Contemporary furniture store Accurate introduces green furniture certified by Greenguard Environmental Institute. Greenguard produces the only guide to certified eco-friendly furniture and accessories that designers and consumers can utilize to create healthier homes and offices and to combat global warming.
Contemporary furniture store Accurato.com is pleased to announce the introduction of green furniture by Knoll Studio at www.accurato.us where customers can purchase furnishings certified by the Greenguard Environmental Institute. Lena Johnson, President, states that “As a commitment to sustainability, we are introducing products certified by Greenguard. This is the only guide to certified eco-friendly furniture and accessories that designers and consumers can utilize to create healthier homes and offices. We are pleased to offer these certified green furniture products by Knoll through our online website.” Accurate has added a number of green furniture products certified by Greenguard and manufactured by Knoll Studio such as the Asymmetric Chaise, Bertie Barstool and Side Chair by Harry Bertoia and the Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer.
Greengard certification is recognized by LEED. Air Quality Science, an Independent indoor air quality laboratory, tests furniture and products submitted for Greengard certification using stringent environmental chamber testing protocols and current indoor air quality standards. Green furniture (or eco furniture) certification is administered by the Greenguard Environmental Institute.
Andrew Cogan, CEO of Knoll adds, “For well over 25 years, we have been a quiet leader in policies and practices designed to protect the biosphere, conserve natural resources and reduce waste.” The Knoll vision is to continue to be recognized worldwide for creating superior furnishings that inspire, evolve and endure; to establish Knoll as a model in the furniture industry for sound environmental, health and safety practices; and to nurture an ethic within Knoll empowering associates to take responsibility and ownership of environmental, health and safety issues in the workplace and the community. Knoll has made a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative to work with the Chicago Climate Exchange on reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions in North America by 10 percent by the end of 2007, from a baseline average of the years 1998 through 2001. Knoll expects additional reductions from this baseline by the end of 2010 and has targeted an additional 10 percent reduction.
Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and the primary factor contributing to global warming. Greenhouse gas emissions are considered a serious risk to the environment and have led to initiatives like the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and the 2005 American Institute of Architects initiative to reduce by fifty percent the current consumption level of fossil fuels in buildings by the year 2030.
Accurato.com is a full service contemporary furniture store and gift shop that sells modern furniture, lighting, and interior décor for home and office. Manufacturers represented include Vritra Design, Knoll Studio, Ogus Design, Churner Chair, Fixtures Furniture, Office, Modernist and more. Products can be purchased online twenty four hours a day at the Accurate furniture and gift shop website. For full details, please see http://www.Accurato.us