Continuing its effort to position hardwood as a highly sustainable, environmentally friendly flooring material, the National Wood Flooring Association has formally adopted a seven-point Environmental Policy. The St. Louis based trade group said the goal is to encourage environmentally sound practices throughout the hardwood flooring industry.
“The adoption of this policy is part of the
NWFA’s continuing commitment to achieve positive changes within our industry
that can impact the world’s environment for generations to come,” said the NWFA
The seven points in
the policy are:
use of wood flooring as a renewable, environmentally friendly and sustainable
knowledge and information available about the effects of our products and
services on indoor air quality and the environment.
wasteful uses of natural resources.
use of recycled, renewable and reclaimed material, wherever possible.
ecological balance from the forest to the floor.
use and development of non-hazardous, environmentally friendly adhesives and
health of the world’s forests and protecting them from illegal logging by
obtaining documentation for all imported wood.
“Along with these initiatives, the NWFA further pledges to
continue to study the forestry, manufacturing, distribution and installation
practices within our industry, with the objective of perpetuating our planet’s
healthy forests, air and water for future generations,” said the NWFA in a
statement. In addition, the trade group said it will support “green building “
programs including the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED), the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes, and
the National Association of Home Builders’ Model Green Home Building
NWFA sets ‘green' policies for hardwood
March 14, 2007