Interface FLOR carpet tiles BACKGROUND “Convert,” a new category of carpet tile that is manufactured with post-consumer recycled yarn harvested through the company’s ReEntry 2.0® recycling program. Convert styles offer never before seen levels of post-consumer content reclaimed from just about any type of used carpet. But the most remarkable outcomes of this process are the aesthetic and color results from post-consumer yarn.“These products offer a full spectrum of colors and stunningly beautiful design capabilities that no one believed post-consumer materials could ever achieve. Recycled Content for Convert Products:minimum total post-consumer recycled content of 32% minimum total recycled content of 65% (post-consumer and pre-consumer) as high as 72% total recycled content depending on style and color. Model or ID numbers: containing Post-consumer fiber MasterFormat Number(s): 09 68 13, 09 68 00 http://www.greenformat.com/products/397-Interface-FLOR-carpet-tiles Manufacturer: InterfaceFLOR 1503 Orchard Hill Rd LaGrange, GA 30241 email@example.com http://www.interfaceflor.com/default.aspx?Section=5&Sub=3/ (800) 336-0225(main) Distribution Channels: Manufacturer-direct Distributor(/Representative) Internet-only PRODUCT DETAILS 2.1 SUSTAINABLE STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS 2.1.1 Third Party Certification - Whole Product Sustainability NSF-140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment Certifying Organization: NSF Level: Platinum Certification Number: n/a Activation Date: 2008-10-01 Length of Term: 24 months 2.1.3 Third Party Certification - Indoor Emissions CHPS / CPA 01350 Certifying Organization: Carpet & Rug Institute Level: Green Label Plus Certification Number: GLP0820 Activation Date: 2009-01-01 Length of Term: 12 months 2.1.4 Third Party Certification - Other Certification Categories Other Certifying Organization: climate neutral Level: verified Certification Number: n/a Activation Date: 2008-04-28 Length of Term: months 2.1.5 Second Party Certification Program - Whole Product Sustainability Environmental Choice / Ecologo (North America) Certifying Organization: Canada Level: N/A Certification Number: 152 Activation Date: 2008-01-01 Length of Term: months 2.1.6 Second Party Certification Program - Indoor Emissions Carpet: Green Label Certifying Organization: CRI Level: Green Label Plus Certification Number: 0820 Activation Date: 2009-01-01 Length of Term: 12 months Carpet Adhesive: Green Label Certifying Organization: CRI Level: Green Label Plus Certification Number: GLP62081 Activation Date: 2008-01-01 Length of Term: 12 months 2.2 SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 2.2.09 Finishes Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) Results: .15-.20 2.2.99 Additional Product Performance List essential performance and physical characteristics: (ie. Fire resistance rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.) Characteristic: Smoke Density Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): ASTM E - 662 Results (value,units): passes List essential performance and physical characteristics: (ie. Fire resistance rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.) Characteristic: Flooring radiant panel Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): ASTM E-648 Results (value,units): Class 1 List essential performance and physical characteristics: (ie. Fire resistance rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.) Characteristic: Lightfastness Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): AATCC 16 - E Results (value,units): passes List essential performance and physical characteristics: (ie. Fire resistance rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.) Characteristic: Flammability (Pill) Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): CPSE FF 1-70 Results (value,units): pass List essential performance and physical characteristics: (ie. Fire resistance rating, vapor permeability, strength, etc.) Characteristic: Electrostatic Propensity Measurement test (UL, ASTM, FM, etc): AATCC - 134 Results (value,units): 2.3 SUSTAINABLE COMPOSITION OF PRODUCT 2.3.1 Composition List the primary materials in a representative sample of the reported product. (List actual material - not trade name) face fiber 15%tufting primary 2%precoat 18%fiberglass 1%recycled backing 63% 2.3.2 Toxicity Does the product contain any California Proposition 65 chemicals? No Does the product contain any Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic pollutants (PBTs) as listed on the EPA Priority PBT List? No Is the MSDS and/or a list of toxics available on company website? No 2.3.3 Recycled Content Does the product contain any recycled content material? Yes Post-Consumer: