Mohawk’s Light Lab: A Guiding Force in Greener Carpet

You may already know that our hometown of Dalton, GA is often referred to as the “Carpet Capital of the world.”

What you may not know is the incredible leaps and bounds the carpet manufacturers like Mohawk and Shaw have made in recent years to limit their carbon footprint and seek sustainability. As such, flooring manufacturers are now working towards and achieving certifications from the International Living Future Institute’s Petal Challenge and Mohawk was the first to achieve it! Mohawk Carpet, a leading carpet and flooring manufacturer  (and basically our neighbor) has been at the forefront of the sustainability movement. Located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Dalton city center, Mohawk calls this their “Beacon of Sustainability.”

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The Light Lab is a 33,000 square foot mid-century modern building located in the hills of Dalton, GA. Continue reading

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Armstrong Receives Governor’s Sustainability Award

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On November 5, 2014, Armstrong Flooring’s Kankakee, Illinois manufacturing facility received the 2014 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award. The Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award, which is presented by the Illinois Sustainability Technology Center, honors organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. The Armstrong Kankakee Manufacturing Facility was giving this award for their efforts to reduce waste, both internally at the manufacturing facility and externally through the Armstrong Recycling Program for Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) Flooring.
The Armstrong Recycling Program for VCT is designed to reduce environmental impacts by keeping flooring products out of the landfill through a closed-loop recycling process. Armstrong flooring and qualifying competitors’ flooring can be recycling through the program. The Armstrong Recycling Program also helps reduce environmental impacts by decreasing energy consumption, which means fewer natural resources are consumed and fewer greenhouse gas emissions are produced compared to the use of virgin raw materials. So far, the Armstrong Recycling Program has recycled over six million pounds of post-consumer VCT in North America through its closed-loop process.

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