Invista said it is seeking entries for the new Antron Carpet Fiber Designed to Perform Award, which recognizes commercial interiors designed with long-term performance in mind. The deadline for entries is Thursday, September 10, 2009.

“The longevity of commercial interiors is becoming a top priority for specifiers and their clients as they look to maximize their investment and benefit the environment,” said Bobby Berrier, vp Invista commercial interiors. “We are introducing the new Antron Carpet Fiber Designed to Perform Award because we want to honor innovative commercial interiors that are designed for performance and built to last.”

The award is open to all commercial interiors projects that feature installations of Antron® carpet fiber in the United States and Canada completed after September 1, 2007. Entries will be accepted in the categories of Retail, Showroom, Education (K-12), Education (Higher Ed), Public Spaces/Institutional (airport, museum, convention center, church, library, government-non-office), Large Office, Small Office, Healthcare and Hospitality (hotels, restaurants, spas, casinos, resorts).

Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of a building owner/manager, architect, designer, facility manager, environmental consultant and a dealer.

In a related announcement, Invista said it gearing up for the fifth Antron Carpet Fiber Sustainable Flooring Performance Award, which recognizes sustainable practices through the use of performance driven flooring choices in commercial applications. Entries will be judged on how well the original carpet selection continued to meet the client’s performance and design objectives, and the ability of the design to meet the client’s business objectives and challenges over time as a result of sustainable material selection.

Winners will be notified in January 2010. For more information and to enter, please visit antron.net or contact an Antron Fiber Consultant.