A fully-owned brand of Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and leading floor covering provider, Shaw Contract opened a 343sq-m, LEED Gold-certified experience centre in Bengaluru. Rakesh Lakra, regional vice president, Shaw Floors India, noted, “Our approach in creating a better future is thought through every step – from sourcing materials, our manufacturing process to our sales offices and recycling centres. LEED’s rigorous standards made this achievement obligatory for Shaw Contract, who have always chosen the environmentally smart approach.”
The new centre meets high standards of sustainability by integrating natural light through glass panelling, minimising energy consumption and selecting furnishings that are environmentally friendly, such as Shaw Contract’s own carpet tiles – which are completely recyclable and Cradle to Cradle Certiﬁed. “Shaw Contract’s LEED certification for the Bengaluru experience centre demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said P Gopalakrishana, managing director, APAC & Middle East Market, Green Business Certification Inc.