Dwyer and GREENGUARD®
To demonstrate our commitment to the environment, Dwyer is actively working to obtain certification from green building organizations that reflect our mission. As a first step in this process, we received GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification® from Environmental Institute (GEI), which establishes performance-based standards for low-emitting building materials, furnishings and finishes used indoors.
Our line of custom steel and thermofoil cabinetry has been designated GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®, a classification for materials that have been rigorously tested and proven to adhere to strict chemical and particle emissions criteria.
In addition, Dwyer's cabinetry received the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification (SM) certification, the most stringent standard for materials, furnishings and finish systems that considers heightened sensitivities to chemical emissions. The Children & Schools certification is a referenced standard for products used in K-12 schools, daycare facilities and healthcare environments, where indoor air quality is a critical concern.
Healthcare Applications and Indoor Air Quality
Low-emitting products and materials help improve indoor air quality, especially in the healthcare and educational arenas, where particleboard casework has long been suspected to be a significant contributor to "sick building syndrome." Because hospital patients often have weakened immune systems, they're especially susceptible to respiratory and other problems from environmental pollutants.
Installing GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® cabinetry from Dwyer can help reduce your risk of exposing patients to potentially harmful chemicals. GREENGUARD-certified products are listed in the Green Guide for Health Care, an industry-recognized best practices guide developed specifically for the healthcare industry.