A New Paradigm in Sustainable Flooring
As sustainability continues to occupy the forefront of design, thinking green is integral to essentially every project. Industry leader Mohawk Group knows this better than anyone; the scale and frequency of contract flooring specification means that this product sector—more than any other—has the opportunity to transform a client’s carbon footprint.
That’s why we’re especially excited about the Georgia-based manufacturer’s renovated Light Lab Design Center, where Mohawk Group’s creative process unfolds from start to finish. The 33,000-square-foot studio just received Petal Certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Living Building Challenge. The Living Building Challenge is an advanced measure of sustainability in built environments that evaluates building performance in seven categories: place, water, energy, health/happiness, materials, equity and beauty. Designed in collaboration with students from the Savannah College of Art and Design, the building boasts 365 degree views of natural landscape and brings all product design teams together under one roof.
“Mohawk’s petal certification further demonstrates the company’s progressive attitude and unwavering commitment to both sustainability and IFLI’s transformational programs,” said Amanda Sturgeon, CEO of International Living Future Institute. “ILFI is proud to call Mohawk our partner and we are excited about future efforts to work together on our vision of a world that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.”
But shifting the green design paradigm is only part of the story. Mohawk’s newest flooring solutions will be unveiled at NeoCon in Chicago from June 13-15, and the company can’t wait to reveal the products and sustainability benefits that sprang to life in the new design hub, Light Lab.