Sustainability

As an industry leader, we embrace our responsibility to the environment and to our customers. We continuously pursue opportunities to improve upon the way we operate by aligning ourselves with partners who share our commitment to environmental sustainability.

Our Products

 

California Closets constantly pursues opportunities to provide our clients with environmentally sustainable options, and that is why our products reflect California Closets’ commitment to a healthier home environment.

This concern for our environment can be seen in the steps that we have taken to ensure that our carbon footprint is on the right path. For example, most of the board used by California Closets is manufactured in North America. Even our signature line, Lago®, although inspired by the Italian countryside, is domestically produced. You can also breathe easier knowing that the board used in our products is CARB compliant. CARB (California Air Resources Board) is credited with providing some of the most rigorous regulations for emission standards.

We are equally elated to mention, all of California Closets’ boards are made with recycled wood fibers, which can contribute to achieving LEED® credits. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system is the nationally recognized standard for green building administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. We also offer a variety of substrates; including a low formaldehyde board. Your designer can provide more details to determine which board best suits your sustainable needs.

With the above stated commitments in mind, we at California Closets are also proud to provide a variety of door and drawer fronts with sustainable features. These fronts include such characteristics as: high recycled content, CARB compliance, and compliance with LEED credit requirements.

We are additionally delighted to offer sustainably made panels. These are translucent panels made from organic materials. Remarkably beautiful -- yet sustainable – these panels can provide accent to any storage system. These panels contain high levels of recycled content that can be reclaimed at their end-of-life stage. They are also GREENGUARD certified. GREENGUARD Environmental Institute’s mission is to improve indoor air quality and reduce human exposure to chemicals and other pollutants.

While pleased with our past efforts to embrace our environmental responsibilities, California Closets is always looking to further expand upon our green options. We invite you to revisit us and learn of our progress as we continue to search for new products that have sustainable features.

LEED Certified Projects

As part of its dedication to “green building technology,” California Closets has been involved in two large-scale LEED projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 2009, we partnered with McDonald Construction Co. to install six custom closets and a media center in the Margarido House. This luxury custom home is the first of its kind in United States to be both LEED-H certified and Greenpoint Rated. All materials used in the systems installed by California Closets complied with LEED credit requirements. Those systems were designed to maximize space and exemplify sustainable design within the home.

In 2010, California Closets began work on another LEED-H certified custom home, the Hillside Home, also built by McDonald Construction. Owner/architect Scott Lee selected California Closets to install a master suite walk-in, kid's playroom with adjoining reach-in closet, three hallway reach-in closets, and a garage. The Lee’s home is slated to be the first LEED-H certified home in California’s Marin County and one of the first in Northern California.

For more information on our LEED projects and other sustainability offerings, please contact: get-info@calclosets.com.

Print Materials

At California Closets, we believe it is our obligation to contribute to the health of our planet; therefore, we use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper for our printed marketing materials. This paper is made from 20-60 percent post-consumer waste, depending on paper type. FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that those products come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.