Green Initiatives

Tesco's complete product line has achieved GREENGUARD Gold (formerly known as Children and Schools) Certification. GREENGUARD is recognized by USGBC/LEED and CHPS as the premier third party, independent, not for profit certifier of low VOC/TVOC emitting products. The GREENGUARD Children and Schools standard is an alternate path to receiving credit in the LEED rating system in several areas within IEQ. Tesco is proud to lead the wood library furniture market in employing a comprehensive commitment to sustainability – the use of all water-based stains and glues, 100% UV finish line, all NAF materials is our everyday production practice.

GREENGUARD Gold

Tesco is the first wood library furniture manufacturer to obtain this highly regarded certification. GREENGUARD is a third party, industry-independent, organization that deploys rigorous consensus based standards for indoor air quality and certifies that manufactures meet or exceed these strict standards.

AWI Architectural Woodworking Institute

Tesco is a proud member of AWI and supports their efforts in seeking strict compliance of the highest construction standards in the delivery of architectural woodwork.

Leed & CHPS Rating Systems

These standard based programs certify that buildings follow stringent guidelines developed to reduce negative impacts to the environment as well as increase student performance with better designed facilities. Furniture does not receive certification but it can contribute to the credits the building earns. Tesco is in position to contribute to the maximum number of points available for these programs. Contact Tesco to obtain detailed information on program credits affected.


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