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.