Shaw Contract’s New Bengaluru Office Achieves the LEED Gold Standard

June 20, 2018

BENGALURU, INDIA, -- A fully-owned brand of Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and leading floor covering provider, Shaw Contract has just received the LEED v4 Gold for Interior Design and Construction certification for its newly opened 343 square metres showroom in Bengaluru, India, making it one of the first few projects in India to have achieved this international standard. With this certification, Shaw Contract hopes to lead the design and build community in creating spaces which are better for the planet and better for people.

Said Mr Rakesh Lakra, Regional Vice President, Shaw Floors India, “Our approach to creating a better future is thought through every step – from sourcing materials, our manufacturing process to our sales offices and recycling centres. LEED’s rigorous standards made this achievement obligatory for Shaw Contract who has always chosen the environmentally smart approach.”

Earlier in 2015, Shaw Industries’ state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Nantong, China, built to cater to customers in the Asia Pacific region, was awarded the LEED Silver status in the New Construction category.

The new Bengaluru showroom met high standards in sustainability by integrating more natural light through the effective use of glass panelling, minimising energy consumption and selecting furnishings that is environmentally friendly. The use of Shaw Contract’s own carpet tiles, which are completely recyclable and Cradle to Cradle Certified™, further contributed to credits and prerequisites set by LEED v4.

Shaw Contract is among the few carpet manufacturers in the world that have products that can contribute to all the LEED v4 credits raising the bar in achieving environmental, economic and social impact. Consistent with their commitment to full life-cycle sustainability, the use of their own carpet tiles helped the showroom easily achieve the gold standard.

Designed as an open collaborative workspace with pockets of space conducive for people to connect with one another, the Bengaluru showroom was designed without walls. Different spaces were marked out by mixing and combining colourful carpet tiles selected from Shaw Contract’s wide award-winning collections.

“Shaw Contract’s LEED certification for the Bengaluru showroom demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said P. Gopalakrishana, Managing Director, APAC & Middle East Market, Green Business Certification Inc. “LEED was created to make the world a better place and revolutionize the built environment by providing everyone with a healthy, green and high performing buildings. Shaw Contract Bengaluru showroom serves as a prime example of how the work of innovative building projects can use local solutions to make a global impact on the environment.”

With the final threads in place, Shaw Contract opened its latest showroom to welcome collaboration from designers, architects and industry partners to explore better solutions using sustainable and environmentally friendly products as demonstrated through its LEED certified showroom.

Visit Shaw Contract showroom at 19/3, 2nd Floor, Doddamane Building, Vital Mallya Road, Bengaluru, India or call +91 80 677 302 02 for queries. The showroom is open on weekdays from 9am to 6pm.

Please click here to view the showroom in Google 360 Streetview.

Please click here to download the case study on the showroom’s sustainability practices.