Sustainable carpet standard reached

August 11, 2010

The Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS) has reached an agreement has reached agreement with several industries on new green building standards. Among the standards developed is a Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard. It will be the preferred consensus environmental standard for purchasers, specifiers, and users of carpet.

  • Sustainable Carpet Standard The State of California is adopting this Standard for all State purchasing and about 20 States are expected to follow suit.  MTS and the Carpet & Rug Institute will be issuing a joint press release this week.  This is the world's first sustainable product Standard.

  • SMART© Sustainable/EPP Flooring StandardThe City of Dallas and HOK are Hosting and Sponsoring the November 1 Public Meeting before the Standard is finalized.   SMART© is the Sustainable Materials Rating Technology©  and products meeting SMART© Standards are Best for the Triple Bottom Line©.

  • National Integrative Design Process (IDP) Standard Guide © The City of Chicago and Perkins + Will are Hosting and Sponsoring the November 29 Organizational Meeting Launch of the IDP Standard for all green buildings and communities.

  • SMART© Sustainable/EPP Performance Standard for All Building Products The City of Chicago and Perkins + Will are Hosting and Sponsoring the November 29 Organizational Meeting Launch of the Standard for all building products.

  • National Zero Use Energy Standard for Buildings © The State of Illinois and City of Chicago are Hosting and Sponsoring the November 30 Organizational Meeting Launch of the Standard to reduce long term substantially increasing energy costs, the risk of intensifying climate change, mercury pollution and acid rain.

  • LEED® & ENERGY STAR ® Building Finance Summit December 6, NYC Hosted by Durst Development and New York City, the Summit has over 35 leading Sponsors including USGBC, EPA, National Association of Realtors, BOMA, CoreNet Global, Wells Fargo and will be launching the Valuation Methodology for the rating agencies and finance community providing cheaper cost of capital, higher appraised value, higher credit rating & green mortgage backed securities.

         
 

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