Sorting through all this "Green" stuff and trying to decide what is just "greenwashing" is making me nuts.
I want to be as eco-friendly as possible, wood from an FSC-certified forest, no melamine inside cabinets, water-based stains, formaldehyde free, etc. Very tough to find.
I met with KD who wants me to get Wood-Mode and says they're Eco-friendly, but yet they don't have LEED certification, they're not totally formaldehyde free, no water-based stains, no FSC certification, etc. He was trying to tell me how hard it is to get those certifications, and that they're still eco-friendly. And that really no one does water based stains (which I know isn't true). I'm sure they are, on some level, but maybe not "green enough" for me. There are some cabinet companies out there that sound super Green, e.g., Neil Kelly, but they're on the West coast and there are no dealers nearby.
Crystal Cabinets and Breathe Easy have dealers nearby me in Long Island. Anyone know much about those cabinet manufacturers or have used them? Am I being crazy? (I know I am, but...)
I also know that at some point I will prob need to just find a happy medium. I loved the KD I met, and honestly doubt that someone else, even if they carry the cabinet line I want, will be as good a match for us.
Thanks in advance for any Green advice.