MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., (October 13, 2011) - Bradley's complete line of solid plastic Lenox® Lockers and Mills® Restroom Partitions made of phenolic, steel, laminate and plastic materials have received GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification and GREENGUARD Children & Schools(TM) Certification from the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. Bradley has received GREENGUARD certification for the manufactured end products in the bathroom products category (partitions and lockers) not just an individual material used in the production process.
This achievement confirms that Bradley's Lenox Lockers and Restroom Partitions are making a significant contribution to indoor air quality by meeting strict chemical and particle emission standards. Bradley's Terreon® solid surface and Terreon®RE recycled solid surface and Evero(TM) natural quartz material are also GreenGuard-certified.
The GREENGUARD Certification ProgramSM is an industry-accepted, independent, third-party testing program for low-emitting products and materials, while the GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM standard evaluates the sensitive nature of school populations combined with the unique building characteristics found in schools, and presents the most rigorous product emissions criteria to date. In addition, sustainable building programs, such as Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and LEED® for Schools, recognize and reference GREENGUARD Certification.
Achieving good indoor air quality (IAQ) in buildings is important for everyone's health. According to GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, elevated levels of VOCs contribute to poor IAQ and cause short- and long-term health issues ranging from triggering asthma and allergy attacks to neurological and respiratory disease. GREENGUARD Certified products continue to show significant reduction in both the individual chemicals emitting from their products as well as the overall levels of chemicals being released.
"By meeting the product criteria for GREENGUARD Certification, Bradley continues to reinforce its long-standing commitment to manufacture innovative restroom and locker room products that are environmentally friendly for indoor applications," says Kris Alderson, Senior Marketing Manager, Bradley Corp. "We are excited that both product lines meet GREENGUARD Certification standards through and through - including both the product materials and the end products."
Durable Lenox Lockers (www.bradleycorp.com/products/lenox/) are made from solid high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, which remains unaffected by moisture, making them rust-resistant. In addition to being odor-resistant, the lockers are designed to withstand impact, dents and scratches that would easily damage metal lockers. Dirt, grime, spray paint and markers are simply wiped away with standard cleaning products and the lockers never need to be repainted.
Made of resilient recycled material - with the choice of 30% Pre-Consumer Content or 100% Post-Consumer Content - Bradley's line of solid plastic lockers is known for its resiliency and customization features. Each style - Standard Lockers, Z-Lockers, Cubby Lockers, Gear Lockers, Bench Lockers and XL Lockers - are equipped with the greatest durability and breadth of options, in addition to quick lead times and a 20-year warranty.
Mills partitions are available in five materials, including Bradmar. Bradmar solid plastic partitions (www.bradleycorp.com/products/mills/) are ideal for high-traffic, moist and wet environments because they won't rust, dent or absorb odors. Bradmar is solid, one-inch thick 30 percent pre-consumer or 100% post-consumer recycled HDPE plastic. Because the color goes all the way through the material, it will never need painting and scratches can be easily repaired. Bradmar Partitions are highly impact resistant, so dents and broken doors are virtually eliminated, and graffiti can be easily wiped away.
About GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI)
Founded in 2001, GEI is an industry-independent, non-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification ProgramSM. The Institute's mission is to protect human health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air that people breathe. As an ANSI Accredited
Standards Developer, GEI establishes acceptable indoor environmental standards for building materials, furnishings, electronic equipment, and construction practices. The GREENGUARD Building Construction Program was established in 2006 as a best practice to prevent moisture and mold growth in new construction and is on track to become a National ANSI Standard in 2009. GREENGUARD Certification is broadly recognized and accepted by a number of "green" building programs, including the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED program. An online guide to Registered and Certified buildings and GREENGUARD Certified products is available at no charge at www.greenguard.org.
About Bradley Corp.
For 90 years, Bradley Corporation has designed and manufactured commercial washfountains, and today is the industry's exclusive source for plumbing fixtures, washroom accessories, restroom partitions, emergency fixtures and solid plastic lockers. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Bradley serves the commercial, industrial, health care, recreation, education, and corrections markets worldwide. For more information, contact Bradley, Telephone: (800) Bradley; Fax: (262) 251-5817; www.bradleycorp.com.
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