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An Eco-Friendly company constantly strives to make business decisions that work to establish a symbiotic relationship with the environment and towards the conservation of our natural resources.
Vigilant has dedicated itself to becoming an environmentally conscious organization; to utilize eco-friendly materials, work within the guidelines of the USGBC, and produce products that will benefit its users without harming the environment.
We work hard every day to create sustainability in our environment, community and within our customer’s projects.
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Solid Mahogany and other materials – Vigilant uses the highest quality, sustainable wood species that are not endangered and by their use do not threaten the environment. The mahogany species used in our wine racking and cabinetry follow the path of sustainability.
NAUF (no added urea formaldehyde) – Formaldehyde is a colorless gas and volatile organic compound found in many common products. Although formaldehyde is a natural element, too much can lead to an unsustainable environment. As of January 1, 2010, Vigilant has replaced all composite woods with NAUF PureBond material.
PureBond – Creates its composite material with soy based adhesives and any additional components are formaldehyde free. PureBond is CARB 2 certified and is compliant with LEED program guidelines for low-emitting materials.
Low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) – Many organic compounds like trees, plants and soils emit VOCs. With ventilation being limited in enclosed buildings, harmful VOC levels may remain, making the environment potentially unsafe to occupants. This frequently occurs in new construction and products. In an effort to “go green” Vigilant utilizes stain and finish that emit low VOC levels, contributing to a safer and better environment.
Greenguard certified finish (indoor air quality certified) – Greenguard is one of the most strict certification programs, testing for over 2000 volatile organic compounds and chemicals. Vigilant utilizes water-based finishes that are Greenguard certified. Greenguard is recognized by many green building organizations. In particular, Greenguard products help obtain points in LEED'slow-emitting materials category.
With growing concerns about our environment, Vigilant has decided to become environmentally proactive by reducing the amount of energy, water and paper used. The company has already made small improvements on the office side as shown below.
Being environmentally conscious has been nothing but beneficial for Vigilant. We have been conserving resources and cutting down on our waste to make the environment more friendly. Vigilant produces a large amount of products daily and we have made sure we are helping the environment out as much as possible, while making these products. The following is a eco-friendly list of the actions Vigilant has taken on the manufacturing side.