National Kitchen and Bath Association
Forevermark is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Being part of this association keeps us informed with the latest news and developments in the industry. For more information, please feel free to contact us or visit www.nkba.org
Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association
Forevermark is proud to offer assembled cabinets that are KCMA certified. KCMA certified cabinets are recognized in the marketplace as a quality product able to perform after a rigorous battery of tests simulating years of household use. For more information, please feel free to contact us or visit www.kcma.org.
California Air Resources Board
Forevermark is constantly striving to meet and surpass all requirements for high-quality cabinetry. As such, Forevermark Cabinetry products meet the California Air Resources Board’s current standards for certification. CARB labeling indicating compliance is on each box and product. The California Air Resources Board regulates air quality by ensuring that materials and air emissions meet the most stringent requirements. For more information, please feel free to visit www.arb.ca.gov.
EPA TSCA TITLE VI COMPLIANT
Forevermark Cabinetry meets the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency’s current standards for air emissions standards. Our products are EPA TSCA Title VI compliant. This certification ensures that materials and air emissions meet the most stringent requirements. For more information
Forevermark Cabinetry is proud to further demonstrate our commitment to the well-being of our customers by offering select lines with UL Environment’s Greenguard® certification.
The GREENGUARD Certification Program (formerly known as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification) gives assurance that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, which contribute to the creation of healthier interiors.
What is UL Environment, and what is the Greenguard Certification Program?
UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy, and nanotechnology. GREENGUARD Certification is part of UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories).
GREENGUARD Certification helps manufacturers create–and helps buyers identify–interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in which the products are used.
GREENGUARD Certification standards have established performance-based standards to define products and processes with low chemical and particle emissions for use indoors. 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 Certification strives to protect human health and quality of life by establishing standards and certification programs to reduce exposure to chemicals and to improve indoor air quality. The GREENGUARD standards are among the most stringent indoor air quality standards in the world, and they are based on available standards and guidelines from national and international public health agencies.
What does GREENGUARD certification do?
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that are released into the air from everyday furnishings, building materials and products—items like office furniture, flooring, wall coverings, and cleaners. Once airborne, VOCs can easily be inhaled by building occupants and trigger a number of health problems.
The GREENGUARD Certification mark communicates that representative samples of a product have undergone rigorous scientific testing to meet some of the world’s most stringent chemical emissions requirements. This certification helps reduce indoor air pollution and the potential for airborne chemical exposure.
The GREENGUARD Certification standard addresses the needs of the commercial building industry, focusing on products like building materials, seating, and systems furniture. This standard screens for more than 10,000 chemicals and places stringent limits on over 360 VOCs, including formaldehyde. All UL Environment’s GREENGUARD standards also include a maximum allowable TVOC level, or “cap” on the level of all VOCs combined, to account for a product’s total emissions.
How can GREENGUARD Certification help your business?
Demand for low-emitting products has increased significantly during the past decade. The GREENGUARD Certification program gives you the opportunity to appeal to this growing market by demonstrating that our products contribute to the health and well-being of building occupants.
What else can GREENGUARD Certification be used for?
GREENGUARD Certification is recognized and referenced in numerous building programs, standards and specifications around the world. Products with GREENGUARD Certification or GREENGUARD Gold Certification can contribute to the achievement of points in established green building rating systems, satisfy code or ordinance criteria and meet indoor air quality specific RFP requirements.
The scientific rigor of the GREENGUARD Certification program, combined with more than a decade of educational marketing and outreach initiatives, has made UL Environment’s GREENGUARD mark the most recognized eco-label among architects and designers (second only to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System). In fact, more than 460 sustainable codes, standards, specifications, and procurements guidelines documents—such as LEED®, Collaborative for High-Performance Schools (CHPS), and the International Green Construction Code (IgCC)—recognize, recommend, or require the use of GREENGUARD Certified products. For more information, visit greenguard.org
Lines with GREENGUARD Certification: Ice White Shaker, Pepper Shaker, Gramercy White, Signature Pearl, Greystone Shaker, Nova Light Grey Shaker, Midtown Grey
Forest Stewardship CouncilⓇ Certified
Forevermark Cabinetry is proud to offer select products with raw materials that are Forest Stewardship CouncilⓇ (FSC) certified through its supplier. The FSCⓇ is an independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations and is the only system supported by groups such as WWF, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council, and National Wildlife Federation. The FSCⓇ protects water quality, prohibits highly hazardous chemicals, restricts deforestation, protects customary rights of indigenous people and local communities, prevents loss of natural forest cover, protects high conservation value forests, and limits clearcuts to protect forest ecology.
By purchasing a FSCⓇ-certified product, customers can ensure that their product is coming from responsibly managed sources.
*Applicable to Nova Light Grey Shaker (AN) and Midtown Grey (TG) (raw materials only)
Nova Light Grey Shaker (AN) and Midtown Grey (TG) feature Eucalyptus grandis wood.
Eucalyptus grandis is a consistent, premium hardwood material with the following benefits:
- Sustainability and Eco-friendliness
- High level of dimensional stability
- Exceptional versatility
- Superior grain consistency