TBC Values

Environmental & Social Responsibility

Our corporate ethic is reflected in our people and our mentality toward our products and services. We take pride in our hand-on approach to each project and our cultivation of a close working relationship with all our staff.

TBC contributes to environmental and social causes that contribute to a better world. Below is further information about our products environmental attributes, our facility, and some of the causes we support.

Anatomy of TBC‘s ’Green’ Console

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ANATOMY OF TBC’s ‘GREEN’ CONSOLE
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COUNTERTOP
FSC NAUF core, special water-based adhesive, vinyl-free edging.

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ALLUMINUM EXTRUSIONS
Greater than 50% recycled content, complies with ISO 14021 and applicable for LEED credits 4.1 for recycled content, as well as credits for 80-90% being recovered from scrap within 500 miles of the job site.

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RACK TURRETS
HDPE, powdercoated steel vent lid. Wilsonart PLAM with GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality Certification.

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BASE PANELS
HDPE base access panels. Low VOC. Recycled content.

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BASE FRAME
Formed steel framework components contain approx. 70% recycled content, and are finished with low VOC powder coat process with a near 99% utilization rate.

*Features shown may not be standard on all consoles.

Recycled Content

We source our raw materials from components with over 50% recycled content and use select local manufacturers who share our values. Our products are built to last with a modular design that allows for easy to disassemble and re-use. Technical furniture at TBC utilizes a unique “Trac” system, which is specially designed to be upgraded on site including front and rear tracks that allow for unlimited lateral positioning of monitors.

We have worked to remove hazardous and non-sustainable materials and processes through maintaining and analyzing Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDSs) and sourcing products that do not off-gas into the environment.

LEED Green Building Program

TBC’s technical furniture is built with materials that can meet or exceed LEED criteria, which is a voluntary rating system administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED applies for commercial buildings, homes, and neighborhoods.

TBC’s has worked on a number of projects, including LEED platinum buildings, that are seeking to ensure products comply with various
environmental standards. Our projects can add points for “Commercial Interiors”, “Existing Buildings” and “New Construction/Major Renovations”
in the following major categories:

  • Construction Waste Management
  • Recycled Content
  • Resource Reuse
  • Local/Regional Material
  • Low-Emitting Materials
  • Innovation & Design (Ergonomics)

To receive more information about the materials we use and compliance with your particular requirements, please contact us.

LEED - U.S. Green Building Council

TBC is proud to be a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green building.

Operational Sustainability

We are continuously reexamining our recycling conservation and recycling efforts for our products and our office environment. The following are some of the ways we ensure our products, processes, and facility is more environmentally friendly:

  • Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) in the melamine treated particle board. EPP is demonstrably preferable through use of
    recycled/recovered wood fiber and adherence to emission standards lower than government regulations.
  • CARB-compliant, meeting stringent California Formaldehyde Regulations.
  • Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certification in finishing with Wilsonart laminate.
  • Sourcing water-based adhesive without Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Nonylphenols or Nonylphenol Ethoxylates.
  • Renewable materials in finishing with Forbo linoleum.
  • Shop reuse and recycling program for metal and acrylic, including scrap materials.
  • Local recycling of cardboard and use of recycled content for our shipping materials.
  • Office recycling program for paper and cans.
  • Reducing plastic trash by using compostable products in our office.
  • Sourcing our materials from local suppliers when possible.
  • Packaging does not use Styrofoam/Polystyrene material.
  • Shipping using wood pallets and blankets which are returned, cleaned, and reused.
  • Availability of Carbon Neutral shipments through UPS.

Social Responsibility

TBC believes that part of environmental sustainability means giving back to the community. TBC contributes to several non-profit organizations, including:

 
Unicef
The Nature Conservancy
United Way
Thirteen WNET New York
PBS
WNYC
NPR

Organizations who are looking for TBC to contribute to their cause financially or with an in-kind donation are encouraged to contact us.