Mannington Commercial wins green design award

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Calhoun, Ga.—Mannington Commercial’s VCT n2 VCT recycling program and 25% post-consumer Premium Tile was awarded a Green Good Design Award earlier this month, selected from thousands of submission from nearly 50 countries worldwide.

“This is the second year we have developed a very specialized edition of the Good Design program,” said Ioannis Karalias, Museum vice president with the Chicago Athenaeum. “The idea is to emphasize the importance of sustainable design and to develop a public awareness program to the international general public about which companies are doing the best job in sustainable design for our world environments.”

The VCT n2 VCT program at Mannington reclaims large quantities of VCT and recycles it into flooring products. The resilient flooring industry has historically been challenged with developing a technically viable take-back program, but Mannington’s innovation, investment, and product, which also includes recycled drywall from landfills, has already prevented millions of pounds of used VCT from being sent to landfill.

Founded in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, and others, Good Design Awards are organized by The Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The awards grant international recognition to the world’s most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary and innovative products.

The resulting lines of VCT products, containing 25% post-consumer recycled content, are the only one of its kind in the resilient tile sector more than a year after introduction. The Premium Tile is third-party certified for 25% post-consumer recycled content, and meets FloorScore requirements showing excellent indoor air quality characteristics. It is also one of the first two product platforms (both of which are from Mannington) to be certified as environmentally preferable to the new NSF/ANSI 332 Sustainability Assessment Standard for Resilient Floor Coverings at the Gold level.

Winning products of the 2010 Green Good Design Awards will be exhibited at the upcoming April 2011 Conference on the Environment in Hamburg, Germany, organized by The European Centre and The Chicago Athenaeum.

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