15 Nov Finding Beauty and Sustainability in Denver Kitchen Cabinets
When shopping for Denver kitchen cabinets, many people seek style, selection, quality and affordability. With the changing times and emphasis on environmentally-friendly products and practices, many homeowners are now also looking to “Go Green” in their homes.
What Makes Cabinetry Eco-Friendly
The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) developed the Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) to encourage practices that benefit the environment and society. The voluntary program gives cabinet manufacturers a way to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and helps identify products that are better for your home, your family and the environment. Cabinet makers must score well in several areas during the manufacturing and sales process in order to be certified, including:
Product and process resource management
The KCMA receives its approval from the American National Standards Institute and awards certifications to cabinet manufacturers that show compliance in these areas.
A Good Source for Green Cabinets
BKC Kitchen and Bath has long-standing relationships with four cabinet manufacturers that have received ESP certification.
Crystal Cabinets is a well-established, family-owned cabinet making company known for its quality handcrafted products. They are proud to have been directly involved with the development of the ESP program and continue to use sound environmental practices in their cabinet construction processes, including incorporating rapidly renewable and recyclable materials, adding low-emission topcoats and offering FSC certified cabinetry. Crystal’s custom cabinets can earn available points for many green building ratings systems, including LEED and the National Green Building Standard.
KitchenCraft semi-custom cabinetry offers an exciting selection of styles and finishes, combining the smooth look of full overlay doors with the added storage space gained from European construction. As a company, they demonstrate an ongoing commitment to sustainability by including the use of environmentally responsible materials in cabinet products and reducing environmental impact through recycling wastes. They also apply low-emissions coating to their wood products.
Medallion Cabinets offers a nearly limitless array of styles, wood finishes and customizable cabinetry made from the best materials, all skillfully crafted. As a proud certified maker in the KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program, Medallion has put policies and practices into place that benefit the environment and communities in which they do business. To ensure continued environmental stewardship, they select materials manufactured to meet or surpass current regulatory requirements, including low formaldehyde emissions.
Since 1966, Mid Continent has produced reliably attractive stock cabinets that are sturdy, functional and affordable. As a cabinet maker, they are committed to using sustainable manufacturing methods. Not only do they use and buy environmentally responsible products, they also purchase their hardwood from domestic forests that are sustainably harvested. In 2011, Mid Continent partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 10,000 trees in 365 days to help promote reforestation.
Contact us to start shopping for green cabinets today!