Our company is committed to minimizing the amount of energy and associated emissions involved in making our products. Since 2011, Shaw has invested nearly $25 million USD in new equipment and systems that help to reduce our energy and greenhouse gas impacts.

  • Shaw has a goal to reduce energy intensity by 35% by 2030 from our 2007 base
  • 3,700 solar panels are installed on the roof of our carpet tile manufacturing plant in Cartersville, Georgia - the largest photovoltaic array in the industry - to provide our clients with carpet tiles made with assistance from the sun.
  • We have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 30% since 2007
  • Our CDP Climate Change Score in 2014 was 31 points higher than the industry average - 60% better.

What—Really—Is the Cost of Doing Business?

Shaw Commercial Hard Surface resilient products can cost nearly one-half less than typical VCT (or any competitive product requiring polish) over the life of the floor.

To compare the life cycle of our products with leading competitors, enter the installed and/or maintenance prices in the boxes below.

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Our goal is a delightfully diverse, safe, healthy and just world, with clean air, water, soil and power - economically, equitably, ecologically, and elegantly enjoyed.

-William McDonough & Michael Braungart