Dec 20, 2022
KCMA Helps Contractors Promote Wood-based Cabinets
As awareness of climate change grows, contractors need to educate their customers on how products like wood-based cabinets can advance a lower carbon future. In response, the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) has launched an initiative to help contractors with tools to provide information about the sustainability advantages of using wood-based materials in kitchens and cabinets. Data from the Composite Panel Association (CPA) says the North American composite wood used in kitchens and bathrooms in 2021 alone is sequestering over three million metric tons of carbon which is 1.08 million metric tons more carbon that is released by turning that wood into cabinets and substrates for countertops. That means when a composite panel is sent to a kitchen cabinet manufacturer, it has already offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its production and has the capacity to store that carbon for decades.