Each year we see more clients who want to make their kitchens more environmentally friendly. Whether they are looking for more efficient appliances or products manufactured in more sustainable ways, with more sustainable materials, we have seen this segment of the market grow. The demand for â€œgreenerâ€ kitchens has been heard by manufacturers, who are offering customers what they are asking for when it comes to sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Brookhaven Cabinets by Wood-Mode are an excellent example of a company that is going above and beyond when it comes to reducing their environmental footprint. For Wood-Mode environmentalism isnâ€™t something new; rather, for the 65+ years they have been in business, the company has maintained a commitment to environmentally-sound policies and practices in their manufacturing. Wood-Mode is certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) as meeting the standards for their Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). The ESP program recognizes industry manufacturers who use environmentally-friendly materials and production processes; to qualify and maintain certification, a manufacturer is evaluated each year on compliance in five categories: air quality, product resource management, process resource management, environmental stewardship, and community relations as well as energy conservation and recycling programs. Learn more about the KCMA ESP program online.
Naturally homeowners are interested in finding more environmentally-friendly versions of appliances for their homes, and itâ€™s no wonderâ€”the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy ENERGY STAR program estimates that energy efficient choices can save households up to one-third on their energy bills. Energy Star ratings can help you choose products. You can reference the ENERGY STAR Qualified Products resource page for more information on how to find ENERGY STAR products, as well as information on how a product earns the label, how to save energy at home, and more.