Grothouse wood countertops were a featured product in the recently released book, Whole Green Catalog: 1000 Best Things for You and the Earth. The book, published by Rodale, provides advice, tips, and reviews to help readers live in an environmentally friendly manner.
Grothouse Lumber’s wood surfaces were called "the original green countertop," and listed as an environmentally friendly alternative to other countertop surfaces.
Grothouse Lumber products can be constructed using FSC-Certified woods, ensuring that all materials have been sustainably harvested. All glues used in the manufacturing process are formaldehyde free and the Durata® permanent finish is Green-Guard certified and formaldehyde free. Grothouse also offers several renewable plantation-raised species, including Teak and Lyptus.
In addition to sustainable products, the Grothouse Lumber manufacturing facility has been designed to be nearly self-sufficient. All heat is generated using wood remnants created during the manufacturing process, and all remaining sawdust is donated to a local farm for use as animal bedding. Beginning in October 2009, the majority of Grothouse Lumber’s electric needs will be served through solar panels installed on the roof of a newly-constructed 12,000 square foot building.
For more information on obtaining L.E.E.D. credits with Grothouse Lumber products, please contact us at 877-268-5412.
For information on The Whole Green Catalog, please visit www.wholegreenearthcatalog.com