Crystal Cabinets is an early adopter of implementing green design and manufacturing practices for their sixty-two year old company and they are perfectly aligned with our principles here at Remodel West, says Bill Reid ownerCrystal has taken their commitment to sustainability so seriously that they recently achieved the coveted certification from the Forestry Stewardship Council known in the industry as FSC. This huge miles stone is a testament to their commitment to responsibly manufacturing their product and is not easy to obtain. Furthermore Crystal has developed a line of custom made cabinetry specifically addressing many of the components that go into a cabinet. The GreenQuest line has been born and with it comes a fantastic solution to protecting our natural resources and our earth. Some highlights of what they are doing:
- Green-Core – a 100% recycled material for their box construction with no added urea-formaldehyde. This material achieves two elements of sustainability. Indoor Air Quality and preserving our natural resources by not using virgin material for its box construction.
- FSC Wood – FSC material is now available for doors, drawer fronts, and box work insuring us that the material they use is sourced from sustainably managed forests.
- New Ultra-Low Emitting Finish – Now a Greenguard approved material. This is huge for many reasons but it simply protects the indoor air quality of our homeowners and improves the quality of life for those making the green quest line. Crystal believes so strongly that they have applied their lifetime warranty to this finish. Makes sense.
- Green Points – GreenQuest can now provide LEED points, a internationally recognized rating system by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), for sustainable projects in both commercial and residential.