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03/22/2010

Kimball Office Seating Products Earn SCS Certification

 

JASPER, IN – Six lines, part of the Kimball® Office | interstuhl® partnership, recently received Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage™ Gold Certification for their indoor air quality contribution. The certification was granted to the Axos™, Xantos™, Hero. Just for You.™, Silver™, Fit™, and Mitos™ lines of seating.

“Kimball Office strives to provide clients with safe, sustainable products; now we can officially include the Interstuhl lines as part of our green portfolio,” says Jeff Fenwick, vice president and general manager at Kimball Office. “The Kimball Office | interstuhl products were designed with the environment in mind, and it’s great to see them meet SCS Indoor Advantage Gold levels.”

The SCS Indoor Advantage program applies to products used within enclosed, indoor environments—specifically within a commercial or classroom setting. To achieve gold level certification, each product met IAQ requirements as defined by the U.S. Green Building Council and California Section 01250 IAQ requirements. Additionally, the seating lines claimed two furniture emission points in the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.

The SCS environmental certification process includes site audits to access documented control systems, including quality control plans, record keeping and select product samples for laboratory testing.

One of the largest contributions office furniture can make to a building’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification is through indoor air quality via low-emitting products. Clients can view the environmental qualities and certifications of Kimball Office products on the sustainability page at www.kimballoffice.com.

About Kimball Office
A recognized leader in fine workplace furnishings, Kimball® Office has been building its reputation on quality and integrity of design for 40 years. The company is a business unit of Kimball International Inc., a corporation that provides a variety of products from its two business segments: Furniture and Electronic Manufacturing Services. To learn more, visit www.kimballoffice.com.

 

 
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