While not yet LEED certified, TLS by Design is implementing a business plan that will lead to this conclusion through a series of phases.TLS feels a responsibility to be as environmentally conscious as possible, both in terms of the materials and procedures utilized during production.
As for our product, we only use high resilience foam that contains 15-35% soy product in the form of a Bio-based Polyol , our 8-Way ModuCoilŪ suspension is made with recycled steel only, and all of our wood finishes are water-based.
As to our facility and opertaing systems, we have installed the highest efficiency T-5 fluorescent lights and the highest efficiency vent-less furnaces for heat.Our 60+ foot long cutting table is made from recycled bowling alley lanes.
Our carbon footprint is minimized by sourcing a majority of our goods within a 75 mile radius of our workshop.Our wood is grown, dried and milled locally. Shipping, being one of the largest contributors to polluting the environment, is kept to a minimum by partnering with other firms to tie into their existing routes and sharing backhaul trucks for a majority of supplies.
In 2010 TLS became the first company of it's size recognized as a finalist for the Sage Award. Click here to review the Press Release.