|Shaw Contract Group’s new London showroom, Hub 33 (shown here), has achieved Silver certification from Ska rating. Shaw's Nantong, China, manufacturing facility has also achieved LEED Silver status.|
Shaw’s Asia manufacturing facility in Nantong, China, has achieved LEED Silver status in the new construction category.
LEED certification is recognized globally as the premier mark of achievement in green building, according to the company. To receive certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification—Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Points are accrued in five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.
An environmental labeling method designed to rate and compare environmental performance, Ska rating was developed collaboratively by consultants, contractors and occupiers, and encourages good practice in fit-out work. The tool helps provide accurate measures of sustainable impact to support the environmental management system.
Ska rating complements other labeling methods such as BREEAM and LEED, and can be used in conjunction with other ‘whole’ building labels. Ska rating for offices comprises 104 good practice measures across energy and carbon dioxide, waste, water, pollution, transport, materials and wellbeing, which are used to rank a space as Gold, Silver or Bronze.