TRA Certification announced that Coachmen RV’s Galleria Class B motorhomes have earned the company’s gold level of certification.
“This group of people was a pleasure to work with and were striving to earn the highest certification level they could,” said Mandy Leazenby, green program manager at TRA Certification, in a press release.
In the resource efficiency category, the Galleria plant recycles or reuses over 50% of its manufacturing waste and utilize multiple jig systems to reduce waste and maximize material usage. In addition, the Galleria incorporates flooring and insulation that includes recycled content and the flooring also contains sustainable, raw bio-based material. Several materials are cut to size by the supplier and the units incorporate materials with recycled content.
In the category of energy efficiency, the motorhomes are soap pressurized for leaks as well as sample tested in a rain booth to ensure a durable product. The RVs include LED lighting along with a duct-free cooling system and each unit is solar powered.
The Galleria coaches are also water efficient, equipping units with a low-flow kitchen faucet, showerhead and toilet while the water used for rain booth testing and water line testing is also recycled.
The Galleria Class B incorporates very little carpeting which makes for easy clean-up and healthier indoor air quality. They also use low VOC interior sealants. Ductwork is located above the floor so dirt, dust and other contaminants aren’t being re-introduced into the air.
Low-VOC flooring and formaldehyde-free insulation are also beneficial to the indoor environment and units are cleaned with low-VOC products.