Posted on July 16, 2015 by Scott Gibson
Lumber Liquidators, under investigation for selling Chinese-made laminate flooring with excessive levels of formaldehydeChemical found in many building products; most binders used for manufactured wood products are formaldehyde compounds. Reclassified by the United Nations International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2004 as a “known human carcinogen.", is busy buffing its environmental image.
The company announced that it has opened a retail outlet in Santa Barbara, California, that aims for LEEDLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify.
certification. The store is the first of the company's 360 outlets to do so. The U.S. Green Building Council, which administers LEED, says on its web site that thee store's certification is "in progress."