iZone Imaging is Green To The Core.
At iZone Imaging, we are committed to the protection of our environment and to ensuring that the suppliers of our raw materials pass along our high standards for sustainability. iZone Imaging’s manufacturing process and products are environmentally friendly and we continue to make sustainability a priority even as we improve upon our CHPL quality and performance.
No solvents or toxic chemicals are used in our process, and iZone’s CHPL is a chemically inert material. It does not emit harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which makes it an ideal material for storing or displaying fragile, archival materials. Our printers only use eco-friendly, non-VOC emitting water-based inks.
The majority of our paper content, or the central “core” of our panels, is sourced from suppliers who are Chain of Custody (CoC) certified through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) using the Controlled Wood Standard (CWS).
Our uniquely integrated, “start-to-finish” manufacturing facility offers increased efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint. For example, in 2012 a new energy efficient cooling tower was installed to which improved energy consumption in our manufacturing process by approximately 30%.
Finally, iZone employees are committed to eco-friendly causes, and follow internal recycling and waste reduction program to ensure minimal environmental impacts.
LEED Rating System sections that may apply to the use of CHPL on your project include:
- Local/Regional Materials (MR Credit 5, for projects within 500 miles of our plant in Temple, TX.
- Certified Wood (MR Credit 7).
- Indoor Environmental Quality and Low-Emitting Materials (EQ credit 4.1 and 4.4).