Receive maximum Green Star Points with Shaw Contract carpet
Shaw Contract modular and broadloom products are certified by ‘Good Environmental Choice Australia Limited’ (GECA) with the highest level of certification (‘GECA 50-2011 v2’).
This certification is recognised as a ‘Level A’ rating, under the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA’s) Assessment Framework for Product Certification Schemes. This allows Shaw Contract’s products to achieve maximum product scores in three areas of the Green Star rating tools – Flooring Materials, PVC and Indoor Environmental Quality.
Flooring Materials Credits
Shaw Contract’s carpeting products are certified with Good Environmental Choice Australia Limited’s (GECA) highest level of certification (‘GECA 50-2011’). This certification is a Green Star ‘Level A’ product rating and guarantees a maximum product score of 100% (5 out of 5 credit points) in the Flooring Materials Calculators.
Shaw Contract carpet products are 100% PVC-Free and contribute credit points in the PVC Credit section of Green Star.
Indoor Environment Quality (VOC Emissions) Credits
Shaw Contract carpeting and adhesive products are certified as being low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emitting and satisfy the requirements stipulated in the Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) section of the Green Star rating tools.
What Is Green Star?
The Green Building Council of Australia’s ‘Green Star’ is a comprehensive, national, voluntary environmental rating system that evaluates the environmental design and construction of buildings. With more than 4 million square metres of Green Star-certified space around Australia, and a further 8 million square metres of Green Star-registered space, Green Star has transformed Australia’s property and construction market.
Green Star was developed for the property industry in order to:
- Establish a common language;
- Set a standard of measurement for green buildings;
- Promote integrated, whole-building design;
- Recognise environmental leadership;
- Identify building life-cycle impacts; and
- Raise awareness of green building benefits.