Buildings + Occupants
We actively support building programs including Green Building Council of Australia, LEED, WELL, Living Building Challenge, Green Star, and other global building certification programs. Our products can help you meet these program standards to create sustainable buildings within your communities.
Learn more about some of the building programs we support:
Australia's national authority on sustainable buildings and communities
The leading tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings globally
Living Building Challenge
An ambitious performance standard for buildings
We're a Proud Member of the GBCA
Established in 2002, the Green Building Council of Australia is our national authority on sustainable buildings, communities and cities. Their vision is to create healthy, resilient and positive places for people, whilst leading the sustainable transformation of Australia’s built environment.
Receive Maximum Green Star Points with Shaw Contract
Shaw Contract modular and broadloom products are certified by ‘Good Environmental Choice Australia Limited’ (GECA) with the highest level of certification (‘GECA 50-2011 v2’).
This certification is recognised as a ‘Level A’ rating, under the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA’s) Assessment Framework for Product Certification Schemes. This allows Shaw Contract’s products to achieve maximum product scores in three areas of the Green Star rating tools – Flooring Materials, PVC and Indoor Environmental Quality.
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Cradle to Cradle & the GBCA
Responsible Products Framework
Cradle to Cradle Certified® Version 4.0 has now been recognised by the GBCA under their Responsible Products Framework.
We have been actively engaged in Cradle to Cradle design with the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for more than 20 years, introducing the first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ and PVC-free flooring product in 1999. Our EcoWorx® carpet tile has also recently achieved certification under the new, more rigorous 4.0 standard, making us the 1st product in the built environment globally to achieve this.
DID YOU KNOW?
Almost 90% of the products we manufacture are Cradle to Cradle certified, and we have ambitious goals to make that 100% by 2030.
Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP)
Shaw Contract's Accredited Staff
The GBCA's Green Star Professional program allows professionals to be recognised for their knowledge and contribution to building a more sustainable built environment. Shaw Contract is committed to supporting this program, and many team members are already GSAP Certified:
- Allison Trebilcock, Account Manager VIC
- Anton Arathoon, Regional Vice President
- Ciaran Coombe, Business Development Manager
- Chelsea Pirreca, Account Manager ACT
- Claire Hancock, Marketing Manager
- Dave Moolman, Regional Vice President
- Joanna Smith, Account Manager VIC
- Melanie Jackson, Account Manager WA
- Rhianon McGregor, Account Manager VIC & TAS
Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment
Shaw Contract was one of the first GBCA members to support the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment.
The Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment drives the scale and pace of action necessary to reduce carbon emissions and requires a transformation in the way we design, build and operate buildings. The aim is to inspire industry and governments to develop aggressive strategies to start the actions necessary for change, and to fulfil their obligations within the Commitment.
Signatories are required to evaluate their current energy use and associated emissions across their portfolios; identify opportunities to reduce energy wastage and improve energy efficiency; power their buildings from renewable energy sources; and report on progress against decarbonisation targets. All signatories will be expected to meet high verification standards, in the lead up to and in the year of achievement of net zero carbon emission buildings, and report annually on progress.
We're a Proud Member of the WorldGBC
The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is a global network leading the transformation of the built environment to make it healthier and more sustainable. We are part of the WorldGBC Corporate Advisory Board - a select group of companies which serves to guide WorldGBC on its strategy and activities.
Health and well-being are fundamental human rights for everyone, anywhere in the world.
Our six principles cover all stages of the building and construction life cycle, as well as broad socioeconomic and environmental determinants of health - a new position for the global WorldGBC network. We are proud to defend this ambitious leadership.
Cristina Gamboa, CEO WorldGBC
WorldGBC Corporate Advisory Board
Todd Jarvis, Global Marketing Director for Shaw Contract, is a representative on the WorldGBC Corporate Advisory Board.
The Corporate Advisory Board is a select group of companies who are global leaders in sustainability, and which serve to guide WorldGBC on its strategy and activities.
It is with the financial support of the Corporate Advisory Board that the WorldGBC can advance green buildings as an effective solution to environmental, social and economic issues, and help member Green Building Councils to grow and flourish.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LEED v4 is an internationally recognised environmental certification program, that is driving massive change in the way that buildings are constructed and renovated globally.
Obtaining LEED certification means your building is energy efficient, produces lower carbon emissions, and maintains a healthier environment for commercial, public, and residential spaces.
For architects and developers seeking LEED certification, the choice of products is a vital part of the process. Our Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products can help you achieve this certification.
We're All In.
We’re ‘All In – one building, one space, at a time.’
We believe in designing beautiful spaces that foster a great human experience, and we care as much about our product's impact as you do about your buildings.
A number of our buildings are LEED Certified including our global headquarters (the Create Centre) and our carpet tile manufacturing facilities in Adairsville, Georgia, USA; Cartersville, Georgia, USA; and Nantong, China.
Our Flooring contributes to LEED
MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimisation - Material Ingredients
- Option 1: Material Ingredient Reporting
MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimisation - Material Ingredients
- Option 2: Material Ingredient Optimisation
MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimisation - Environmental Product Declarations
- Option 1: Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimisation - Sourcing of Raw Materials
- Option 2: Leadership Extraction Practices
EQ Credit: Low Emitting Materials
- Option 1: Product Category Calculations
MR Credit: Interiors LifeCycle Impact Reduction
- Option 3: Design for Flexibility
View how our products align with these criteria
To learn more about how a specific product contributes to LEED view a product's full specification documentation.
St Clare's Primary School by ROAM Architects | Photography by Tatjana Pitt
IT'S ABOUT HEALTH + WELL-BEING
The definition of sustainability is continually being stretched, especially for the built environment. Increasingly, companies are investing more resources into the health and well-being of their employees.
We’re frequently asked how Shaw Contract products contribute to the WELL Building Standard focusing on people and healthy workspaces.
What is the WELL Building Standard?
The WELL Building Standard® measures, certifies, and monitors the performance of building features that impact health and well-being. The International WELL Building Institute™ upholds the standard, which operates around ten concepts.