Sustainable Design: Green Product KIREI BOARD
As an interior designer and LEED AP (Accredited Professional), I feel a responsibility to my clients and our planet to share and educate on issues of green design and sustainability. In an effort to accomplish this, I am going to start adding posts that feature a cool green product, material or innovative sustainable design solution. To read more about LEED and MANDARINA STUDIO’s belief in Sustainable Design, please click here.
The first product I’d like to showcase is Kirei Board which is manufactured from reclaimed sorghum straw and no-added formaldehyde adhesive. An environmentally friendly substitute for wood, Kirei Baord has many applications such as architectural millwork, wallcovering, furniture, retail displays for residential and commercial interiors. A project can use Kirei Board toward LEED Credits in several categories including Recycled Content, Renewable Materials and low-emitting materials. It has a very beautiful, unique and modern aesthetic as shown in these photos taken from the Kirei USA website.