Architects, designers and contractors know that everything matters when comes to getting an edge on the competition for project bids.
We dug into the many criteria that the US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL has set up to help the construction industry and its constituents officially identify themselves as green builders.
We're happy to share that our Kudmai Wood products easily meet three (or more) "EQ" (Environmental Quality) credit areas:
1. EQ Credit 4.4: Low-Emitting Materials: Composite Wood & Agrifiber Products:
For the wood flooring contractor, subflooring and engineered flooring fall under this credit. These materials, including their adhesives, must contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins. The credit allows for naturally occurring traces of formaldehyde.
- All Kudmai Wood products meet E1 Standards for formaldehyde content in glue.
2. MR Credit 3.1 & 3.2: Resource Reuse:
Using wood from a reclaimed source. Certification is not required for this but a statement of origin will be requested; a letter from a reputable supplier should suffice.
- Watch this video to see where and how we reclaim our wood. It's not only an amazing adventure but we are directly solving both environmental and economic issues around the world as we harvest this beautifully hidden building material.
...We offer this in lieu of a letter from our supplier :)
3. MR Credit 7: Certified Wood:
FSC is the only certification accepted by LEED. FSC starts at the forest and goes via Chain-of-Custody (COC) certification to the manufacturer and distributor. Flooring contractors are considered the end user as it relates to COC. As LEED is written, if contractors install FSC-certified flooring they have purchased (and for which they have documentation—PO's, invoices, etc.—showing the manufacturer's FSC certification and FSC COC for all other parties in between), the flooring contractor does not need FSC COC certification. Reclaimed wood flooring is excluded from this credit.
- We made it clear to our manufacturing partner that we wanted this product to be green "top to bottom." The solution was to use the most sustainable plywood base available - eucalyptus wood. All our eucalyptus plywood base is sourced from an FSC certified supplier:
We offer our unique, sustainable and unapologetically vintage building material for your next building project. Not only will you be working with a material that will provide a one of a kind finished product, it's materials and construction will earn you LEED credits across multiple credit areas. Our Kudmai wood products bring the adventure of a life on the sea to your next sustainable building project.
Portions of this post site content from an article written by Wood Floor Business. Read the full article here.
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