Crystal is committed to being a leader in green—in both our products and our manufacturing processes. Sound environmental practices add inherent value to our products and promote healthy lifestyles.

Green Manufacturing:

Over the years, Crystal has improved the environmental footprint of our operations by retrofitting facility lighting, installing motion detectors for lighting, improving air compressor efficiency, recovering waste air compressor heat, and using energy saving motor controls. Crystal employs material optimization technology and scrap recovery and reuse to ensure efficient use of wood materials. Our award-winning dust collection saves more than 1 million kWh of energy per year, which is equal to the power usage of 94 average homes. This system not only saves energy, it reduces dust emissions in the factory improving the quality of the indoor air.

Environmental Stewardship

ESP Certified

Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc.’s cabinet manufacturing facilities have achieved certification under the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). Crystal is proud to have been directly involved with the development of the program, which is designed as a framework for manufacturers to highlight sound environmental business practices concerning: product and process resource management, air quality, environmental management policies and systems, and community relations.

For additional information, please contact Angela Bouma at 800-347-5045 or

Environmental Stewardship Program

Green Products:

Support your healthy and sustainable lifestyles with green cabinetry options from Crystal. All of Crystals products are manufactured using sustainable practices and process. Below are a few green options available in our products.

Premium Custom – Keyline and Encore product series

  • Domestic and Canadian sourced, CARB Phase 2/TSCA Title VI compliant box work materials.
  • Certified low-emitting sealer and topcoat finishes by request.

Affordable Custom – Current and Frameless Current product series.

  • Domestic and Canadian sourced, CARB Phase 2/TSCA Title VI compliant box work materials.

Green FAQ's

Q: What makes Crystal’s custom cabinets “green”?


  • Domestically sourced and CARB Phase 2 compliant box work materials.
  • Recycled materials
  • Rapidly-renewable materials
Q: Why would a customer want to buy “green”?

A: We recognize that different customers have different green priorities. There are a multitude of reasons that a consumer may wish to choose green products. Some are interested in healthier indoor air (low-emitting materials), while others are concerned with reduced environmental impact. Green building also can save money due to the efficient use of energy, water, and materials. It can be a lifestyle choice for others.

Q: Is there a difference between “green” and “healthy”?

A: Most of the time, these terms are used interchangeably but some people see slight differences. “Green” may refer to environmental sustainability like recycled content and resource conservation. “Healthy” can mean improving indoor air quality by selecting materials that eliminate or reduce contaminant sources and ensuring proper ventilation.

Q: What does the term “rapidly-renewable” mean?

A: All plant and wood-based products are renewable resources. Typically, plant-based materials are considered rapidly-renewable if they are harvested on a ten-year cycle or less. Bamboo is a woody grass specie that meets this definition.

Q: What about the packaging Crystal uses to protect its cabinets during shipping?

A: The corrugated cardboard used in our custom boxing machine is made with post-consumer recycled content. The corrugated media is 100% post-consumer recycled fiber and the liner board ranges from 13 – 30% post-consumer recycled fiber content. Crystal’s facilities recycle more than 100 tons per year of paper and cardboard so we are doing our part to close the recycling loop.