Wood base is a durable material that serves as a wall finish and protective border. Bamboo, while not technically wood, is commonly included in this category.
- Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified.
- Dust with micro fiber cloth regularly.
End of Life Tips
- If in good condition, materials can be donated to organizations like Habitat for Humanity that will reuse them
- For materials that are well worn or damaged, recycling is the next best option. Contact the manufacturer for recycling information, or visit Earth 911 http://earth911.com/ to determine the capacity of local facilities/A
For alignment with LEED Standards
- Regional Materials: At a minimum, use 20% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (Furniture) materials and products that are manufactured regionally within a radius of 500 miles. Additionally, use a minimum of 10% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (Furniture) materials and products extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project.
- Rapidly Renewable Resources: At a minimum, use rapidly renewable construction and Division 12 (Furniture and Furnishings) materials and products for 5% of the total value of all materials and products used in the projected based on cost
- Adhesives & Finishes: Must meet the volatile organic compound (VOC) requirements of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113 & Rule 1168.