Airstream Inc.’s Nest has received Certified Green status from TRA Certification, earning the “Silver” level of certification. According to a press release, Airstream will begin applying TRA’s green label on all Nest trailers.
“This is a new Airstream product that I’m proud to have join the Class Bs and travel trailers as being green certified,” said Mandy Leazenby, president of TRA Certification.
Regarding sesource efficiency, TRA reported that the Nest production line recycles or reuses over 50% of manufacturing waste. The company also utilizes multiple jig and CNC systems to reduce waste and maximize material usage while several materials are cut to size by the supplier and several materials are also shipped using reusable shipping containers. Although the Nest contains very little wood, any used is SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) certified.
In the category of energy efficiency, Airstream’s units are sample tested in a rain booth to ensure a durable product. In addition, Nest includes over 90% interior and exterior LED lighting and a ductless air conditioner to reduce wasted energy. Nest is also pre-wired for solar panels.
Nest units are also water efficient, using a low-flow toilet while the water used for rain booth testing is recycled. Also, all Nest trailers are ultra-sonically tested to detect even minute openings in the trailer body that would allow water leaks.
Nest incorporates zero carpeting which makes for easy clean-up and healthier indoor air quality. Airstream also uses low VOC interior sealants, hard flooring and cabinets and the units are cleaned with low-VOC products.
For more information visit www.certifiedgreenrvs.com.