We worship the ground you lay carpet on

  1. Sustainability Report
  2. Sustainability Commitment
  3. LEED Certification

Rooted in our drive to continuously improve every aspect of our business, the Shaw Green Edge guides everything we do, every day -- from maintaining the highest ethical standards to safeguarding the health and well-being of our people and communities, from conserving energy and water, and recycling raw materials – to designing Cradle to Cradle products that can be remanufactured over and over again.

2012 Sustainability Report

Because setting the standard for environmental excellence, social responsibility and product design is more than our responsibility. It's also good business. And it's our legacy.

We are committed to Sustainability as the business model which positions Shaw as the industry leader today and for the future in driving Business Performance, Growth, Innovation and Productivity across our Value Chain and that of our customers and partners.

We act responsibly, efficiently and effectively in our application of human and material resources to meet the current and future expectations of our employees, customers and stakeholders. The Cradle to Cradlesm philosophy guides our actions.

We continually create Sustainable business value by leveraging and enhancing our systems and performance in:

  • Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility
  • Operational & Environmental Excellence
  • Designing Unique Products and Services

Through our Shaw Green Edge™ platform, we demonstrate our leadership and excellence in Sustainable Value Creation - today and tomorrow.

We benefit from our association with Shaw Industries and our investment in environmentally sound manufacturing. Our customers benefit from their association with us. Your clients expect you to be experts on environmental issues. You count on us to help you meet their standards. And to make your projects exceed everyone's expectations but your own. We give you the most relevant environmental choice to give your client.

  • To reduce their impact.
  • To contribute to a healthier planet.
  • To feel good about their decision.

Sometimes, even young whippersnappers have to admit their mom or dad is cool. As a Shaw Industries family member, we are tickled green. Their environmental leadership is paying off beautifully for us.

And for our customers.

And for our planet.

We have inherited the ingredients, experience and economy of the Shaw Green Edge. They have developed state-of-the-art ingredients such as Eco Solution Q®, EcoWorx®, EcoWorx® Performance Broadloom, and EcoLogix®. Specification of our carpet can contribute to a building's LEED certification, and EcoSolution Q fiber and EcoWorx backing are among the first ever Cradle-to-Cradle certified products. Which means, even at value prices, the people who spec our commercial carpet haven't just met industry standards, they've exceeded them. By miles. Or should we say feet.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. It was created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC)to define green buildings and promote integrated, whole-building design practices.

LEED offers four levels of certification that are determined by the number of credit points achieved in defined categories.

While LEED provides guidelines for designing and building environmentally responsible structures, not all sustainable practices are included in the system. As LEED continues to develop and evolve, it will likely include additional strategies not currently specified.

By choosing a sustainable carpet system, you have secured one component among a list of building materials that can contribute toward the design and certification of a LEED building. Because no product can be LEED certified, meeting the minimum credit requirements often requires the LEED team to specify a multitude of environmentally responsible products.

Specifications of Patcraft products may be additive to the pursuit of a LEED point in the following categories:

  • Materials and Resources: Recycled Content Credit 4.1 and 4.2
  • Materials and Resources: Local/Regional Materials Credit 5.1 and 5.2
  • Indoor Environmental Quality: Low Emitting Materials Credit 4.3
  • Innovation & Design : Use of Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Credit 1

The Patcraft LEED Calculator is an online tool that will give you accurate information regarding the environmental attributes of Patcraft products you are specifying, as well as their contribution to the USGBC LEED Rating System. Here is what you can find using the LEED calculator from Patcraft:

  • Automated Assistance with LEED documentation
  • Customized review and comparison of multiple products
  • Ability to print, download and/or email LEED Specification Sheets and analysis
  • Information for all products that contribute to the rating system
  • Reduced time and dollars associated with LEED research and documentation
  • Accurate and straight-forward information on product attributes and LEED contribution

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