Friday, August 8, 2008

Cooknee In Fairfield Announces "Green" Cabinets By Aya

Cooknee Kitchen & Bath, a Cincinnati-area niche cabinet dealer, announces its updated and unique “green” cabinet options by Aya Kitchens. Aya, originating in Toronto, Canada and featured on HGTV’s Divine Design with brand spokesperson and designer Candice Olsen, offers unique choices in green cabinets not commonly found in this region.

Aya launched its original Green Design program in 2007 to offer a formaldehyde-free plywood cabinet (compliant with USGBC’s LEED EQ Credit 4.4 for Low Emitting Materials).

“This year they have expanded their green program to offer a 100% formaldehyde-free particle board cabinet – which is unique in the cabinet industry.” states Julie Savchenko, owner.

According to Savchenko, green cabinets are often in a higher price tier because they are made of solid plywood. However, Aya’s NEW green particle board option keep costs down for consumers and are only slightly higher in price than their standard particle board cabinet – which already surpasses industry low emission standards.

“Either way you go, you’re getting a more eco-friendly cabinet with any of their options than most other cabinet brands,” Savchenko adds. “Solid birch formaldehyde-free cabinets are also available for the customer that doesn’t want particle board.”

Aya’s Exotic Collection of green door styles in bamboo, zebrawood and wenge woods was also launched and is made with trees all harvested from sustainable forests.

Aya is a leader in “green” cabinet production in North America. For years, they have been a manufacturer that meets or exceeds Canada’s strict LEED-type checks and balances system that’s mirrored by Europe’s standards which lead the world in efficient, eco-friendly living. Aya continues to improve their cutting-edge recycling methods for packaging, wood and finishes and waste reduction programs. They use all eco-friendly finishing products with minimal HAPS (Hazardous Air Pollutants) and an industry-exclusive UV cured topcoat.

Cooknee is Cincinnati’s exclusive dealer for Aya Kitchens ( and focuses on bringing the cutting edge style of European cabinets to the region for both modern or traditional interiors. Cooknee began business in May 2004 and currently works with several custom builders, architects and designers in the Cincinnati area. More information is available online at

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