Chicago -- For the second year at Greenbuild, Mohawk Industries showcased both residential and commercial divisions’ sustainable flooring solutions designed to minimize impact on the planet. The world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild takes place Nov. 14–16, 2018, in Chicago at McCormick Place. This year’s theme, “Human by Nature,” focuses on the intersection of humanity and the built environment.
Mohawk’s showcase includes Living Products Nutopia carpet plank and Pivot Point Red List-free enhanced resilient tile, from Mohawk Group, Mohawk’s commercial division; Mohawk Flooring’s Air.o Unified Soft Flooring (USF) for residential interiors; and an array of elegant, sustainably sourced tile products from Daltile. Each story demonstrates how Mohawk is continuously leading the flooring industry into the next chapter of sustainable design and manufacturing across residential and commercial products.
“We are always energized and encouraged by the inspiration and action generated each year at Greenbuild,” said George Bandy Jr., Mohawk Industries’ vice president of sustainability and commercial marketing. “We are proud to be part of this movement through a commitment to sustainable flooring solutions, driven by innovation and transparency, so that our design and manufacturing processes ultimately create better products. With a strong tradition of doing the right thing and doing better together, we work to create a world where all people are valued, where health and well-being are prioritized and where a sustainable use of resources drives every action. Simply put, we believe in handprints over footprints.”
Bandy will be honored during Greenbuild by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as one of the distinguished recipients of the 2018 Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. He will join five other honorees, including NIKE, at a special ceremony that will celebrate individuals and organizations representing diverse expertise from across the green building Industry.
In an ongoing effort to increase its positive handprint, Mohawk is the largest recycler of PET soda and water bottles in North America. In 2017 alone, the flooring manufacturer diverted more than 6.2 billion plastic bottles from landfills to be recycled into EverStrand carpeting. Mohawk has reduced its amount of water consumption by more than 450 million gallons since 2010. Additionally, since 2007, more than 150 million pounds of used carpet have been diverted from landfills through Mohawk’s ReCover recycling program.
Mohawk’s leadership in sustainability extends across its portfolio of brands, including those on display at Greenbuild 2018. With the creation of Air.o, Mohawk Flooring introduced a new residential flooring category—Unified Soft Flooring (USF)—which is completely recyclable at end of life. As the largest manufacturer of ceramic tile and natural stone products, Daltile utilizes only natural materials in their tiles, and more than 98 percent of the company’s manufactured products contain some level of pre-consumer recycled material.
For more information, visit mohawksustainability.com.