The best way to protect the environment is to build products that last, reducing the need for replacement.
We believe that starts with selecting and constructing cabinets and accessories with the right materials, and producing products in facilities that are designed to generate as little waste as possible.
All Yorktowne cabinets are environmentally kind, built with enduring, natural materials that stand the test of time. Feel good about your home being a part of the solution, and not contributing to the problem.
Yorktowne is a certified maker in the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers' Association (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). The ESP provides uniform standards that encourage cabinet manufacturers to put into place policies and practices that benefit the environment and communities in which we do business.
Whether you’re striving to achieve LEED certification for a project, or you’re simply interested in practicing good environmental principles, Elkay utilizes sustainable processes that may contribute towards LEED certification points.
Yorktowne partners with suppliers to ensure continued environmental stewardship. We select materials manufactured to meet or surpass current regulatory requirements, including low formaldehyde emissions. We have substantially reduced our emissions by working in partnership with our finish suppliers to develop improved coatings and filtration systems.
Our paint curing ovens utilize the latest in computerized quartz light technology. The ovens only heat and cure the applied finish material which makes them 50 percent more efficient than conventional gas ovens. The oven bulbs have a 10-year life, or 20,000 hours.
All sawdust and wood shavings generated in our manufacturing process are siphoned through a filtration system, removing 99.99% of dust particles down to 10 microns in size. This practically eliminates any discharge of wood dust into the atmosphere. The air filtration system in our paint department removes 99.97% of particulate matter.
By deploying an innovative Cyclomix technology in our facilities, we've dramatically changed the way wood finishes are prepared. Proven technology and accurate proportioning eliminates the need to estimate the amount of catalyzed material needed, and reduces waste by minimizing disposal of unused material.