Certified Sustainable to the Triple Bottom Line: Good for the Environment, the Economy and for Social Equity
Knoll® Chadwick™ Chair Certification Rating: SUSTAINABLE GOLD Certification #: 00000002 Category: Furniture Subcategory: Seating Certification Period: 11/2008-11/2011
Knoll Chadwick Chair
To achieve SMaRT© Sustainable Product Certification at any level, products must achieve 14 prerequisite points and score a minimum of 28 out of 162 points in the following areas covering all product stages across the global supply chain: • Safe for Public Health & Environment • Renewable Energy & Energy Reduction • Biobased or Recycled Materials • Facility or Company Requirements • Reclamation, Sustainable Reuse & End of Life Management • Innovation in Manufacturing Under these areas, products are required to: • Provide Feedstock Inventory Documentation • Document the Input and Output of Stockholm Chemicals • Maintain a Manufacturing Facility Energy Inventory • Keep an Inventory of all Biobased and Recycled Content Materials • Have EMS Environmental Policies and Targets • Have Social Indicator Reporting for Manufacturers (working conditions) • Use ISO Life Cycle Assessment process • Have Operational Reclamation and/or Sustainable Reuse Programs • Have Product Performance Durability (long lasting products) To earn a Sustainable Gold rating, the Knoll Chadwick chair earned 65 points:
Safe for Public Health & Environment GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM certified
Renewable Energy & Energy Reduction Lubin Manufacturing Facility offsets 100% of electricity used at site with wind energy
Biobased or Recycled Materials 30%+ Recycled Content
Facility or Company Requirements Completed ISO Life Cycle Assessment
Reclamation, Reuse & End of Life
What buyers/specifiers will want to know about the Knoll Chadwick chair: © • The second product in the furniture industry to earn SMaRT Sustainable Product Certification • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® and GREENGUARD for Children & SchoolsSM certified • High recycled and recyclable content • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) free • Constructed using minimal materials • Manufactured using clean technology in a LEED® Gold, ISO 14001 certified building in East Greenville, PA, which is also an OSHA VPP Star site
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Knoll and the level™ Certification Program What is level™ ? ™
level is the certification program for the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association's (BIFMA) furniture sustainability standard. BIFMA has established level™ as a common framework against which to evaluate the environmental and social responsibility of a variety of products. level™ is part of BIFMA's ongoing development of voluntary product and industry standards that support safe, healthy and sustainable workplaces. To achieve level™ certification, Knoll partners with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), known for its integrity and scientific rigor. In the BIFMA level certification process, a product, the organization and facilities that produced it are scored according to sustainability criteria in four areas: Materials; Energy and Atmosphere; Human and Ecosystem Health; and Social Responsibility.
! - Human and Ecosystem Health ! - Social Responsibility !!In order to achieve a level™ certification, a manufacturer must partner with a recognized, independent third-party certification body. !! Knoll partners with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), the first to certify products to the level™ program; SCS is known for its integrity and scientific rigor. level™ is Definitive
!! level™ has three conformance thresholds: level 1, level 2 or level 3 certification. !! level 3 is the highest award a product can achieve. Knoll level™ Certified Products
Knoll has achieved level 3 certification for the following products: Antenna™ Workspaces
level is Understandable
!!The level™ standard is applicable to all business and institutional furniture. ™
!! level is modeled after the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System. ™
!! level provides a single, transparent way of understanding and communicating what sustainable furniture product is.
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level™ is Comprehensive
!!In the BIFMA level™ certification process, a product, the organization and facilities that produced it are scored according to sustainability criteria in four areas: ! - Materials ! - Energy and Atmosphere
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Don Chadwick created a chair that embodies the best of his thinking with the finest principles of Knoll design. Its innovative design and engineering make it easy to assemble, simple to use, durable and stylish. Its efficient use of materials, parts and labor is also environmentally smart. Designed with its life cycle in mind, Chadwick comes with a 12 year, 7 days a week, multishift use warranty. It is designed for ease of disassembly so that parts can be removed and replaced.
