How Modular Pharmacy Casework Systems Support Sustainability
Sustainability and efficiency are two key components for the success of any business. In today’s modern world, there are a number of ways to be eco-friendly. In the modular pharmacy casework industry, one of the ways this is accomplished is by gaining LEED certification.
LEED stands for leadership in energy and environmental design. It serves as an eco-friendly rating system for all building types. Based on the materials used for a project, points are accrued for LEED credit opportunities which can apply to a project becoming LEED certified.
How the LEED Point System Works
A LEED certification is based on the number of points a project accumulates. Receiving this certification is based upon meeting qualifications in the following areas: sustainable sites, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, water efficiency, and energy and atmosphere.
1-2 Points in LEED Certification
Our modular casework is designed in such a way that it can easily be reconfigured, relocated, or reused to meet your specific pharmaceutical space needs. When a new project uses existing millwork instead of having to create a new one, points can be accrued toward LEED certification.
Our team uses a high volume of pre-consumer recycled wood for our projects. By utilizing recycled wood instead of treated or contaminated wood, R.C. Smith contributes to better practices for environmental sustainability. Use of these eco friendly materials can also contribute toward LEED certification.
Resource Use Design for Flexibility
Our casework is intentionally designed to be reconfigured or rearranged in whatever ways best serves your business. Because of this, you have the ability to reuse pieces over and over again, which reduces waste produced from destruction of old modular casework displays.
1 Point in LEED Certification
Formaldehyde serves as a strong bonding agent for wooden boards. However, formaldehyde is also a known carcinogen, meaning it can contribute to developing cancer. Additionally, wooden products which contain this substance have been known to transfer toxic gases into indoor living and working spaces. We make sure to use sustainable, composite wood which is free of added formaldehyde, so you don’t have to worry about exposing yourself to potentially toxic chemicals.
Modular casework provides eco-friendly and sustainability options for all types of office environments. R.C Smith is a strong supporter of LEED certification. We use products which are environmentally friendly in all our pharmacy projects.
As a family owned business, we understand the importance of building things that last. To learn more about our casework services, call us today or request a design consultation.