||Protecting the environment is one of the most important
factors affecting the future of the planet. Most people are now
aware of the necessity of preserving and protecting nature in order
to ensure our well-being and that of our children. Pollution, especially
that related to the over-consumption of raw materials, has reached
alarming levels due to our current lifestyle. That is why at National
Public Seating® we are constantly striving to minimize the consequences
of our activities.
At National Public Seating®, the quality of our products and
the protection of the environment go hand in hand. As a consumer
of raw material, we are committed to the use of pre and post consumer
waste (recycled material), while preserving the high quality standards
of our products. Examples of this include:
Steel - All of the steel for our products contain
30-40% of post-consumer waste (recycled).
Corrugated containers - Are made of recycled fiber. 100% total recycled
content and 90% post consumer content minimum.
Plastic - Our plastic products contain up to 35%
of pre-consumer waste.
Wood - 100% of wood used for our products comes
from non-boreal forests.
Powder Coating VS. Liquid Finishes -
Our products are powder coated and are highly protective to our
environment. While liquid finishes contain solvents which have pollutants
known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), powder coating contains
no solvents and releases negligible amounts, if any, of VOCs into
the atmosphere. In addition, most powder coating overspray that
does not adhere to the part is retrieved and reused, virtually eliminating
the waste commonly found in liquid finishing processes.
Energy - During November 2008, National Public
Seating®, completed a retrofit of all its lighting (over 800
fixtures), to eco-friendly units, saving 135,586 kWh annually. This
reduction in energy consumption has an environmental impact equivalent
to removing 20 cars from the road, 84 tons of greenhouse gas (C02)
and saving 198 barrels of oil annually!
Click here to view National Public Seating's
Award of Distinction from UR Energy.
Air Emissions - Our Folding Chairs are manufactured
within ANSI BIFMA X7.1 2007 VOC Air Emission guidelines; Criteria
#1 – TVOC, Formaldehyde, All Aldehydes & 4–Phenylcyclohexene.
MAS Certified Green - The entire NPS® Product Line
is now MAS Certified Green™, a nationally recognized registered
trademark delineating low VOC emitting products in the marketplace
so that purchasers and specifiers of those products know that they
can earn credits in sustainability programs like LEED, BIFMA’s Level,
and California CHP program.
Solar Energy - As the industry leader in institutional-grade
furniture, including portable folding furniture for lunch rooms,
training rooms, etc., & furniture for worship halls, science
labs, music programs, performing arts, cafeterias & others,
NPS® continues to trailblaze in setting the standard for environmental
stewardship. In addition to minimizing its eco footprint in the
areas of raw material sourcing, energy consumption & air emissions,
NPS® is proud to announce a major solar panel installation on the
roof of its 200,000 square foot factory facility in its corporate
headquarters in Clifton, NJ, completed Summer 2011. Via the installation
of a 240KW solar PV system on its roof, we will offset most of the
local utility’s need to burn oil and gas for electrical production
in the public grid and therefore reduce greenhouse gas emissions
into the atmosphere. Since we will be generating 80% of the electricity
that we use with this system, we have cut our carbon footprint significantly.
At National Public Seating® we are committed to providing quality
products while preserving the quality of our environment.