Doing Our Part
At Stoney Creek Furniture we're reducing our carbon footprint because we understand the importance of doing our part in protecting the environment.
- All of our showroom lights have been retro fitted and upgraded to LED low wattage lighting.
- The T5 Flourescent lighting we use are environmentally friendly by consuming less energy then incandescent bulbs.
- All of our warehouse lights are on motion sensors that go on and off to save energy.
- We are committed to the best possible recycling programs for all of our packaging. With our deluxe delivery service, we unpackaged and blanket wrap our furniture, so that our customers are not left with the packaging material. We collect all of our cardboard and compile it in our baler machine. Then it gets picked up for recycling.
- We use paper bags for the sale of our smaller accessory items.
- We do our best to reuse and recycle plastics and other recyclable materials in both our showroom and warehouse locations.
- We have installed a full TPO membrane roofing system to reflect the sunlight and insulate the roof on our flagship showroom location in Stoney Creek.
- We purchase from manufacturers and suppliers who use sustainably sourced components, including lumber and soy based foam that is emissions tested. We will continue to source and be mindful of products with a sustainable story attached.
- We have installed air barriers to doors and loading bays in our warehouse to reduce heat loss and enable efficient temperature control.
We feel a sense of responsibility to our customers and community to be as environmentally responsible as possible. Luckily there is consumer demand for product that is eco minded and we have partners that can provide us with certain
products that have recycled elements and sustainable stories attached. We do purchase as local as possible to reduce the
carbon footprint. We also support manufacturing that harvest wood sustainably and in an ethical manner.
On a recent upholstery order, we used a few fabrics that are from the LiveSmart Evolve collection. The fabric is made from recycled water bottles. It’s amazing, as each yard has about 9 water bottles in it. An average sofa contains about 13 yards of fabric, which is 117 recycled water bottles of LiveSmart Evolve fabric per sofa! Customers can have a beautiful sofa and have peace of mind knowing that their purchase is a part of positive change for the world we live in.
Certified flexible polyurethane foams meet CertiPUR-US® program standards for content, emissions and durability, and are analyzed by independent, accredited testing laboratories.
Made without ozone depleters
Ozone’s presence is important in our upper atmosphere, where it provides a shield from the sun’s radiant en-
ergy. The Montreal Protocol, adopted in 1987, mandated that industries eliminate ozonedepleting chlorouoro-
carbons (CFCs) by the year 2000. U.S. foam producers were well ahead of schedule in complying with this reg-
ulation. Unfortunately, in some parts of the world, CFCs are still used to manufacture foam. The CertiPUR-US?
label prohibits the use of any CFCs, or other ozone depleters, in the foam manufacturing process.
Made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (“Tris”) flame retardants
Some PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) were used in foam to meet certain state flammability require-
memts, but those PBDEs were effectively banned in the U.S. by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in
2005. Other flame retardants that have been identified by the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) as substanc-
es that may cause cancer, may cause genetic defects, or may damage fertility or unborn child (1A, 1B) may not
be used in certified foam. TDCPP or TCEP (“Tris”) are among these FRs. A complete list of specific FRs prohib-
ited in certified foam may be found in our Technical Guidelines or at certipur.us/FAQ.
Made without mercury, lead and heavy metals
Though not common components of foam chemistry, heavy metals in food (mercury in fish) and in the home
(lead paint in children’s toys) have made the entire heavy metal family an area of concern. CertiPUR-US® lab-
oratory testing subjects material extracted to molecular analysis capable of detecting even trace amounts of
heavy metal content. CertiPUR-US® verifies that registered foams are made without mercury, lead and other
Made without formaldehyde
Like heavy metals, formaldehyde has never been used as a raw material in foam. Formaldehyde has been
labeled as a cause of poor indoor air quality. The absence of formaldehyde in foam is verified in Certi-
PUR-US®-certified foam by a small chamber emission test.
Made without prohibited phthalates
Phthalates (pronounced “thal’-ates”) are mainly used as a softening agent in the manufacture of some con-
sumer products. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (2009) eliminated the use of seven specific
phthalates for use in children’s toy and child care items. CertiPUR-US? goes a step further by requiring de-
tailed laboratory analysis of foam extractions and prohibiting the use of phthalates regulated by the Consumer
Product Safety Commission in all CertiPUR-US® certified foams.
Low emission (low VOCs)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a major component of air pollution. VOC emissions from household
products are also a concern for indoor air quality. CertiPUR-US® certified foams are tested using a small
chamber test standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).* In the test, foam
samples are conditioned for 72 hours after which emissions of total organic compounds are measured. Results
of this test verify that CertiPUR-US? compliant foams have low emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5
parts per million).