Kimball International announces solutions that contribute to sustainability, from the initial design and specification steps through the end-of-life furniture cycle. In partnership with ecomedes, Kimball International has launched a digital product portal, ecoChecker, that offers designers the ability to evaluate how their choice in furniture can contribute to their sustainability efforts. In addition to this new database, Kimball International announces their development of an Extended Producer Responsibility program by leveraging service provider Green Standards to enable the efficient and ethical redistribution of furniture, fixtures, and equipment during times of workplace change.
ecoChecker provides a database where designers can instantly find, compare, and evaluate a wide range of environmental and social criteria from all of their brands including Kimball, National, Etc., Interwoven, Poppin, Kimball Hospitality, and D’ style products. With over 400 Kimball International products in the database, designers can now find reliable, complete, and easy-to-use sustainability data in one location. The platform, powered by ecomedes, enables facilities and manufacturers to collaborate on reducing costs, carbon, and impact.
With Green Standards, Kimball International provides sustainable solutions for the redistribution of surplus furniture, equipment, and supplies. It diverts products from landfills at a 98.6% diversion rate, and donates products to non-profits, schools, and charitable organizations. Through industry-leading expertise, proprietary technology, innovative strategies, and diligent planning, project costs are equal or less than conventional landfill disposal.
Learn about the Extended Producer Responsibility program