Shaw Industries (Shaw Floors)

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering provider with more than $4 billion in annual sales.

Background
Shaw Industries has an ongoing commitment to designing Cradle to Cradle SM products and encouraging sustainability through innovation, a company initiative dubbed the Shaw Green Edge®. As part of that process, Shaw is creating a long-term plan to retrofit all of their office and manufacturing facilities. Wilmot was chosen from several competing bidders to assess feasibility and facilitate the LEED certification process at Shaw Industries’ global headquarters.

Results
Using the LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System the Wilmot team will help retrofit a 140,000 s.f. office as a pilot project for the company’s 130 buildings. Shaw is undertaking multiple equipment, metering, and policy upgrades to prepare for LEED-EB certification. As part of the project scope, Wilmot has been asked to evaluate renewable energy, energy reduction, water reduction, indoor air quality, employee comfort projects and storm water management. With Wilmot’s help, Shaw Industries will continue its tradition of sustainable business, for today and generations to come.