Healthier Hospitals

Editor's Note: The HON Initiate line has been discontinued as of Saturday, January 2, 2016. For details on its replacement line, contact us at AAA Business Supplies & Interiors.

As a green certified business and contributing member of the Bay Area Green Business Program, at AAA Business Supplies and Interiors we are excited about the wide range of environmentally conscious products that HON has to offer. The office furniture manufacturer has certainly risen to the Safer Chemicals Challenge put forth by the Healthier Hospital’s Initiative (HHI.)

The HHI is a nation-wide strategy that improves environmental health and sustainability in the health care industry. One of its many goals is to encourage hospitals to purchase furniture and medical furnishings that utilize safer chemicals. Specifically, the team at HHI would like to see a reduction in the intentional use of formaldehyde, halogenated flame retardants (HFR), per-fluorinated compounds (PFC) and vinyl (polyvinyl chloride, or PVC.) You would be surprised to learn just how many products are manufactured with chemicals that are known to damage the environment.

Featured Eco-friendly Furniture/Furnishings

The following pieces of furniture can be used in a wide range of offices, not just in the medical sector.

The Initiate Workstation by HON is not only elegant and simple to install, but it is also certified under Scientific Certification System (SCS) Indoor Advantage Gold, which recognizes its compliance for air emissions requirements. This particular model has also earned a level A certification for its superior sustainability attributes.

HON has a wide variety of seating products and fabrics that are HFR, PFC, and PVC-free. They may have reduced the harmful chemicals, but they have not sacrificed comfort, style, or functionality.

The Ignition Executive High Back Chair is ergonomic in addition to being green compliant and made with 48 percent recycled content.


Whether you are in the market for tables to outfit your cafeteria, conference room, or entire workstations, HON has a multitude of options that contain less than one percent of PVC.

The Preside Conference Table, pictured below, along with the Motivate Series Tables are responsible choices when considering the environment, in addition, they are modern and stylish.

Preside Table Top Preside Table Base

HON’s Abound Panel Systems practically fulfill all the requirements when it comes to meeting the Safer Chemicals Challenge.

HON manufactures a wide variety of storage solutions; as well as vertical and lateral filing systems that not only comply to, but exceed current safety standards.

For animations of some of the products featured, visit HON’s website.

At AAA Business Supplies and Interiors, we strive to exceed the current standards as well; we operate a green facility and offer an extensive range of eco-friendly furniture and products so that our clientele can do the same. Learn more about how your company can reduce its carbon footprint with our wide variety of green office products.

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