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The LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary national standard for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED is an acronym and stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work.
The guidelines for the LEED certification have been established by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), a national organization, founded in 1993, whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of green building practices. It is important to note that LEED does not certify, promote or endorse interior furnishings or services of individual companies, and that no furnishings or services can guarantee a specific number of points for LEED certification of the project.
Please, download the complete TEAM 7 LEED Guide to learn how TEAM 7 furniture can help you or your clients achieve LEED Credits for their green projects.
TEAM 7 furniture is also the natural choice for all projects where indoor air quality is important either in a home or at a workplace:
TEAM 7 exclusively uses a non-toxic wood finish of natural oils and waxes: The all natural, open pore wood finish is made of walnut oil, olive oil, lavender oil, kumquat oil, soybean oil, thistle oil, castor oil, linseed oil and Tung oil, wood rosin as well as bees wax and carnauba palm wax. Because no stains, varnishes or lacquers are used on the natural hardwood, the furniture has very low VOC emissions and does not off-gas any toxic chemicals. Furthermore, no particle or MDF boards are used, because they are also a possible source for harmful chemical off-gassing. TEAM 7 also does not use any PVC plastic.
Already in 1980 TEAM 7 started to manufacture solely green, non-toxic solid wood furniture and in 1996 was awarded the European Business Award for the Environment. The whole TEAM 7 production process as well as the solid wood furniture product has been certified since 1999 as environmentally friendly according to the standards of the Austrian Ecological Quality Certification, representing one of the strictest standards worldwide. Furthermore, in 2005 TEAM 7 also achieved certification from the Environmental Institute in Cologne, Germany.
Sustainability Report (PDF - 3.7 MB)
LEED Guide (PDF - 0.2 MB)