Mohawk is walking the walk with facilities that meet the highest standards of sustainable building design.
Customers use Mohawk’s sustainable flooring products to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and WELL, a tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings — so it’s only natural that we’d aim for the distinction ourselves. The Mohawk Flooring Center in Calhoun, Georgia has held LEED Gold status since 2015. The former manufacturing facility built in the 1980s found new life as an office and showroom, using repurposed materials from the original construction and new skylights that let in the sun.
Following the success of this remodel, we are now seeking certification for two new Mohawk buildings. For the Mohawk Group’s showroom in New York City, we are scheduled to receive LEED Silver and WELL Gold Certification for New and Existing Interiors. All design choices for the space were made with occupant health and comfort in mind. For example, installed products met stringent VOC content levels and emissions requirements. A lighting control system considers circadian rhythms, lighting glare and color quality. It also uses occupant sensors and daylight sensors to save energy when artificial light is not needed.
Our showroom in Glasgow, Virginia, meanwhile, achieved LEED Gold status. One contributor to the building’s rating is its materials: only low-emitting materials were used on the building’s interior, and 31 percent of all materials were reused. All waste generated from the space’s construction was diverted from landfills. Other savings came from energy innovations, including occupancy sensors, LED lighting, and appliances certified by Energy Star. The project is also recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Six onsite honeybee hives have introduced approximately 300,000 bees, which will benefit the nearby ecosystem.