Humabuilt cabinets are made with wheatstraw fiberboard cores and a certified sustainable wood veneer. The core materials used are completely renewable/recyclable and and manufactured without formaldehyde.
By using this core material and by being careful in their choice of adhesives and finishes, Humabuilt cabinets surpass California Air Resources Board air quality standards, some of the most stringent in the USA, and qualify for points in LEED Green Building Rating System.
Humabuilt constructs their cabinets and doors under the German principle of Bau-biologie ("Building Biology"), which is the study of how building affect our health. The principes of Bau-biologie are as follows:
- Use natural and unadulterated building materials.
- Use wall, floor, and ceiling materials that allow air diffusion and are hygroscopic, naturally regulating indoor air humidity.
- Filter and neutralize air pollutants.
- Use radiant heat and incorporate as much passive solar heat as possible.
- Eliminate or reduce man-made electromagnetic radiation (EMFs) from wiring and appliances.
- Produce, install and dispose of building materials in a way that does not contribute to environmental pollution and high energy costs.
Features of Humabuilt's Cabinets:
- Sustainable, rapidly renewable resource/recycled content cores
- Flush or Stile & Rail Cabinet Door Styles
- A-Grade Select sliced veneers
- A-Grade Select plain sawn lumber
- Available low VOC finishes
- One piece, 110 degree concealed hinges
- Semi-custom sizing
- Semi-full or standard door overlay
- Low impact on natural resources
- Surpasses C.A.R.B air quality standards
- Meets LEED Green Building Rating System Specifications
See more at Humabuilt's website. Humabuilt claims they're an affordable alternative, but we couldn't find a price point. If anyone has installed these cabinets, please share your experience!