Forms+Surfaces are active participants in green building councils worldwide and current members of the U.S. Green Building Council, Emirates Green Building Council and Green Building Alliance. Lead by a sustainability team that stays up-to-date on evolving International building standards, their involvement will continue to grow as needs arise and new opportunities for staying at the forefront of environmental stewardship are identified. Recycling programs have been implemented in all of Forms+Surfaces facilities, maximizing landfill diversion. Additionally, over ninety percent of their site furniture product lines are now manufactured with FSC certified wood as the standard. This certification serves as a guarantee that the wood has been harvested in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. Forms+Surfaces goal is to convert all site products to FSC certified wood as the standard by the end of 2009.
Kichler® LED accent lighting, deck, patio and step lights allow for complete energy efficient installations without compromising the quality of the light output or color temperature. Kichler’s LED's use 75% less energy resulting in lower operating costs and a reduction of light pollution in the environment. Kichler LED Landscape Lighting also provides dramatically reduced operating costs, ultimate precision in lighting design and reduced costs in transformers required for the installation. The new LED will make the neighbors green with envy and the planet green with pride, reshaping the way you think about Accent Lighting.
With their roots in the landscape and a stated purpose to “Enrich Outdoor Spaces,” Landscape Forms has a special relationship to the natural environment. By employing recycled materials and wood from managed forests (including wood with FSC Chain of Custody Certification upon request), adopting environmentally sustainable processes, producing products that are also recyclable, and implementing energy efficient systems and the use of “green” products in their facility, Lanscape Forms Inc. meets their customers’ expectation for high-design, high-quality products that also help them meet their sustainable goals.
As part of Lumascape's green strategy, the company strives to research energy efficient lighting technology; reduce power consumption through the use of efficient LED and low wattage lamp sources; wherever possible, manufacture products from materials that can be recycled; design easy to maintain, quality products that have a long service life; implement sound production techniques that conserve natural resources and use equipment that is compliant with appropriate environmental standards.
Within the past three years, Niland Company has conducted numerous amounts of research and has developed LED panels they are proud to bring to the market. Combining advanced circuit board technology with potted ballasts Niland LEDs are rated for up to a 100,000 hours life expectancy with savings of 64%. LEDs provide instant on and crisp white light that proves for higher visual acuity far beyond that of High Pressure Sodium.
TimberTech has the perfect balance of quality and sustainability. TimberTech decking, railing and fencing products are an attractive, low-maintenance alternative to wood and a one-time purchase for most homeowners. Since TimberTech products will not splinter or warp and don’t require any staining or sealing, the wasteful cycle of repair and replacement typical of wood is dramatically reduced. TimberTech creates products with the environment in mind. No trees are cut down for the purpose of making TimberTech products. Their wood flour is recycled from the woodworking industry and keeps more than 100 million pounds of wood waste out of landfills each year. More than 28 million pounds of scrap product is reclaimed and put back into their manufacturing process each year, which saves even more wood and plastic waste from reaching landfills. TimberTech is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council.