Percent by weight of total product: 30 range Post-Consumer: Description of post-consumer content: 30-35% old carpet backing Pre-Consumer: Percent by weight of total product: 30 range Pre-Consumer: Description of pre-consumer content: 30-52%, mfg waste Total: Percent by weight of total product: 75 Total: Measurement definition: --- - FTC definition- ISO 14021 If yes, are these measurements certified? Yes Certifying Organization: NSF Certification Number: NSF 140 Certification Date: 2008-10-01 Recycled Content Manufacturer Comments InterfaceFLOR's ReEntry2.0 carpet reclamation program keeps carpet out of the landfill and supplies the raw materials to manufacturer new InterfaceFLOR carpet. Interface's product stewardship commitment means truly closing the loop and converting carpet-to-carpet. With 6+ billion pounds of carpet going to landfill every year in the U.S., why would a manufacturer rely on non-carpet post-consumer materials? The Convert platform by InterfaceFLOR uniquely features post-consumer recycled content from old carpet in both the backing and fiber. An industry first. 2.3.6 Emissions Does the product contain any added Urea Formaldehyde? No PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE 3.1 LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS 3.1 LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS Has this product, or any product in the product category, gone through a life cycle assessment (LCA)? Yes System Used (Please describe the LCA process used as clearly as possible; for example: a process LCA using SimaPro or a hybrid LCA that used GaBi and EIO-LCA).: GaBi IV Was the LCA third-party verified? Yes Company performing the LCA: Interface, Inc. Is there other relevant LCA data, for example, pertaining to a major constituent material? (In some cases a trade association or other entity may have conducted an industry average LCA on a common material. Please note if this is the case, and also if there are ways in which the process used for this product significantly deviates from that generic LCA.) No System Used: Material or Product: Company performing the LCA: Is an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) available for this product, or any products in this category? (An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) provides Life Cycle Information in a standardized format as described generally by ISO 14025, and specifically for building products by ISO 21930.) Yes Was the EPD third party verified?: Yes Company developing the EPD: Interface, Inc. If third party verified, company verifying the EPD: Verification: Five Winds International Website address (URL) of the EPD, if available.: (coming soon) MANUFACTURER COMMENTS Manufacturer Comments Interface, Inc. is the first North American carpet manufacturer to receive a third party verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®).An EPD requires an unprecedented level of analysis, transparency and disclosure of information that has previously remained confidential. An EPD is the next step in the disclosure of consistent and verifiable product characteristics and represents a significant move forward for the carpet industry. A manufacturer can no longer claim a product is ‘green’ when its overall footprint is anything but. Claims and notable accomplishments can now be seen, communicated, and compared by customers through EPDs. InterfaceFLOR continues its industry leadership position on environmental sustainability through this achievement.InterfaceFLOR chose to base its EPD on the Convert™ group of products because they represent the company’s next generation of product and its continued commitment to innovation and sustainability. Use of recycled nylon 6,6 reduces the global warming footprint by 90% compared to virgin nylon 6,6. Interface is committed to eliminating the use of virgin raw materials. 3.2 MATERIAL EXTRACTION AND TRANSPORTATION 3.2.1 Regional Materials Location(s) of manufacturing facility(s) producing the reported product City, State/Province, Zip, Country: LaGrange, GA, 30241, USA City, State/Province, Zip, Country: City, State/Province, Zip, Country: City, State/Province, Zip, Country: City, State/Province, Zip, Country: City, State/Province, Zip, Country: List Primary Raw Materials in Product: (ie. sand, cement, water, recycled glass, clay, wood, biofiber, etc.): (If a significant percent of the raw materials for this product (excluding water) are sourced from a specific location, please also list percent by weight of material in the product and material source location (town, state, country zip code, country). Be as specific as possible regarding each raw material in the product, but leave the location blank if the material is sourced from many