Knoll MTS

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8 nov. 2013 (il y a 7 années et 11 mois)

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Sustainable Furniture

Sponsored by:

International
Standards:



FSC



GREENGUARD™



ISO 14001


National Standards:



LEED™



MTS



Meeting the Standards:

International, National, and Third
-
Party Certification



Over their total life cycle, sustainable

products provide:



Social



Economic



Environmental benefits


The Triple Bottom Line

Sustainable Manufacturing Issues:
Furniture


Eliminate Toxins from Manufacturing Process



Employing Clean Technology



Systemized Environmental Programs



Resource Reduction



Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)




A Corporate Example: Knoll’s Policies

Eliminate Toxins from
Manufacturing Process


Lead, heavy metals and
hazardous chlorinated
compounds completely
eliminated from production
processes


State
-
of
-
the
-
art waste water
treatment


Technical changes to process

Clean Technology:
Developed and
manufactured for clean
technology from start to finish,
including returnable, reusable
packaging.


Eliminated VOCs and ODMs from
manufacturing processes


Invested in UV curing systems


Switched to water
-
based paints
and adhesives


Developed company
-
wide use of
hot
-
melt glues


Introduced 100 percent recyclable
fabrics





Sustainable Design Issues: Furniture


Materials



Indoor
Environmental
Quality



Social Aspects



Protecting the
biosphere



Independent testing




In
-
house standards for low
-
emitting materials




GREENGUARD™ certification



Adopting Standards: Indoor Environmental Quality


Resource reduction



Materials protocols



Environmental management plans

Adopting Standards:

Systemized Environmental Programs



Adopting Standards:
Resource Reduction


Design for reduced material content


in products



Establish minimum recycled content for raw materials



Use Techwood man
-
made veneers,


reduce wood waste by 60 percent



Recycle all scrap metals, fabric, cardboard and paper



Invest $500K in returnable, collapsible shipping containers



Offer FSC
-
certified wood

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)



Establishes standard, respected worldwide principles of Forest Stewardship


using “chain of custody” for users, such as Knoll.


Promotes:


Environmentally responsible forest management


Socially beneficial


Economically viable management of the world’s forests




Third
-
party Certification


Chain of Custody from FSC


Ensures credibility



Enables immediate verification of provenance



Environmental Management Programs



Comprehensive internal
Environmental Health and
Safety Plan


ISO 14001
-
certification for
manufacturing plants, such as
Knoll’s East Greenville, Grand
Rapids, Muskegon and Toronto
facilities



Materials Protocols


Protect environmental integrity of
products as design evolves


Facilitate a change management
process


Balance environment, function and
aesthetics


Monitor company
-
wide compliance


Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)

Analyzes the environmental impact of a
product from beginning to final disposal





Design


Production


Transport/distribution/packaging


Usage


Disassembly/reuse, recycling, and
end of life management











Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Design Strategies



Low impact materials



Clean manufacturing



Healthy workplace/indoor air quality



Waste reduction/efficient use of resources



Durability/extended product life



Reuse and refurbishment



Ease of disassembly



“Recycle
-
ability”



Using National Standards: LEED

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design


Purpose:



Define “green building”/establish common standards



Promote integrated design practices



Recognize environmental leadership


Stimulate green competition


Raise awareness of green building benefits


Transform the building market


LEED Opportunities using Furniture


Recycled content




Rapidly renewable materials




Regional materials




Low
-
emitting materials



Certified wood



Textiles



Waste management



Green housekeeping

Existing Building pilot projects:



Knoll Lubin manufacturing facility,
East Greenville, PA



Knoll San Francisco showroom


New Construction projects:



United Nations Department of
Protection



The William and Flora Hewlett


Foundation



NRDC



Centers for Disease Control

Lubin Building

Knoll LEED™ Projects

Thanks to our Sponsors: