New Orleans – Sustainable flooring options from Shaw Floors will be showcased in the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome demonstration home at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo here through Oct. 24.
“Shaw’s stylish and sustainable flooring products are a perfect fit for the GreenBuild LivingHome,” said David Wilkerson, director of sustainability at Shaw. “Given our longstanding partnership with the Make it Right Foundation, it also means a lot to us that the LivingHome will be added to the more than 100 Make it Right homes in the Lower Ninth Ward that include Shaw flooring.”
The 1,550 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath modular Greenbuild LivingHome meets LEED v4 Platinum requirements and will be available to tour at the Expo before it is moved to the Lower Ninth Ward to become part of the Make it Right Foundation’s ongoing Katrina recovery efforts. Shaw’s partnership with the Make it Right Foundation, founded by actor Brad Pitt, and the residents of New Orleans goes back to the organization’s founding after Hurricane Katrina.
The Greenbuild LivingHome, designed and developed by LivingHomes, features market-ready and replicable design innovations, modular construction systems and a wide range of certified products selected to meet advanced performance criteria for energy and water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, durability, and materials and resource attributes. It is Energy Star v3 Certified and has been designed to meet LEED for Home v4 Platinum requirements. In addition, it achieves several of LivingHomes’ Z6 environmental goals, includes a wide range of Cradle to Cradle certified products, and integrates many of the new International Well Building Institute certification guidelines.
Shaw will be showcasing a variety of products at Greenbuild 2014. The products featured in the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome include Shaw Floors’ American Restoration Epic engineered hardwood in the kitchen, living room, dining room, hallway and all bedrooms and Fired Hickory porcelain tile in the entry.
Offering the look of wood and the durability of tile, Fired Hickory features 40% recycled content and is made in the USA.
“The Greenbuild LivingHome is designed and built according to very high performance, health, and sustainability standards,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “The collection of products used in the construction of the home passed a very rigorous selection process. Shaw’s flooring contributed in a significant way to the success of the project. We are grateful to Shaw Floors for their support.”