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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.

"The achievement of LEED new construction Silver certification within our Nantong, China, manufacturing plant reflects Shaw commitment to sustainable business practices globally," said Tim Baucom, vice president of the commercial division at Shaw Industries. "This is the result of a tremendous amount of work performed by a cross-cultural team dedicated to ensuring this facility is a world-class manufacturing operation."
In other news, Shaw Contract Group’s new London showroom, Hub 33, has achieved Silver certification from Ska rating, the environmental assessment tool for sustainable fit-outs within the United Kingdom.

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.

“The Ska Silver rating for our London space further demonstrates our global commitment to environmental responsibility," added Baucom.
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