Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Shaw Plant 95 earns LEED EBOM Gold Certification

Shaw Plant 95 earns LEED EBOM Gold Certification

23
Dec '11
Shaw Industries Group Inc. announced it has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for Plant 95, an administrative facility on its corporate campus in Dalton.

Plant 95 is the first building in Dalton to achieve certification under the LEED Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system, and the second Shaw facility to achieve LEED certification. The 32,335 square foot facility was previously first privately owned building in Dalton to achieve the US EPA Energy Star rating.

“The social and environmental responsibility of all our facilities is a fundamental part of our commitment to sustainability. We are continually assessing the infrastructure and processes at all our facilities to find new ways to increase water and energy efficiency, and to reduce the overall impact of our buildings,” Shaw Corporate Facilities Director Jason Bowling said.

“Plant 95 is a great example of this commitment – our consistent investment in improving the environmental responsibility of this facility made LEED certification a logical next step.”

According to Bowling, the high level of energy efficiency that helped the building garner Energy Star also made a significant contribution towards the building's LEED rating. Shaw Corporate Facilities Manager Rhonda Allen, one of the project leaders, agreed.

“Thanks to the building's already high efficiency, achieving LEED certification did not require extensive capital investment; instead, we simply had to work with USGBC to provide the appropriate documentation and tracking for the work we had already done,” Allen said.

In addition to energy efficiency, the building scored very highly in several other areas of the rating system, including water efficiency, water efficient landscaping, environmentally responsible sourcing and purchasing, green cleaning, waste reduction and recycling, and lighting, according to Allen.

“Plant 95 is now serving as a model for moving other Shaw facilities towards the LEED standard,” she said.

“Sustainable organizations require sustainable facilities,” said Shaw Vice President of Sustainability Paul Murray. “Achieving LEED certification for our key buildings is one of the many ways we are working to ensure we're upholding the most rigorous standards for environmental efficiency in all facets of our business – from product to manufacturing to our physical infrastructure.”

Shaw's Patcraft brand achieved LEED Gold certification for its Chicago showroom in early 2010, and several other Shaw facilities are currently at some stage of the LEED certification process, including two additional facilities in Dalton and the Shaw Contract Group showroom in Shanghai, Murray said.

Shaw Industries, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is the world's largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering provider with more than $4 billion in annual sales and approximately 24,000 associates.

Headquartered in Dalton, Ga., the company manufactures and distributes carpeting, rugs, hardwood, laminate and ceramic tile for residential and commercial applications worldwide.

Shaw Industries Group Inc


Must ReadView All

US President Joe Biden. Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 29th Jul 2021

Proposed amendments to raise US content in federal purchases announced

The United States has decided to raise US-made content in government...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Jul 2021

Uninterrupted supply chain crucial for Vietnam amid ongoing COVID wave

Ensuring that the supply chain of Vietnam is not interrupted amid the ...

Pic: Moschino

Fashion | On 29th Jul 2021

Italy’s Aeffe buys remaining 30% stake in Moschino for full ownership

Italian luxury fashion company Aeffe has acquired fashion house...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

The pandemic has reinstated need for organised retail spaces in Tier II...

Florian Heubrandner, Lenzing AG

Florian Heubrandner
Lenzing AG

Cannot see the world breaking away from cotton & polyester

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Money never disappears-it just finds new opportunities

Emmi Berlin,

Emmi Berlin

With the support of the first investors - Finland's Technical Research...

Kishina Daruka and Mishika Daruka,

Kishina Daruka and Mishika Daruka

Headquartered in Kolkata, India, sustainable clothing brand Ora was...

Kurt Wedgwood,

Kurt Wedgwood

From design to raw material to fabrication and ultimately to delivery -...

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus

UK-based Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers...

Shujaul Rehman, Garware Technical Fibres

Shujaul Rehman
Garware Technical Fibres

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Seth Casden, Hologenix

Seth Casden
Hologenix

Hologenix is a material sciences company dedicated to developing products...

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj, Samshek

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj
Samshek

Samshek is a fashion forward tech brand which combines digital experience...

Sailesh Singhania, Sailesh Singhania Label

Sailesh Singhania
Sailesh Singhania Label

The Sailesh Singhania label was created to promote handwoven sarees and...

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves, Sarah & Sandeep

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves
Sarah & Sandeep

Established in 2012, Sarah & Sandeep is a luxury menswear label...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search