Carpet Tiles from Irvine International Floors new PURE Contract carpet tile range use the best environmental initiatives are consistent with doing the right thing and operating in a manner that is transparent. To be a leader in environmental and social responsibility when it comes to manufacturing carpet tiles. Pure carpet tiles are compelled to set an example for customers by looking for cleaner energy resources and waste reductions during the production of carpet tiles. Continually searching for new innovations in carpet tile technology to help produce and market new carpet tiles and thereby reducing raw materials used. Companies that clearly state their environmental initiatives will emerge as leaders.
Our reason for searching new environmentally healthy products and practices is simple. We believe in giving back to the community by creating better environmental practices and by being an active participant in the growth of individuals and communities. It is imperative that all of us, individuals and corporations, do what is right environmentally. We will continue to use innovation and technology to finding better solutions.
Carpet Tile Waste Reductions
PURE Contract Carpet Tiles have made great strides utilizing post consumer recycled content in all carpet tiles manufactured . For example, we have created and developed a carpet tile with 85% post consumer recycled content, PET bottles and glass. A minimum of 2 million pounds of glass is recycled annually into our carpet tile backing. It is our belief that our tile backing process is the most energy efficient process in the industry today because the majority of our input materials are diverted from landfills. Corporately have reducing waste sent to the landfills by 71% over the last five years, and have diverted over 1.6 million pounds of post consumer waste annually in our carpet offerings and 100 percent of our product offerings contain post consumer recycled content.
Additionally, our premium branded nylon, Avalar, contains pre-consumer recycled content. All Nexterra carpet tile products carry the NSF-140 Platinum Certification indicating our commitment to the economic, environmental and social requirements for a more sustainable carpet tile.
Carpet Tile Energy Savings
PURE Contract Carpet Tiles invest in Renewable Energy Credits and purchase renewable energy generated by wind farms for all of our commercial operations. We are committed to investing in renewable energy, joining other companies and individuals who encourage the development of cleaner energy. By purchasing clean green power, PURE Contract qualifies for the EPA’s Green Power Leadership Club, a distinction given to organizations that have significantly exceeded EPA’s minimum purchase requirements. Green Power Leadership Club members must purchase ten times the partnership’s minimum requirement organization –wide. We currently buy enough green power to meet 100% of our total purchased electricity in our commercial facilities.
Green power is electricity generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources such as wind, solar, geothermal and low-impact hydro. These resources generate electricity with a net zero increase in carbon dioxide emissions, while offering a superior environmental profile compared to traditional power generation sources. We use 91% less energy when compared to virgin materials by utilizing recycled plastic and polyester-based (PET) materials and glass for our carpet tile backing.
Carpet Tile Water Conservation
Conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water. PURE Contract Carpet Tiles have eliminated the use of water in the manufacture of the Nexterra carpet tile backing and reduced water use at our manufacturing facility by 20% saving over 140,000 gallons of water annually. The vast majority of the yarns in our commercial products are solution dyed, eliminating huge water consumption necessary in yarn and piece dyed methods.
Carpet Tile Backing – NEXTERRA
Sustainability within a carpet tile can be met through intelligent design on the forefront. All PURE Contract carpet tiles are designed with sustainability in mind. We conducted an extensive LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) using PET(polyethylene terephthalate) as the primary plastic in the material composition of our backing. We found using post consumer PET would lead to a 91% energy savings compared to virgin PET.
NEXTERRA , a backing with less energy and zero water which is lighter and stronger than conventional tile backing using post consumer PET and post consumer glass. Nexterra carpet tile backing can be fully recycled into new Nexterra backing at the end of it’s lifespan. Additionally, all of our products are manufactured with 100% renewable energy. All of the renewable energy we invest in occurs from 100% wind energy.
Puralex Carpet Tiles
The indoor environment people encounter everyday may be up to 10 times worse than the outdoor environment. This is why Pure Contract includes Puralex, an indoor odor neutralizer, in every product manufactured.
Puralex works by breaking down most organic molecules in the air into inert material, contains no harmful chemicals and has no fragrance of its own. Independent testing using EPA approved methods shows Puralex reduces total VOC emissions by absorbing odors from the air. Actual results will vary based on proper room airflow conditions.
Enviromental Choice New Zealand & NSF Certification
Every product in the PURE Contract product line is certified Platinum by the NSF-140 2007 Standard through NSF International & Enviromental Choice New Zealand. The NSF-140 standard is a point system with established requirements for performance covering six key areas: Public Health and Environment, Energy and Energy Efficiency, Bio-Based, Recycled Content Materials or Environmentally Preferable Materials, Manufacturing, Reclamation and End of Life Management, and Innovation. PURE Contract selected NSF International as the certification body because they are a non-profit organization and a
ANSI accredited certifier. NSF International has been certifying products to standards for 60 years, helping to ensure public health and safety.
We invest in Renewable Energy Credits and purchase renewable energy from 100% wind sources for all our operations. We are committed to investing in renewable energy, joining other companies and individuals who encourage the development of cleaner energy. All Renewable Energy Credits Pure Contract purchases are third party certified by the Center for Resource Solutions.
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