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1 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program [Company Name] [Date]

2 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Speaker’s Name [Speaker’s Title] [Company Name]

3 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA About [Company Name]

4 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA About KCMA Voluntary, non-profit trade association for U.S. manufacturers of kitchen cabinets, bath vanities and suppliers to the industry Manufacturing members account for 80% of cabinet sales in U.S. market Committed to excellence in manufacturing through continued quality, advocacy, and leadership

5 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Not Just Another Green Program Serious about Environmental Stewardship  Support from Board of Directors, Standing Committees, Members and Non-members Not market driven but motivated by members wanting to do the right thing KCMA has over 40 years of experience developing quality standards

6 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA History of ESP Created to help…  Cabinet manufacturers demonstrate commitment to environmental sustainability  Consumers identify environmentally-friendly products Launched in 2006 Only environmental certification program specifically focused on kitchen and bath cabinets

7 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA History of ESP (cont.) Voluntary program Establishes a standard administered by a reputable organization with a long history of experience in the kitchen cabinet industry Based on currently available materials and practices and will change as better materials and practices become available Currently there are over 100 ESP certified companies and brands

8 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA ESP Credibility The ESP program has been audited annually since 2009 by the independent 3 rd party ANSI accredited Architectural Testing, Inc. The Architectural Testing audit validates the ESP certification process and enhances the credibility of the program as the environmental benchmark for kitchen cabinets and bath vanities. ESP is referenced in the ANSI-Approved Update of ICC 700 National Green Building Standard™, the first and only residential green building rating system to complete the full consensus process and receive approval from ANSI. ESP was also referenced in the 2007 standard.

9 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA [Company] is ESP Certified ESP created an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to the environment Recognized the importance of sustainability Met rigorous standards, some requiring 3 rd party verification

10 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Exploring the Program Certification based on compliance in five categories:  Air Quality  Product Resource Management  Process Resource Management  Environmental Stewardship  Community Relations Manufacturers must earn points in each category

11 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Points Structure CATEGORYPOINTS Air Quality30 Product Resource Management30 Process Resource Management20 Environmental Stewardship15 Community Relations10 Certification requires a minimum of 80 out of 105 points

12 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Exploring the Program (cont.) Holistic approach to manufacturing sets it apart from other “green” programs  Examines process from growth and harvesting of raw materials to manufacturing the end product ESP Seal displayed on certified products

13 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Air Quality The use of CARB ATCM compliant low-formaldehyde emitting panel products is mandatory. One hundred percent of all particleboard, medium density fiberboard, and plywood used in the cabinets must comply with CARB formaldehyde emission standards. Third-party certification of panel products is required. 75% of cabinets must be finished domestically. Finishes emit no greater hazardous air pollutants than allowed by local plant operating permits

14 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Product Resource Management 80% of particleboard, medium density fiberboard, and hardboard used in cabinets must contain 100% recycled or recovered fiber content Manufacturers utilize an annual, written training plan to educate their hardwood suppliers of their preference for purchasing certified lumber Hardwoods, softwoods and plywood purchased are certified through a recognized sustainable forestry program Chain of Custody (COC) Certification of the manufacturer through a recognized sustainable forestry program is encouraged

15 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Sustainable Forestry & Selective Harvesting Ensures the resources removed from forests are at levels the forest is capable of renewing without damaging future supplies Selective harvesting is the practice of periodically removing mature trees in order to allow young trees to grow  Trees near their death or that have grown to an unproductive diameter can stunt younger trees growth  By periodically harvesting particular trees, forest regeneration is improved, leading to healthier forests

16 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Process Resource Management Manufacturer has a comprehensive recycling program for process wastes Manufacturer has a program for tracking and reducing process wastes with documented goals and reports Manufacturer uses process by-products to generate alternative energy Manufacturer has a documented energy conservation program

17 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Environmental Stewardship Manufacturer is required to have a written policy stating a firm commitment to environmental quality Manufacturer has an Environmental Management System Manufacturer reviews environmental practices and policies of its key vendors and contractors Manufacturer has a documented program that promotes the use of renewable/recycled materials

18 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Community Relations Manufacturer demonstrates community involvement and leadership through service or charitable organizations Manufacturer observes all federal, state, and local environmental requirements ESP participants agree to report to KCMA with 60 days of any local, state or federal citation in excess of $50,000 per violation explaining the circumstances of the citation or violation. Such citation or violation could lead to termination from the program.

19 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Finding ESP Certified Cabinets Identify [company’s] environmentally responsible cabinets by looking for the ESP seal [Company’s] ESP certified cabinet are available [location] Go to [company’s Web site] for more information on our cabinetry

20 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA GreenCabinetSource.org Aims to help educate audiences about ESP and KCMA’s role in encouraging environmental responsibility industry-wide  Consumers  Builders/Remodelers  Architects/Designers  Media Press center

21 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Awards & Accolades KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program Recognition  NAHB Green Building Award for Advocate of the Year  Reference in NAHB’s & ICC’s ANSI-approved ICC 700 National Green Building Standard™  Dan Esty, Yale professor of Environmental Law & Policy [Company] Recognition  [Add any relevant awards, etc.]

22 © Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, VA Questions? Thank You!


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