different locations.) Material: fiber Location: various Percent by weight: 15 Material: backing Location: various Percent by weight: 63 Material: precoat Location: various Percent by weight: 18 Raw materials or components are too numerous, are sourced from too wide a region, or are too dispersed for a meaningful answer. Yes 3.2.2 Supply Chain What approximate percent of materials and/or assemblies by weight are sourced from ISO 14001 certified suppliers? don't know How has the company worked with suppliers on reducing the environmental footprint of your supply chain? Yes. Interface challenged the 3 fiber suppliers to develop post-consumer recycled content fiber, collected through Interface's carpet recycling program. Currently two suppliers have developed the technology to convert post-consumer fluff into new nylon 6 and 6,6 fiber and are now earning Interface's future business. 3.3 MANUFACTURING 3.3.1 Manufacturing and Support Facilities Does the company maintain ISO 14001 registration for some or all manufacturing facilities, including international locations? all Does the company generate energy on-site from renewable resources? Yes Resulting reduction of purchased energy (fuels and electricity): 8 Does the company purchase any thermal energy or electricity from renewable sources? (for electricity this refers to sources that meet the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e Energy National Standard) Yes If yes, percent of purchased thermal or electrical energy from renewable energy sources: 45 for manufacturing plant If yes, percent of purchased thermal or electrical energy from renewable energy sources: 27 of total company purchase 3.3.2 Manufacturing Process What is the company's specified goal for reducing energy consumption? Interface's Mission Zero goal is to eliminate the company's environmental impacts by 2020. Interface is striving for 100% renewable energy, and reducing consumption of fossil fuel based energy. Reducing energy consumption is a key part of the Mission Zero strategy. What steps has the company taken to reduce energy consumption of the manufacturing process?: Replacment of high bay lighting with flourescent lighting. The design of the new latex line should be much more energy efficient compared to the existing line. In 2008, much of our current production was migrated over to the more efficient line. The temperature of the ovens and line speed are adjusted to minimize energy consumption and maximize product output, thereby obtaining the most efficient production process. The West Point, Georgia manufacturing facility is taking advantage of renewable solar energy through skylights with light diffusers. This has reduced the plant’s lighting load by as much as 50% during daylight hours. What is the percent reduction achieved by unit of product over the specified period?: 68 Enter Base year for period.: 1995 Enter Reporting year for period.: 2007 What is the company's specified goal for GHG reduction? Eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions. What steps has the company taken to reduce GHG emissions of the manufacturing process?: Energy efficiency, switching from fossil fuel energy sources like natural gas to renewable landfill gas, purchase of Renewable Energy Credits, and purchase of offset credits. What is the percent reduction achieved by unit over specified period?: 100 Enter Base year for period.: 1995 Enter Reporting year for period.: 2007 Does the company participate in any recognized voluntary programs to increase energy efficiency and/or reduce GHG emissions in manufacturing? Yes other If other, please list: EPA Clim. Leaders, CCX Does the company report greenhouse gas emissions? Yes Is the company listed on The Climate Registry, and/or is GHG reporting done according to a recognized protocol?: The Greenhouse Gas Protocol What is the company's specified goal for reducing potable water use? Eliminate any negative impact the company may have on the environment by 2020. Reduce water consumption. What steps have been taken to reduce potable water consumption of the manufacturing process?: Interface decommissioned the yarn dyeing systems in 2000 and eliminated the process wastewater effluent pipes. Therefore, the only water leaving the manufacturing facility is sanitary sewer from restrooms and sinks; there is no wastewater leaving manufacturing, so no wastewater discharge permits are needed. What is the percent reduction achieved by unit of product over the specified period?: 81 Enter Base year for period.: 1996 Enter Reporting year for period.: 2007 What is the company's specified goal for reducing solid waste? Eliminate waste. What steps has the company taken to reduce solid-waste created from the manufacturing