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1 Kitchen Cabinet Manufacture’s Association Created the: “ESP”

2 To Encourage: –Industry policies and practices –Benefit & Sustain the Environment –Voluntary Certification Program

3 ESP Certification Based on 5 categories –18 different criteria 105 total possible points –80 to certify

4 Categories 1.Air Quality 2.Product Resource Management 3.Process Resource Management 4.Environmental Stewardship 5.Community Relations

5 Category 1 Air Quality –75% or greater of particleboard purchased meets the formaldehyde emissions levels of the EPP –75% or greater of MDF purchased meets the formaldehyde emission levels of the EPP –Finished Products are finished domestically and finishes used emit no greater HAPS than allowed by local plant operating permits

6 Category 2 Resource Management – Product –75% or greater of particleboard purchased meets the EPP for recycled/recovered fiber content –75% or greater of MDF purchased meets the EPP for recycled/recovered fiber content –On File written documentation and certificates for resource management

7 Category 3 Resource Management – Process –Energy Conservation Program A documented energy conservation program must be in place –Quarterly Meeting to suggest improvements –Programmable Thermostats –Motion Detectors »Lights –New Spray Booths »Timer so they shut down when not in use within 2 min. –Compressed Air Audit »Leaks – identified and repaired –Lighting audit by Alliant Energy »Replaced metal halide fixtures with T8 six bulb fixtures

8 Category 3 Continued Resource Management – Process (continued) Active recycling program for processing wastes Cardboard Paper Wood Solvents –Paint –Paint related wastes, (rags,etc.) –Empty Drums –Light Bulbs –Batteries –Used Oil

9 Category 4 Environmental Stewardship Statement Review environmental practices and policies of our key vendors and contractors. Woodharbor Doors & Cabinetry, Inc. Environmental Stewardship Policy As a family owned and operated company, stewardship is at the core of the principals and ethics upon which Woodharbor Doors & Cabinetry was founded. Woodharbor is committed to sustaining and replenishing the environment through exploring and implementing continuous improvements to our manufacturing processes and systems. We are equally committed to stewardship for our employees through providing a clean, safe, rewarding work environment and by supporting efforts to better the communities in which they live.

10 Category 5 Complied with all Federal, State and Local Regulatory Environmental Agencies Community Relations: –Francis Lauer –Cheer Challenge –Salvation Army –Winnebago Council of Boy Scouts –Wee Saints Daycare –Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank –Newman –Several Misc. Groups –Fund Raising Groups

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16 February Launch ESP new Web site Consumers and professionals Understand how the program can help them achieve the benefits of an eco-friendly lifestyle Provides an opportunity to educate a broader audience on environmental responsibility Cabinet industry is leading by example!!!!!

17 What is KCMA’s position on formaldehyde? –Naturally occurring chemical produced by the human body that is emitted by wood and other organic materials. It is not thought to be harmful to most people at the low levels typical of materials used to manufacture cabinetry. – 1 of the criteria: 75% of particleboard, plywood and MDF used in the cabinets must be certified to meet lowest formaldehyde emission standards.

18 Suggested Green Building Programs KCMA recommends these NAHB -National Association of Home Builders -Green Building Program – General guidelines for building and equipping an environmentally responsible home EPA -Energy Star Program – energy efficient appliances EPA -Water Sense Program –water efficient products USGBC LEED -program – guidelines for green home design and construction being developed


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