Shaw Contract is the only carpet manufacturer that has products that can contribute to all the following LEED v4 credits:
LEED requirement: Use at least 20 different permanently installed products from at least five different manufacturers that demonstrate the chemical inventory of the product to at least 0.1% (1000 ppm).
Cradle to Cradle CertificationCM rewards achievement in five categories: material health, water, renewable energy, material reutilization, and social fairness. As part of the Cradle to Cradle material health assessment, products are third-party evaluated down to 100 parts per million, well beyond the 1000 parts per million requirement for the LEED credit.Learn more about Shaw Contract Cradle to Cradle CertificationCM
LEED requirement: Use at least 20 different permanently installed products sourced from at least five different manufacturers that meet one of the approved disclosure criteria.
An Environmental Product Declaration is based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data and provides transparency on the environmental impacts of a product from manufacture and use to end of life. A product EPD meets disclosure criteria for the LEED credit.
LEED requirement: Use at least 20 different permanently installed products from at least five different manufacturers that have publicly released a report from their raw material suppliers which include raw material supplier extraction locations, a commitment to long-term ecologically responsible land use, a commitment to reducing environmental harms from extraction and/or manufacturing processes, and a commitment to meeting applicable standards or programs voluntarily that address responsible sourcing criteria.
The annual Shaw Industries corporate sustainability report is compliant with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, addressing Shaw responsible sourcing practices and meeting LEED requirements for full contribution to this credit. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines promote transparency and provide a framework for reporting sustainability performance and disclosure.
Our latest corporate sustainability report shares our progress and investments in environmental and social responsibility, including:
LEED requirement: Use products that meet at least one of the approved responsible extraction criteria for at least 25%, by cost, of the total value of permanently installed building products in the project.
Demonstrating extended producer responsibility and leading the industry in this area, Shaw reclaims and recycles more than 1 million pounds of post-consumer carpet each year. Every tile or broadloom product with EcoWorx backing offers guaranteed reclamation and recycling at no additional cost. Extended producer responsibility is one of the criteria outlined by LEED for contribution to this credit.Learn more about Shaw reclamation and recycling
Also contributing to this credit is product recycled content. All Shaw Contract products constructed with EcoSolution Q fiber and/or EcoWorx backing contain recycled content.Visit the Shaw Contract online product catalog to view recycled content by product
LEED requirement: Conduct an integrative planning process to increase the useful life of the project space. Increase project space ﬂexibility, ease of adaptive use, and recycling of building materials while considering differential durability and premature obsolescence over building design life and individual component service lives. Use at least three of the approved strategies.
Contributing to qualifying strategies for design ﬂexibility and contributing to the LEED credit, Shaw Contract offers a take back program, recyclable materials, accessible systems, and movable ﬂoors.
All EcoWorx products are backed with an environmental guarantee for free reclamation and recycling. The returned materials are 100% recyclable.Learn more about EcoWorx reclamation and recycling
And, when installed with LokDots, Shaw Contract tile can be installed allowing access to underﬂoor systems, or removed and reuse. LokDots offers a 97% reduction in materials compared to wet adhesive, is virtually VOC-free, and provides an alternative to wet adhesive.Learn more about LokDots
LEED requirement: Achieve the threshold level of compliance with emissions and content standards; points awarded based on number of product categories achieving compliance.
All Shaw Contract carpet is CRI Green Label Plus certified, ensuring low VOC emissions across the entire line of carpet tile and broadloom products and meeting LEED requirements.EcoWorx, EcoWorx Tile, EcoLogix ES > Ultraloc > Walk-off Tile >