process?: Replacement of manufacturing technology in yarn processing has saved about 5,000,000 lbs. of yarn since 2002 allowing for it to be reused in our normal carpet tufting process. Interface has embraced biomimicry principles in designing carpet which allows for mergeable dyelots and thereby eliminates the need for attic stock and allows for nondirectional installation. What is the percent reduction achieved by unit of product over the specified period?: 76 Enter Base year for period.: 1996 Enter Reporting year for period.: 2007 What percent of the waste from the facility goes to hazardous waste, landfill, Waste-To-Energy (WTE), recycled (offsite)? hazardous waste: ????0 landfill: 15 Waste-To-Energy (WTE): 6 recycled (offsite): 78 Are any Hazardous Air Pollutants (as defined by EPA) created, used, or released during the manufacture of the product? No Are any hazardous chemicals created, used, or released during the manufacture of the product which must be reported under the State Right to Know Act (SARA), Section 313 via the Toxics Release Inventory (<a href="http://www.epa.gov/tri/">TRI)?(The absence of hazardous chemicals or air pollutants in manufacture is laudable. However the presence of such hazards is not a simple indicator of environmental impact. Which listed hazards are present, how they are handled, the magnitude of emissions, nd the extent and effectiveness of efforts to minimize creation, use, and releases of such hazards, are all important in assessing environmental responsibility. While it can be problematic to try to compare the performance of different companies, a record of TRI releases by company found on the EPA website allows review of a single company over time. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/tris/tris_query.html) Yes 3.3.3 Manufacturer Comments The percentages for waste reduction do not entirely capture the full picture. InterfaceFLOR has very little waste. For every square yard of carpet manufactured, less than 0.05 lbs of waste is landfilled. The total waste is equivalent to the waste generated by only 532 Americans for one year. 3.4 CONSTRUCTION 3.4.1 Construction Waste Management Shipping and Packing Materials (select all that apply for each) Pallets: --- - Reusable Boxes: --- - Recyclable Packing filler: --- - Not used Containers: --- - Not used Wrapping: --- - Recyclable Has the company reduced the amount of packaging required? Yes Are there programs in place to reduce environmental impacts of packaging? Yes If yes, please describe program and results.: Working with supplier to increase the recycled content of boxes. Currently 100% post-consumer recycled content. Does the design of this product include features that reduce amount of excess material/overage required at installation? Yes What is the typical % excess material/overage?: 5 What are the disposition options for excess material?: recycling, reuse 3.4.2 Installation Accessories: Identify accessory items (adhesives, fasteners, tapes, etc.) required to install product and describe in the comment field any impact on the sustainable performance of the product. Adhesives are not required. InterfaceFLOR’s dimensionally stable backing allows for a NO-glue installation method using TacTiles. TacTiles replace adhesives when used to install InterfaceFLOR modular carpet with GlasBac® and GlasBacRE backings, only. TacTiles eliminate the sticky mess when adhesive is used on raised-access flooring. TacTiles have an environmental footprint that is more than 90% lower than traditional glue. TacTiles have an exceptionally low odor and “zero” calculated VOC’s, which meet the requirements for LEED EQ c4.1 Low Emitting Adhesives. TacTiles use a small quantity of a pressure sensitive adhesive, applied on one side of a polyester film, to connect InterfaceFLOR carpet modules together to form a stable surface over almost any hard surface. Installations using TacTiles comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. 3.4.3 Contract Closeout Final Cleaning: Do recommended final cleaning materials emit any known airborne toxins or VOCs? No 3.5 FACILITY OPERATIONS 3.5.1 Product Lifespan What is the expected lifespan of the product? 15+ years What is the maximum length of manufacturer's warranty? 