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03/10/2009

Decca Contract Achieves GREENGUARD Certification

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Decca Contract Furniture, as a part of its Citizen Decca environmental initiative, announces that it is the first Asian-based manufacturer to achieve GREENGUARD® certification for its contract casegoods products. Decca casegoods have been tested for their chemical emissions performance and are now GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified as low-emitting furnishings.

“We are proud to have achieved GREENGUARD certification—and, through our Citizen Decca program, we will continue to work to ensure that our products positively impact the environment and promote safe, healthy places to work,” says John Fischbach, president of Decca Contract Furniture. “Certification is consistent with our core values and our commitment to our customers who seek responsible manufacturing partners.”

To achieve GREENGUARD certification, interior building products must meet the requirements of the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), an independent, nonprofit organization established to improve public health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air. GREENGUARD certification is an important tool for architects, designers and product specifiers who want to specify low-emitting products to meet new guidelines for green built environments.

With more than 40 participating furniture manufacturers, GREENGUARD certification is the most recognized program for specifying low-emitting furniture for high-performance green interiors. Certification can also be part of a strategy that helps a project earn points in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Rating System™. Projects earn points and are rated in six categories, including: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation in Design.

“GREENGUARD certification is one more step on the path to sustainability,” adds Fischbach. “In the last decade, Decca has emerged as a leader in the global marketplace and we are moving forward in our role as an active citizen of the world—a citizen who does its share to address the needs of society and the environment.”

Decca Holdings Ltd. is a publicly traded corporation founded in 1973 as an interior millwork company. The company’s focus is on architectural woodworking for contract and hospitality applications. Today, in addition to the office furniture division, Decca Contract, Decca Ltd. operates Decca Hospitality in Atlanta as well as Bolier & Company, a residential products manufacturer based in High Point, NC. The Decca manufacturing facility occupies more than 1.2 million square feet and employs in excess of 2,000 people. State-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, combined with the finesse of handcrafting, gives Decca a tremendous level of flexibility. This flexibility, combined with the plant capacity, allows Decca to address virtually any size or type of project. For more information on Decca Holdings Ltd., visit www.Decca.com.hk.

 

 
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