Chadwick and SMaRT© Rated Sustainable Gold by the SMaRT© Sustainable Product Standard, Chadwick was the second product in the furniture industry to be SMaRT© certified. SMaRT© is a comprehensive, transparent, sustainable product standard that measures a product’s environmental, economic and social benefits over its life cycle and throughout its global supply chain, from raw materials extraction through reclamation or re-use. Chadwick and GREENGUARD®
Designed by Don Chadwick for Knoll. Manufacturing Chadwick is manufactured in our LEED® Gold and ISO 14001 Certified Lubin Manufacturing Facility using clean technology: !! No ozone–destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
Chadwick is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® and GREENGUARD for Children and SchoolsSM certified. Chadwick and LEED® Chadwick can contribute to achieving LEED® credits for Commercial Interiors, New Construction and Existing Buildings. (See reverse.)
!Metal powder–coating processes 99% VOC free !! Returnable packaging is used for chair component parts !! 100% of electricity used at site is offset by wind energy
Efficient Use of Materials Constructed using minimal materials
SMaRT© SMaRT© Sustainable Gold Certified
GREENGUARD® GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® and GREENGUARD for Children and Schools SM Certified
Recycled Content Constructed with 35% recycled materials
Structural Components Integrally colored polymer parts and cast, burnished aluminum parts require no coating
Chadwick Fabric Designed to be cleaned with low environmental impact fluids, including GS-37 certified products
Recyclable Content 42% of parts are readily recyclable
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Dividends Horizon extends the Dividends portfolio of workplace solutions with new planning opportunities for the individual workstation, focusing on new materials and furniture that evolve the office landscape with a layered approach to furniture design.
Dividends Horizon and LEED® Knoll is aligned with the U.S. Green Building Council and can help companies, healthcare organizations and educational institutions achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) workplace certification. (See reverse.)
Focusing on exceptionally light and transparent materials and practical personalized storage solutions, Dividends Horizon creates rich spatial environments for the contemporary workspace.
Dividends Horizon and BIFMA Dividends Horizon has achieved BIFMA level® 3 certification.
Designed by Jeffrey Bernett, Nicholas Dodziuk and David Noel.
Dividends Horizon and GREENGUARD® Dividends Horizon is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® and can contribute to LEED® certification. Dividends Horizon and FSC The wood material used to construct Dividends Horizon is FSC chain-of-custody-certified when using laminate or North American veneer surfaces.
Recycled Fabrics Panels are available in 100% recycled content fabric
GREENGUARD® Dividends Horizon is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
High Efficiency / Low Mercury Task Light Knoll office system task lighting is energyefficient, improves color rendering and reduces mercury waste emissions
FSC-Certified Wood components come standard with FSC-certified materials VOC-Free Finishes Water-based woodstains and UVcured polyurethane wood top coats are virtually VOC-free
Techwood Veneers Dividends Horizon Techwood veneers are based on a reconstituted veneer made from wood grown in well-managed forests, providing substantially greater yield than natural wood veneers
VOC-Free Adhesives Water-based adhesives used to adhere laminate and veneer to substrate are 99% VOC-free
Recycled Aluminum Dividends Horizon uses 20% recycled content aluminum
Recycled Particleboard Dividends Horizon uses 100% recycled content particleboard
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Recycled Steel Dividends Horizon uses 15-30% recycled content steel
Potential LEED® Credit Areas Commercial Interiors 4 EA Credit 1.1—Optimize Energy Performance, Lighting Power 4 MR Credit 3.3—30% Furniture and Furnishings 4 MR Credit 4.1 and 4.2—Recycled Content 4 MR Credit 5.1—Regional Materials 4 MR Credit 7.0—Certified Wood 4 EQ Credit 4.4—Low-Emitting Materials, Composite Wood and Laminate Adhesives 4 EQ Credit 4.5—Low-Emitting Materials, Furniture and Furnishings 4 EQ Credit 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3—Daylight and Views New Construction 4 MR Credit 3.1 and 3.2—Optimize Use of IAQ Compliant Products 4 MR Credit 4.1 and 4.2—Recycled Content 4 MR Credit 5.1—Regional Materials 4 MR Credit 7.0—Certified Wood 4 EQ Credit 4.4—Low-Emitting Materials, Composite Wood and Laminate Adhesives 4 EQ Credit 8.1 and 8.2—Daylight and Views Existing Building 4 MR Prerequisite 1.3—Waste Management 4 MR Credit 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5—Optimize Use of Alternative Materials 4 MR Credit 3.1 and 3.2—Optimize Use of IAQ Compliant Products 4 MR Credit 4.0—Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials 4 EQ Credit 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 and 8.4—Daylight and Views
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