“Given our longstanding partnership with the Make it Right Foundation, it means a lot to us that the LivingHome will be added to the more than 100 Make it Right homes that include Shaw flooring,” said David Wilkerson, Director of Sustainability at Shaw.
Dalton, GA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014
Sustainable flooring options from Shaw Floors, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading flooring provider, will be showcased in the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome demonstration home at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in New Orleans, October 22-24.
“Shaw’s stylish and sustainable flooring products are a perfect fit for the GreenBuild LivingHome,” said David Wilkerson, Director of Sustainability at Shaw. “Given our longstanding partnership with the Make it Right Foundation, it also means a lot to us that the LivingHome will be added to the more than 100 Make it Right homes in the Lower Ninth Ward that include Shaw flooring.”
The 1,550 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath modular Greenbuild LivingHome meets LEED v4 Platinum requirements and will be available to tour at the Expo before it is moved to the Lower Ninth Ward to become part of the Make it Right Foundation’s ongoing Katrina recovery efforts. Shaw’s partnership with the Make it Right Foundation, founded by actor Brad Pitt, and the residents of New Orleans goes back to the organization’s founding after Hurricane Katrina.
The Greenbuild LivingHome, designed and developed by LivingHomes®, features market-ready and replicable design innovations, modular construction systems and a wide range of certified products selected to meet advanced performance criteria for energy and water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, durability, and materials and resource attributes. It is ENERGY STAR® v3 Certified and has been designed to meet LEED® for Home v4 Platinum requirements. In addition, it achieves several of LivingHomes’ Z6 environmental goals, includes a wide range of Cradle to Cradle® certified products, and integrates many of the new International WELL Building Institute certification guidelines.
Shaw will be showcasing a variety of products at Greenbuild 2014. The products featured in the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome include Shaw Floors’ American Restoration Epic engineered hardwood in the kitchen, living room, dining room, hallway and all bedrooms and Fired Hickory porcelain tile in the entry. A Shaw Epic® engineered hardwood product, American Restoration recreates the elegantly rustic, reclaimed-wood styling with very distinctive markings in a product that is Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Silver. Offering the look of wood and the durability of tile, Fired Hickory features 40 percent recycled content and is made in the USA.
“The Greenbuild LivingHome is designed and built according to very high performance, health, and sustainability standards,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “The collection of products used in the construction of the home passed a very rigorous selection process. Shaw’s flooring contributed in a significant way to the success of the project. We are grateful to Shaw Floors for their support.”
This unique concept home offers a full range of green building takeaway ideas that can be adapted to projects of all kinds.
A virtual tour and more background on the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome is available at http://livinghome.greenbuildexpo.com.
Project Partners include: Hanley Wood, LivingHomes, Make It Right, and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. In addition to key experts from each of the four partners, the project drew together a sustainability team of specialists from the following organizations that helped guide the project toward its ambitious goals: CONTECTS, Inspirit-llc, International WELL Building Institute, Spruce Interiors + Design Studio, Steven Winter Associates and the U.S. Green Building Council.
About Shaw Industries
The world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is a vertically integrated manufacturer that supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, tile & stone flooring products and synthetic turf to residential and commercial markets worldwide. A wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with more than $4.8 billion (USD) in annual sales and 23,000 associates, Shaw is headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, with salespeople and/or offices located throughout the U.S., as well as Australia, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://shawfloors.com/about-shaw.