Sustainable flooring options from Shaw Floorswas showcased in the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHomedemonstration home at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Oct. 22-24.
“Shaw’s flooring products are a perfect fit for the Greenbuild LivingHome,” said David Wilkerson, director of sustainability at Shaw. “Given our longstanding partnership with the Make it Right Foundation, it also means a lot to us that the LivingHome will be added to the more than 100 Make it Right homes in the Lower Ninth Ward that include Shaw flooring.”
The 1,550-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath modular Greenbuild LivingHome meets LEED v4 Platinum requirements and was made available to tour at the Expo before it will be moved to the Lower Ninth Ward to become part of the Make it Right Foundation’s ongoing Katrina recovery efforts. Shaw’s partnership with the Make it Right Foundation, founded by actor Brad Pitt, and the residents of New Orleans goes back to the organization’s founding after Hurricane Katrina.
The Greenbuild LivingHome, designed and developed by LivingHomes, features market-ready and replicable design products, modular construction systems and a range of certified products selected to meet performance criteria for energy and water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, durability, and materials and resource attributes. It is Energy Star v3 Certified and has been designed to meet LEED for Home v4 Platinum requirements. In addition, it achieves several of LivingHomes’ Z6 environmental goals, includes Cradle to Cradle certified products, and integrates many of the new International WELL Building Institute certification guidelines.
Shaw showcased a variety of products at Greenbuild 2014. The products featured in the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome includes Shaw Floors’ American Restoration Epic engineered hardwood in the kitchen, living room, dining room, hallway and all bedrooms and Fired Hickory porcelain tile in the entry. A Shaw Epic engineered hardwood product, American Restoration, recreates the elegantly rustic, reclaimed-wood styling with very distinctive markings in a product that is Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver. Offering the look of wood and the durability of tile, Fired Hickory features 40% recycled content and is made in the U.S.
“The Greenbuild LivingHome is designed and built according to very high performance, health and sustainability standards,” added Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “The collection of products used in the construction of the home passed a very rigorous selection process.”
A virtual tour and more background on the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome is available at livinghome.greenbuildexpo.com.
Project Partners include: Hanley Wood, LivingHomes, Make It Right, and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. In addition to key experts from each of the four partners, the project drew together a sustainability team of specialists from the following organizations that helped guide the project toward its ambitious goals: CONTECTS, Inspirit-llc, International WELL Building Institute, Spruce Interiors + Design Studio, Stevne Winter Associates and the USGBC.