US store chain commits to Environmental Responsibility

US store chain, Pier 1 Imports, is on a mission to build high quality, sustainable facilities, and has chosen international company, Lamboo, Inc. specifically for refits and new construction for their awning and door systems in U.S. stores.

With the highly renewable resource of bamboo, Pier 1 Imports has made the commitment to staying environmentally responsible through the use of Lamboo products while ensuring that their stores will not only have long lasting stable systems, but will also continue to be aesthetically pleasing for their customers.

Lamboo, Inc. is a value-based company that is committed to environmental, social and economic sustainability through creating an engineered laminated bamboo product. The performance, strength and appealing characteristics of Lamboo products are simply unmatched in the industry.

Architects recognize the growing demand of using sustainable, quality materials for their projects. Within the global retail industry, the meaning of being “green” or “eco-friendly” has risen to an entirely new level. Companies are now putting demands that even their storefronts become something of worth to our environment. The must be sustainable; they must be durable and they must be aesthetically pleasing.

Companies that are taking on this complete meaning of being environmentally responsible aren’t stopping at recyclable bags at the checkout counter. They checkout counter itself; sustainable, the garbage-can by the door; also sustainable, even the door they walked through is sustainable. Lamboo, Inc. is gladly playing a part in this big picture of ecological change.

Lamboo’s manufacturing process uses 15% less embodied energy than that of engineered wood and 300% less embodied energy than aluminum and steel. Lamboo has isolated 4 out of the 1600 species of bamboo to be used for all of its architectural and structural applications. Lamboo is produced from only mature plants, anywhere from their 6th to 8th year of life to allow for optimal hardness and strength. The growth rate and potential offered by bamboo makes it superlative for the construction industry.

Pier 1 Imports is utilizing the LAMBOO® ELEMENTS™  series in their Pier 1 awning systems. These exterior grade components and panels feature proprietary manufacturing processes and bonding agents to resist moisture and last throughout harsh environments. These components are on average 20% more stable than hardwoods and up to 40% more stable than softwoods such as pine or Douglas fir. Lamboo products attain all low V.O.C. guidelines by LEED (USGBC) and do not produce off gassing in production or application.