Shaw Commercial Carpet with EcoWorx Backing
EcoWorx Backing is Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver, and it is made for performance, durability, and recyclability. This backing is fully recyclable and PVC-free. EcoWorx is not a heavy backing, which makes for easier installation and more efficient shipping. In addition, this backing meets the requirements for the CRI Green Label Plus certification for low indoor air emissions. Also, the EcoWorx backing has a lifetime commercial warranty.
Carpets from Shaw with the EcoWorx Backing have been used in so many projects across 80 countries worldwide. This backing has so many environmental advantages. Carpets from Shaw with the EcoWorx back use 40% less energy in production than regular carpet tile. In addition, the backing makes the product weigh 40% less than regular carpet tile. In terms of the reclamation and recycling process, every EcoWorx tile and broadloom product has a 1-800 number on the back to help return the product at the end of its life.
Shaw’s Asia manufacturing facility in Nantong, China has achieved LEED Silver status in the New Construction category. The certification is applicable to the entire facility, which includes the administrative and manufacturing space.
LEED certification is recognized globally as the premier mark of achievement in terms of green building. Building projects must satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. The points are accrued in five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
The Nantong facility opened in 2013 and it strengthens the company’s global position by providing streamlined service to customers in the Asia-Pacific market. Also, this facility is Asia’s first manufacturing facility to produce Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver carpet. The 200,00 sq. ft. plant features new machinery and the latest industry leading technology. All of the products manufactured at this facility feature the EcoWorx and EcoLogix backing.
Click here to see our collection of Shaw carpet.