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With our roots in the landscape and a stated purpose to “Enrich Outdoor Spaces,” Landscape Forms has a special relationship to the natural environment. Review our Environmental Statement to better understand our earth friendly policies.

By employing recycled materials and wood from managed forests (including wood with FSC® Chain of Custody Certification upon request), adopting environmentally sustainable processes, producing products that are also recyclable, and implementing energy efficient systems and the use of “green” products in our facility, we meet our customers’ expectation for high-design, high-quality products that also help them meet their sustainable goals.

Landscape Forms products are designed and engineered to live long, useful lives in outdoor spaces without the use of cleaning chemicals to maintain the finish. We test our seating products to BIFMA durability standards. Products are designed to allow replacement of damaged parts. Our longevity and low maintenance goals translate into better stewardship of the earth’s resources.

Landscape Forms products contribute to LEED certification in the following ways:

Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) control
One option to meet this prerequisite includes creating outdoor smoking areas. Landscape Forms tables, chairs, sunshades and benches create an oasis that can be placed far away from entrances and non-smoking occupants. We offer several ash urn styles including litter receptacle and ash urn combinations.
 
Alternative Transportation, Bicycle Friendly Site Planning
Landscape Forms bike racks provide a suitable means for securing bicycles.
 
Landscape and Exterior Design to Reduce Heat Islands
Providing shade is a big part of our product story. Kaleidoscope canopies provide shade for large parking areas, walkways or plazas. Tables with any of our umbrella styles offer shade to open areas.
 
Renewable Energy
Landscape Forms new Smart Technology adds solar lighting to Annapolis bollards and Kaleidoscope canopies and transit shelters.
 
Recycled Content of building products
Metal is the world’s most recycled material and is fully recyclable. Our products are primarily formed of steel and aluminum. The recycled content of these metals range as high as 100%: consistent with the industry standard of 60% Post Consumer and 40% Post Industrial. PolySite recycled plastic timbers, formed of HDPE with a 90% recycled content, may be specified for several Landscape Forms products. Refer to our PolySite® Technical Sheet for more details. PolySite is 100% recyclable. Review our list of recycled content by product.
 
Local/Regional Materials, Harvesting and Extracting Locally
The majority of Landscape Forms products are assembled in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Products shipping to job sites within a 500-mile radius of Kalamazoo meet this credit requirement. The majority of our steel and extruded aluminum comes from mills and plants within 150 miles of our facility. When a specific product and option has been selected, contact your Landscape Forms representative to initiate calculation to meet this credit criterion.
 
FSC Certified Wood
Landscape Forms uses only wood from responsibly managed forests and has received Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody certification (RA-COC-001261). Upon request, we will provide FSC certified wood contact us for a quote and lead-time. Chain of Custody certification applies to Landscape Forms furniture made from maple, oak, redwood and ipe. To specify benches with the greatest potential use of FSC® certified wood, please refer to these styles: Arcata, Austin, Balustrade, Gretchen, Palisade, Plainwell, Sonoma (backless style).