If we had a school color it would be green. Carpet manufactured with Ecoworx backing system and
Eco Solution Q or Solution Q Extreme nylon are completely cradle to cradle. And carpet that is
cradle to cradle can be made into new carpet over and over again, reducing the amount of raw
materials used in the manufacturing process and preventing landfilling. What’s good for generations
of carpet is good for generations of people.
Rule of reclamation…If You Love It, Return It. As part of Shaw, we maintain chain of custody over
our products which means when you are through with your carpet, it comes back to us—never to a landfill.
That’s the Shaw Environmental Guarantee. We use the technical nutrients from the old carpet to make the
new. Kind of like an ecosystem for your floors. Click here to find out more about the environmental guarantee.
The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Schools certification program
reinforces the importance of clean air, natural light and high-quality acoustics to the ideal physical learning
environment. LEED for Schools promotes the building of green schools while focusing on the unique aspect of
children’s health issues and learning environments.
Patcraft carpet contributes toward LEED for Schools certification in the following areas:
MR Credit 2 – Construction Waste Management
Carpet with recyclable Eco Solution Q nylon and EcoWorx backing pulled from a site contributes to this credit. Shaw will
also help facilitate recycling efforts of other carpet products. The Carpet America Recovery Effort named Shaw its 2007 Large
Recycler of the year.
MR Credit 4 – Recycled Content (post consumer + ½ pre-consumer)
Completely recyclable EcoWorx tile backing contains 40% pre-consumer content and EcoWorx Performance Broadloom contains 20% post-consumer recycled content. Eco Solution Q nylon fiber has an additional 25% pre-consumer content.
MR Credit 5 – Regional Materials
IEQ Prerequisite 3 – Minimum Acoustical Performance
IEQ Credit 9 – Enhanced Acoustical Performance
Carpet enhances classroom acoustics by dampening background noise and reducing Reverberation Time. Carpet, fabric-faced wall panels
and acoustical ceiling tiles contribute toward this credit.
IEQ Credit 3.1/3.2 – Construction IAQ Management Plan
Our products are CRI Green Label Plus certified which is a prerequisite for this point.
IEQ Credit 4.1 – Adhesives and Sealants
IEQ Credit 4.3 – Flooring Systems