Our Green Piece
At The R. A. Siegel Company, we believe that we have a responsibility to our customers and our community to provide as many environmentally friendly products as possible. Buildings fundamentally impact the lives of people and the health of our planet; therefore, our dedication toward helping flooring professionals within our communities ultimately helps to improve the quality of our buildings, our environment and our future. Flooring Retailers to Architectural Engineers and Interior Designers, all benefit from the partnerships developed between The R. A. Siegel Company and the manufacturers.
Along with new and improved products, the "green" movement has generated interest among consumers, thus expanding the opportunities within the flooring industry. Many new phrases are now heard in the flooring industry and the following terms will become more common as "green" thinking becomes more prevalent:
USGBC - The U. S. Green Building Council is a non-profit organization of leaders from across the building industry working to make green buildings accessible to everyone within a generation. Founded in 1993, the USGBC has been focused on the advancement of buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. For more information go to www.usgbc.org
LEED - The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a USGBC sponsored certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED Certification provides independent, third party verification that a building project is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work.
FSC Certified - The Forest Stewardship Council is the leading forest certification system in the world. Established in 1993 globally, their mission is to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests. FSC-US, located in Washington, D.C., was chartered in 1995 as the United States Chapter. Its purpose is to coordinate the development of forest management standards throughout the different regions of the U.S., to provide public information about certification and FSC, and to work with certification organizations to promote FSC certification in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.fsc.org.
The following product lines offered through The R. A. Siegel Company are certifiably "green" and are environmentally friendly:
Mannington Products - While Mannington manufactures a variety of products, their commitment to the environment is clear and straightforward. Please get to know the "green side" of Mannington by visiting their environmental position on all their product categories:
- Resilient Flooring
- Laminate Flooring
- Hardwood Flooring
- Porcelain Flooring
We are proud to offer these fine products and invite you to learn more about Mannington and the commitment of their family to be a leader in this community. Please visit their website to learn more: www.mannington.com.