20 years 3.5.2 Recommended Cleaning and Maintenance Recommended frequency of regularly scheduled cleaning Other Smooth Surface Flooring: Does the product require waxing or polishing to maintain its appearance? No 3.6 DECONSTRUCTION / RECYCLING PHASE 3.6.1 Manufacturer/Industry Programs Is there a maintenance/replacement agreement? Yes Is there a buy-back or take-back program for products at end-of-life? Yes For the manufacturing take-back program, what is the recycling rate for take-back product relative to your annual production in lbs? 25 3.6.2 Product Reuse Is the entire product reusable? Yes Are components of the product reusable? No If yes to either of the above, do installation techniques allow it to be easily removed/disassembled without damage? Yes 3.6.3 Product Recycling / Disposal Is the product currently being recycled into another product? Yes If yes, describe what new product(s):: new carpet fiber, new carpet backing, engineered plastics If yes, what % of annual production is recycled?: 45 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 4.1 STEWARDSHIP 4.1 Stewardship Are any of the company's buildings/sites certified under a green building rating system? Yes Identify location of certified building: Atlanta, Shanghai, Bangalore, and Thailand Identify which certification: LEED CI, CI, CI, NC Identify level of certification achieved: Platinum , Gold, Gold, Certified Briefly describe the organizations environmental policies or programs and provide link to them on company website. Mission Zero: our commitment to eliminate any negative impact our company may have on the environmental by 2020.www.interfaceglobal.com What awards and recognition has the company achieved or received for its environmental stewardship? 2008: Floor Focus Top 250 Design Survey, InterfaceFLOR rated Green Leader, and Green Kudos awards, Best Overall Business Experience, Quality, Performance, and Value.2007: InterfaceFLOR the Carpet America Recovery Effort’s (CARE) Recycler of the Year award. 2006: Landfill Methane Outreach Program Energy Partner of the Year, US EPAGlobeScan's 2007 Survey of Sustainability Experts Listed on Portfolio 21's Top Ten "Green" Companies for 2006 Are there other environmental groups that also list the product(s)? yes. GreenSpec, EcoLogo, NSF Is this product GreenSpec listed?: Yes Does the company participate in any voluntary programs to reduce environmental impact of the listed product(s)? Yes If yes, identify program(s) (select all that apply): --- - Performance Track- other If "other", please identify:: EPA:Climate Leaders, SmartWay, Green Power Partnership Please describe what Design-for-Environment (DfE) strategies were used in design of this product (including such practices as dematerialization, and design-for-disassembly), company-wide approach to DfE, and other aspects that you feel exemplify commitment but have not been quantified elsewhere in this form. Interface Research & Development department conducts quarterly "Out of the Box" meetings focusing on how to reduce the environmental impact of our products, how to further embrace principles of biomimicry and look to the principles of nature in designing carpet, dematerialization, and progress towards our goal of 100% recycled or bio-based raw materials. Additionally, Interface has a Research department which conducts life cycle assessments of our products to assess how to achieve the greatest reduction in environmental impact. Current styles of Interface modular carpet have a 31% lower environmental footprint versus the average product manufactured by Interface in 2000. Through research using life cycle assessment, Interface has discovered that the best way to reduce the environmental footprint of your carpet selection is to choose a product that will last the longest, thereby reducing the frequency of replacements. Additionally, specifying lower face weight has the greatest influence on reducing the embodied energy of the product. Reclaiming carpet removed from renovation projects reduces waste sent to landfill. Specifying climate neutral carpet expands client's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 4.2 TRANSPARENCY OF INFORMATION 4.2 Transparency of Information Is the environmental information reported in this form available on the website? Yes If yes link to webpage(s): www.interfaceglobal.com Does the company have an environmental policy or sustainability plan available on its website? Yes If yes link to webpage(s): www.interfaceglobal.com Does the company produce a corporate sustainability report for public review? Yes If yes link to webpage(s): www.interfaceglobal.com On what protocol is it based (GRI, OneReport, etc)? GRI Are the ingredients or materials that comprise the product fully disclosed on product packaging or in materials accompanying the product? No MANUFACTURER COMMENTS ### This GreenFormat listing has been self-completed by the manufacturer. It does not convey or imply any CSI or GreenFormat "approval," "certification," "verification," or any other third-party review or endorsement of the product's characteristics or quality by CSI or its agents.
Pages to are hidden for
"397 Interface FLOR carpet tiles"Please download to view full document