Sustainability Resources

Product Compliance
The particleboard used in manufacturing ORG Home products meets the formaldehyde emission standards currently in place by both ANSI and CARB.

  • ANSI – The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) established formaldehyde emission limits for particleboard of 0.30 ppm. Emission levels in ORG Home particleboard panels are well below this limit.
  • CARB The California Air Resources Board (CARB) formaldehyde emission standards become effective on January 1, 2009 for all particleboard products offered for sale or use in California, no matter where they are made around the world. ORG Home composite wood panels are certified as compliant with the California Air Resource Board Phase 2 standards.

Sustainability Resources – Resources to learn more about sustainability

  • The United States Green Building Council  – a nonprofit organization that maintains a tremendous amount of information on green building, including its new remodeling guidelines and links to databases on green products and green terminology. This web site offers resources to familiarize yourself with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System, a voluntary, consensus-based program for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.
  • REGREEN Remodeling Guidelines. Using LEED as a framework, the United States Green Building Council and the American Society of Interior Designers partnered on the development of best practice guidelines and targeted educational resources for sustainable residential improvement projects. 
  • EcoHome The EcoHome website and e-newsletter by Hanley Wood offers a wide range of news and advice on sustainable products, technologies, designs, and construction techniques.  Special features include new green products launches and the latest news about green building, including legislation, programs, design, and environmental concerns.