Green Building Benefits
Incorporating Green Building Principles into a new or existing commercial building can provide an owner/occupant with compelling environmental, economic, and social benefits.
Cherry Carpet can incorporate Green Building Principles into every service aspect of the flooring life-cycle. The benefits of the services we provide include the following:
- Enhance and protect biodiversity and ecosystems
- Improve air and water quality
- Reduce waste streams
- Conserve and restore natural resources
- Reduce operating costs
- Create, expand, and shape markets for green product and services
- Improve occupant productivity
- Optimize life-cycle economic performance
- Enhance occupant comfort and health
- Heighten aesthetic qualities
- Minimize strain on local infrastructure
- Improve overall quality of life
By working with Cherry Carpet to apply these Green Building Principles in to your flooring project, you can maximize both economic and environmental performance. Green construction methods can be integrated into buildings at any stage, from design and construction, to renovation and deconstruction.
Cherry Carpet promotes sustainable business practices throughout its organization by taking a holistic approach to the environment and our goal of sustainability. Our membership in the ReSource Commercial Flooring Network gives us access to the Ecollect™ program, which helps everyone involved with a flooring project achieve a more sustainable solution.
Methods to reduce and eliminate waste and other non-value added processes that impact our environment are considered throughout all projects. First, by selecting manufacturers who create sustainable products and mandate environmentally responsible manufacturing practices. Second, partnering with key manufacturers allows us the ability to offer the widest range of environmentally responsible products.
Sustainability Extends Beyond Products
When selecting products for a project, in addition to recycled content, we consider manufacturers that use innovative energy practices and processes that reduce or recycle manufacturing waste material.
Reduce premature replacement of your flooring products. By properly specifying and then maintaining your flooring you not only extend the life of your investment, but reduce the need for premature replacement and the consumption of raw materials to produce new products.
Reduce Waste with Technology and Project Management
Computer estimating allows us to automate the estimation process improving accuracy and turnaround time, while minimizing material waste and added cost before the order is ever placed. Floor plans are transmitted electronically, thus eliminating paper plans and emissions generated while transporting project plans to and from customer facilities.
Once a product is selected, through the use of computerized estimating, project management and installation, projects can be managed, thereby reducing waste.
Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE)
Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is a joint industry-government effort to increase the amount of recycling and reuse of post-consumer carpet and reduce the amount of waste carpet going to landfills. CARE's Dealer Membership Program is designed for residential and commercial carpet dealers across the US.
Through our CARE membership, we support the CARE mission to increase carpet recycling, and develop products made from post consumer carpet.
For more information, please visit https://carpetrecovery.org/.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based standard to support and certify successful green building design, construction and operations.
LEED is transforming the marketplace by providing a nationally recognized certification system to promote integrated, whole-building design practices in the building industry. The system is based on achieving a certain amount of points, which are allocated for design choices defined with the standard. Flooring products and installation materials can contribute to earning points in two of the five LEED categories.
LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings' performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Architects, real estate professionals, facility managers, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, lenders and government officials all use LEED to help transform the built environment to sustainability. State and local governments across the country are adopting LEED for public-owned and public-funded buildings; there are LEED initiatives in federal agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Agriculture, Energy, and State; and LEED projects are in progress worldwide.
Visit our FAQ page for more answers about LEED.
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Proud member of the Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance
We are a proud member of the Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance, The Premier Commercial Flooring Network In Existence Today. Fuse Offers An Umbrella Of Products & Services To Support Your Project Needs While Helping Us Stay On Top Of Our Game. More Than 80 Industry-Leading Fuse Alliance Member Companies In More Than 100 Locations Throughout The United States, Mexico & Canada Are Connected To Offer National Reach With Single-Source Accountability. We’re Part Of A National Material Collection & Recycling Program, And We Offer Enhanced Relationships With He Most Recognized Suppliers & Manufacturers In The Flooring Industry.