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01/26/2010

National's Arrowood Earns IAQ Certification

 

JASPER, IN – Further strengthening its commitment to sustainability and product enhancement, National Office Furniture recently announced that its veneer casegood series, Arrowood™, achieved indoor air quality and level™ 2 certification.

By meeting stringent indoor air quality criteria, based on the Furniture Emission Standard (FES) established by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA), Arrowood earned SCS Indoor Advantage™ certification. Indoor Advantage certification can help contribute points towards earning a USGBC LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating.

Arrowood is also certified level 2 by SCS for meeting the criteria of the BIFMA e3 Sustainability Standard. Arrowood features National’s environmentally friendly IntegraClear™ finish which was the key factor in earning these latest green certifications. IntegraClear is National’s proprietary, water-based finish process cured via ultraviolet (UV) light resulting in a low-emitting, energy saving method that produces exceptional durability and clarity in its wood products. National is in the process of transitioning all wood casegoods to its IntegraClear finish.

“As one of our most successful and tenured products, we are proud to enhance Arrowood’s sustainable attributes with these latest certifications. Our commitment to sustainability is ongoing and we look forward to adding more indoor air certified casegoods to our portfolio as we transition additional series to our IntegraClear finish,” says Mendy Claridge, National product line manager, LEED AP.

Along with Arrowood Veneer, National’s Casbah®, WaveWorks®, EnvyWorks® and Arrowood™ Laminate casegoods and tables are certified SCS Indoor Advantage and level 2. National’s full line of seating is certified SCS Indoor Advantage or Indoor Advantage™ Gold.

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) is a leading third-party provider of certification, auditing and testing services and standards. Go to www.scscertified.com to learn more.

National Office Furniture (Furniture with Personality®), a division of Kimball International, is a Jasper, Indiana-based manufacturer of high-quality office furnishings. Since 1980, National has built a reputation for excellence with stylish furniture of exceptional value; a dedication to personalized service; product designs that reflect a passion for the user's comfort and productivity; and a commitment to environmental responsibility. For more information about National and its products, visit www.nationalofficefurniture.com.

 

 
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