When it comes to sustainability, Greenbuild International Conference & Expo is a premiere networking, learning and sourcing event – and 2020 is no exception. This year’s conference will be held virtually. Tarkett is focusing its educational sessions around a theme of “Circular by Intent,” which ties closely to Tarkett’s aspiration for a circular economy for present and future generations.

“For Tarkett, what has made the biggest impact on our environmental footprint has been following circular economy principles as our business model. By following these principles – designing out waste and pollution; keeping products and materials in use; and selecting good materials that contribute to healthy spaces– we’re designing an entire portfolio of solutions around doing good for people and the planet,” said Roxane Spears, vice president, sustainability, Tarkett North America. “Sharing our insights, we hope to have an impact on the broader industry to advance sustainability standards.”

Industry leaders from Tarkett will be participating in Greenbuild 2020 educational sessions as follows:

Aligning Stakeholders Around Circularity Ownership

This session will dig into the far-reaching impacts of achieving a circular economy, including the responsibility and roles of stakeholders such as: manufacturer, contractor, specifier, municipality, and design.

Panel: moderator, Ravi Bajaj, program manager, energy and sustainability, UL; Sarah Enaharo, product sustainability manager, Tarkett North America; Mark Chambers, director of sustainability, City of New York; Angela Hans, design manager, DPR Construction; Nakita Reed, associate, Quinn Evans

Date: Tuesday, November 10
Time: 10 - 11 a.m. EST

Why Indoor Air Quality Matters

This session will discuss the importance of indoor air quality and its relationship to human health and productivity.

Panel: moderator, Sarah Enaharo, product sustainability manager, Tarkett North America; Dr. John McKeon, chief executive officer, Allergy Standards LTD; Chris Hsieh, systems engineer, Trane; Tracy Enger, program manager, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Date: Tuesday, November 10
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. EST


Circular Economy: Can we really have dumpster diversion?

This session will review the full impact the deconstruction of a building can have. How do teams come together to implement circular economy into action? Hear from the stakeholders of a manufacturer, flooring, and General Contractor for real on-the-jobsite discussions to divert waste from the dumpster.

Panel: moderator, Roxane Spears, vice president sustainability, Tarkett North America; Russell Bennett, recycling director, Tarkett North America; Sean Ragiel, president, CarpetCycle; Geoffrey Brock, product manager, Structure Tone

Date: Thursday, November 12
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. EST

Building A Better Future: Equity and Healthy Spaces

This session will discuss not only the importance of a healthy building for all, but how designing for health, social responsibility, and equity impact a community, the economy, and the future of our cities. Participants will discuss how a diverse group of decision makers impact a community, products, and buildings.

Panel: moderator, Roxane Spears, vice president sustainability, Tarkett North America; Blake Jackson, sustainability design leader, Stantec; Denge Agola, interiors discipline lead, SmithGroup; Diana Navarrete-Rackaukas, director of learning & interpretation, Design Museum Everywhere

Date: Thursday, November 12
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST

For more information about Tarkett and the company’s comprehensive range of flooring solutions and accessories, visit www.tarkettna.com.

To participate in the Greenbuild 2020 Virtual Expo and Conference, visit greenbuildexpo.com.