. UV Advantage finish is part of Indiana Furniture’s continued interest in using leading-edge technology and our commitment to making responsible environmental choices.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Contribution
An important commitment to the environment is supporting and contributing to U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Program: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The LEED program is a voluntary certification system designed to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places for people to live and work. The Council also encourages companies to identify opportunities to salvage and reuse furniture in project design and research potential material suppliers.
TSCA Title VI/CARB Compliance
EPA’s TSCA Title VI, the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, establishes the world’s most stringent formaldehyde emissions standards for composite wood products. The regulation is patterned off of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2008 formaldehyde emissions standards. These rules apply to both imported and domestic composite wood panels and finished products. Indiana Furniture products meet the TSCA Title VI regulations.