All the Alice Cabinetry products are certified by The GREENGUARD GOLD cerfitication program. Alice cabinetry products meets the California Air Resources Board’s certification. CARB 2 labeling indicating compliance is on each box and product. Also, Alice Cabinetry is proud to be a member of NKBA.
GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFICATION
GREENGUARD GOLD certification program
GREENGUARD Certification standards have established performance-based standards to define products and processes with low chemical and particle emissions for use indoors. The standards are primarily for building materials, finishes, interior furnishings, furniture, cleaning products and electronic equipment. The standards establish certification procedures including test methods, allowable emission levels, product sample collection and handling, testing type and frequency as well as program application processes, toxicity limits and acceptance.
GREENGUARD Gold Certification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification) offers stricter certification criteria, considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly), and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities.
It is referenced by both The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System.
CARB Phase 2
“Composite wood products” are panels made from pieces, chips, particles, or fibers of wood bonded together with a resin. The California Composite Wood Products Regulation (CWP Regulation) specifically focuses on three products: hardwood plywood (HWPW), particleboard (PB), and medium density fiberboard (MDF). The regulation also applies to composite wood products used in finished goods such as cabinets, doors, furniture, flooring products, moldings, toys, mirror and photo frames, audio speakers, base boards, shelving, and countertops. The regulation requires finished goods to be made with HWPW, PB, and MDF that comply with the regulatory requirements and to be labeled as such.
If you purchase panels or finished goods, you will likely encounter a label on the product(s) that includes phrases such as “California 93120 Compliant for Formaldehyde” or “California Phase 2 Compliant.” Seeing “formaldehyde,” an identified toxic air contaminant, on labels may raise concerns about whether a given product is safe to use or not.
In today's competitive marketplace, it is often difficult for consumers to differentiate between various cabinets and to ascertain the level of quality and durability one cabinet has over another. Having the KCMA/ANSI A161.1 Quality Certification Seal and the KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program Seal makes it easier for a consumer to feel comfortable with their cabinet selections.
When your customers see the KCMA/ANSI A161.1 Quality Certification Seal, they know that your cabinets are high-quality, durable products that will last. They know your cabinets withstood rigorous testing processes, and they know they can have peace of ind when purchasing them.