Shaw Contract's Bengaluru Experience Center achieves Leed Gold
Leading floor covering provider Shaw Contract has received LEED v4 Gold for Interior Design and Construction certification for its newly opened 343 sqm Experience Center in Bengaluru. Said Rakesh Lakra, Regional VP, Shaw Floors India, “Shaw Contract has always chosen the environmentally smart approach. From sourcing materials and manufacturing processes to our sales offices and recycling centres have helped us meet LEED’S rigorous standards.” The Bengaluru Experience Center met high standards in sustainability by integrating more natural light through use of glass panelling, minimising energy consumption and selecting furnishings that are environmentally friendly. Shaw Contract’s carpet tiles which are completely recyclable and Cradle to Cradle Certified™, also contributed to the credits and prerequisites set by LEED v4. Designed as an open collaborative workspace, the Center is designed without walls. Different spaces are marked out by mixing and combining colourful carpet tiles of Shaw Contract’s award-winning collections. “Shaw Contract’s LEED certification for the Bengaluru showroom demonstrates tremendous green building leadership, and how innovative building projects can use local solutions to make a global impact on the environment,” said P. Gopalakrishana, MD, APAC & Middle East Market, Green Business Certification Inc. Earlier in 2015, Shaw Industries’ state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Nantong, China, was awarded the LEED Silver status in the New Construction category.