Creative Wood continues to strive towards practical, effective, sustainable, material implementation.
As a wood furniture manufacturer, Creative Wood and our vendors, work in unison to create a product and work environment that is focused on minimizing our global environmental impact. Our vendors are committed to forest management, and to carefully monitor the methods used in maintaining a sustained yield. As our products are made to last through the years, we recognize the importance of nurturing the forests and other materials to grow with us.
Creative Wood products lays up their own veneers for all wood products that we fabricate, as well as for many other local manufacturers. This practice allows for “cut to size” panels and maximum parts optimization for the elimination of unnecessary material waste. Creative Wood also ships all product blanket wrapped on consolidated freight loads. This practice leaves minimal material waste in warehouses and jobsites, and also minimizes carbon output on roads and highways.
Sustainability and LEED Point Contributions
Creative Wood products would be able to contribute towards a LEED rating, through the following categories:
MR Credit 4.1 and 4.2, Recycled Content
Through FSC® and NAUF substrate material that incorporates all wood components 1-2 points can be achieved for this credit.
MR credit 5.1, Regional Materials
With 20% of the combined value of construction and furniture materials and products would be manufactured within 500 miles of Oakland, CA. 1 point can be achieved for these credits.
R Credit 6, Rapidly Renewable Materials
Through the use of bamboo veneer, solid plyboo plywood, sunflower and wheat board panels, 1 point can be achieved with 5% of the total value of aforementioned materials.
MR Credit 7, Certified Materials
Creative Wood Products Inc is an SCS Certified chain of custody supplier and manufacturer of FSC® material (license# fsc-c081620). With the use of at least 50% of FSC® materials for new wood based products and materials, 1 point can be achieved.