- No old growth wood is used in the manufacture of Extira panels. They are made from wood that has no commercial timber value and is the byproduct of other operations. This leftover wood is also detrimental to the overall vitality of the forest.
- All wood comes from an area within a 200 mile radius of the Towanda, PA production facility.
- 100% northern hardwoods are used, which includes maple, beech, oak and other species.
- Extira panels are treated with zinc borate, an EPA-registered biocide and a naturally occurring earth mineral that is environmentally safe and ensures protection against termites.
No Added Urea Formaldehyde
- Extira panels have no added urea formaldehyde. This is certi ed by Scientific Certification Systems under certificate number SCS-MC-01802. They are manufactured with environmentally preferable phenolic resins.
- Through repeated testing by the Composite Panel Association (CPA), Extira panels have demonstrated formaldehyde emissions equivalent to background levels found in the environment.
- Extira panels are acknowledged by the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB)
- Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) 93120 to utilize exempt status ultra-low emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) resins.
Contributes to Green Building Programs
- Extira panels contribute to industry green building programs such as LEED and the National Green Building Standard.
JELD-WEN is constantly striving to improve the sustainability of our products and recently reinforced our efforts through obtaining UL Environment's GREENGUARD Gold Certification. With the award of GREENGUARD Gold Certification, Extira will help building and design teams meet and exceed emissions criteria for various green building programs, such as LEED®, Living Building Challenge and ASHRAE. Architects, builders, home owners and interested parties can find JELD-WEN’s certified product portfolio on UL's database, The SPOT.
About GREENGUARD Certification
As an accredited, third-party organization UL certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and serves as a resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments. All certified products must meet stringent emissions standards originally developed for the US EPA and the State of Washington building projects. GREENGUARD Certification is broadly recognized and accepted by sustainable building programs and building codes around the world.