Shaw Con­tract’s new Ben­galuru of­fice achieves LEED Gold stan­dard

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Shaw Con­tract, a fully-owned brand of Shaw In­dus­tries, the world’s largest car­pet man­u­fac­turer and lead­ing floor cov­er­ing provider, has re­ceived LEED v4 Gold for In­te­rior De­sign and Construction cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for its newly opened 343 sqm show­room in Ben­galuru, mak­ing it one of the first few projects in In­dia to have achieved this in­ter­na­tional stan­dard. With this cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, Shaw Con­tract hopes to lead the de­sign and build com­mu­nity in cre­at­ing spa­ces that are bet­ter for the planet and its peo­ple. Said Rakesh Lakra, Re­gional VP, Shaw Floors In­dia, “Our ap­proach to cre­at­ing a bet­ter fu­ture is thought through ev­ery step – from sourc­ing ma­te­ri­als, our man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­cesses to our sales of­fices and re­cy­cling cen­tres. LEED’S rig­or­ous stan­dards made this achieve­ment oblig­a­tory for Shaw Con­tract who has al­ways cho­sen the en­vi­ron­men­tally smart ap­proach.” Ear­lier in 2015, Shaw In­dus­tries’ state-of-the-art man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in Nan­tong, China, built to cater to cus­tomers in the Asia Pa­cific re­gion, was awarded the LEED Sil­ver sta­tus in the New Construction cat­e­gory. The new Ben­galuru show­room met high stan­dards in sus­tain­abil­ity by in­te­grat­ing more nat­u­ral light through ef­fec­tive use of glass pan­elling, min­imis­ing en­ergy con­sump­tion and se­lect­ing fur­nish­ings that are en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly. The use of Shaw Con­tract’s own car­pet tiles, which are com­pletely re­cy­clable and Cra­dle to Cra­dle Cer­ti­fied™, fur­ther con­trib­uted to cred­its and pre­req­ui­sites set by LEED v4. Shaw Con­tract is among the few car­pet man­u­fac­tur­ers in the world that has prod­ucts that can con­trib­ute to all the LEED v4 cred­its, rais­ing the bar in achiev­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal, eco­nomic and so­cial im­pact. Con­sis­tent with their com­mit­ment to full life-cy­cle sus­tain­abil­ity, the use of their own car­pet tiles helped the show­room eas­ily achieve the gold stan­dard. De­signed as an open col­lab­o­ra­tive workspace with pock­ets of space con­ducive for peo­ple to con­nect with one an­other, the Ben­galuru show­room was de­signed with­out walls. Dif­fer­ent spa­ces were marked out by mix­ing and com­bin­ing colour­ful car­pet tiles se­lected from Shaw Con­tract’s award­win­ning col­lec­tions. “Shaw Con­tract’s LEED cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for the Ben­galuru show­room demon­strates tremen­dous green build­ing lead­er­ship,” said P. Gopalakr­is­hana, MD, APAC & Mid­dle East Mar­ket, Green Busi­ness Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Inc. “LEED was cre­ated to make the world a bet­ter place and rev­o­lu­tion­ize the built en­vi­ron­ment by pro­vid­ing ev­ery­one with a healthy, green and high per­form­ing build­ings. Shaw Con­tract Ben­galuru show­room serves as a prime ex­am­ple of how the work of in­no­va­tive build­ing projects can use lo­cal so­lu­tions to make a global im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment.” With the fi­nal threads in place, Shaw Con­tract opened its lat­est show­room to wel­come col­lab­o­ra­tion from de­sign­ers, ar­chi­tects and in­dus­try part­ners to ex­plore bet­ter so­lu­tions us­ing sus­tain­able and en­vi­ron­ment-friendly prod­ucts as demon­strated through its LEED cer­ti­fied show­room.

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