Cardell Receives KCMA Certification
As a leading manufacturer of fine stock and semi stock custom cabinetry, Cardell Cabinetry, a division of B.J. Tidwell Industries, Inc. is committed to business and manufacturing processes that protect and preserve the environment.
Cardell Cabinetry has received certification by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) on all products and processes, to include; product resource management, process resource management, air quality, environmental stewardship, and community relations.
The ESP certification program is designed to promote the sustainability of natural resources, reduce waste, and recognize environmentally conscious companies like Cardell Cabinetry, who focus on preserving and protecting the environment we all share.
To demonstrate our firm commitment responsibly, Cardell is proud to display the ESP seal on its products.
KCMA and KCMA-ESP Certification
Cardell Cabinetry is an active member and participant in KCMA’s Performance Standard and Environmental Stewardship Programs, demonstrating our commitment to provide our customers with a quality cabinet or accessory that meets or exceeds KCMA standards for performance and environmental sustainability.
As a manufacturer, Cardell Cabinetry purchases materials that meet or exceed the requirements outlined by KCMA’s Environmental Stewardship Program for Environmentally Preferable Products. All plywood products comply with standards and specifications stipulated by the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association.
Cardell Cabinetry also encourages its material suppliers to pursue the initiatives established by the US Green Building Council for products and services, recognizing that establishing a new paradigm in the manufacturing setting requires planning, training, and implementation phases that will ensure long term sustainability.
US Green Building Council - LEED Credit
The US Green Building Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to the design and development of environmentally responsible buildings and building practices. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System addresses all building types, and Cardell Cabinetry is actively engaging in LEED for Homes accreditation as a supplier to LEED certified projects.
LEED focuses on state-of-the-art strategies in five key areas:
- Sustainable site development
- Water Savings
- Energy efficiency
- Materials and resources selection
- Indoor environmental quality
As a cabinet manufacturer, Cardell Cabinetry can potentially contribute to project credit through the strategies of material and resource selection.
All of Cardell Cabinetry’s particleboard components are purchased from within a 500 mile radius of our manufacturing facilities, making us eligible for a percentage of one credit. Our suppliers are actively pursuing compliance with CARB2 zero formaldehyde emissions, which will award one credit for the project.