Welcome to the digital edition of the Sustainability Lab, an exhibit and destination to help you take the next step towards making a positive impact on people and planet.
Check out the most innovative and sustainable
products currently being shown at NeoCon.
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Transparency Throughout the Life Cycle
Digital Product Passport
Novalis is excited to announce the first Digital Product Passport for a flooring company in North America. The passport can be accessed by scanning a QR code on the back of Novalis flooring planks or tiles and provides information about content, recyclability, embodied carbon, TVOCs, certifications, and technical data.
of water have been reused at the Novalis China factory in 2020 alone.
The factory also diverted 27,850 tons of scrap waste from landfill in 2020.
AVA 2SPRK Certifications
Indoor Advantage Gold
Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold
Eco+ Phthalate Free Biobased Content
AVA 2SPRK Declarations
Environmental Product Declaration
Health Product Declaration
Clarus’s rolling glass whiteboard, go! Mobile, is practical, versatile, and modern, serving as the perfect product for your office space or classroom. It gives you the freedom to create flexible workspaces on the go. With a choice of 4 different sizes and the ability to customize each side of your go! Mobile, you can transform any space into a productive collaborative environment.
Environmental Product Declaration
This revolutionary writing surface is made with tempered safety glass, resists stains, and is easy to clean. The frame comes in 16 finishes and the glass can be customized in over 150 colors.
Designing with Nature
Biobased Xorel® Indoor/Outdoor
Carnegie’s newest innovation is the world’s first Biobased Xorel for both indoor and outdoor applications. First introduced in 2013, Biobased Xorel is a plant-based, rather than fossil-fuel based, product that generates significantly less carbon emissions while delivering beauty and performace. Now with up to 85% plant-based content, the new Biobased Xorel Indoor/Outdoor pushes the boundaries of what’s possible.
Living Product Challenge
Cradle to Cradle Gold
SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
USDA Certified 60-91% Biobased content
TUV Austria OK biobased - Level 3 (ASTM D6866) facts Certified Gold
Biobased textile to earn the Cradle to Cradle Gold and Living Product Challenge Certification.
First + only
of Biobased Xorel or Biobased Xorel Indoor/Outdoor offsets the same amount of carbon dioxide as an acre of trees.
Technology for Regeneration
ECONYL® regenerated nylon is transforming the fiber industry and helping to create a more sustainable future. Designers can influence a product's environmental footprint with their early design decisions by choosing sustainable materials. ECONYL® regenerated nylon is a product that can help you close the loop. Made from waste, it's infinitely recyclable and can unleash infinite possibilities for makers, creators and consumers.
Cradle to Cradle
LEED V4 Compliant
reduction in global warming potential, when you choose ECONYL® nylon over nylon made from virgin raw materials.
up to 90%
Ownership to Stewardship
Heirloom Design strives to be the catalyst of change for sustainability by powering the circular economy for the commercial design community. We empower makers, businesses and specifiers to invest in higher quality furniture that lasts longer than a lifetime—and creates a healthier planet in the process. Each product from Heirloom comes with a unique QR code that tells its story so that you can see where it’s been and the legacy it’s left along the way as you become part of it.
Mantra Inspired Furniture (7-7038)
of furniture from landfills every year.
We want to shift the design industries mindset from ownership to stewardship and remove
12 million tons
Designing with Transparency
Commitment to Declarations
HMTX is responding to the need to invest in a restorative ecosystem, and is a global leader in sustainable and transparent practices. All Aspecta flooring products have Declare labels, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), and Health Product Declarations (HPDs), which are powerful tools to disclose product ingredients. Declare labels and HPDs are also available for popular Teknofloor and Metrofloor products.
25+ Declare Labels
35+ Health Product Declarations
EPDs for Aspecta flooring
measures diversity & inclusion, equity, employee benefits, stewardship, and other metrics.
HMTX’s factories are the
first in all of Asia
ASSURE Certification for all rigid core flooring
to achieve the JUST social justice label which
Joining Forces on Carbon
Decarbonizing the Built Environment
Interface has been on a journey to reduce its overall carbon footprint, including its supply chain, since 1994. It has led the industry with the lowest carbon footprint in commercial carpet tile for many years and all products it sells—carpet tile, LVT, rigid core, vinyl sheet and nora® rubber—are carbon neutral across the full life cycle through its Carbon Neutral FloorsTM program. Interface can even calculate your floor’s impact so you can see its contribution to global warming.
Cradle to Cradle Certified® USDA
Certified Biobased Greenhealth
CRI Green Label Plus
Carbon Neutral FloorsTM
GREENGUARD Gold Certified
since its baseline year of 1996.
The global sales-weighted average cradle-to-gate carbon footprint of Interface carpet is
kg CO2e/m2, down
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Health Product Declaration (HPD)
Keilhauer and the world's first carbon neutral office chair, Swurve, bring comfort and elegance to any room. When designing Swurve, Keilhauer eliminated carbon emissions at every turn by sustainably sourcing materials, responsibly manufacturing all elements of the chair, and implementing an end-of-life recycling plan.
BIFMA Level® 2
SCS Global Services Indoor AdvantageTM Gold
Certified carbon neutral by Carbonfund.org
Red List compliant
Healthier Hospitals Initiative compliant
LEED® BPDO Sourcing of Raw Materials- CSR
LEED® BPDO Sourcing of Raw Materials- Recycled
LEED® BPDO Material Ingredients
LEED® BPDO Low Emitting Materials
WELL v2TM Feature V02
WELL v2TM Feature X05
WELL v2TM Feature X06
to landfills, and offset 100% of electricity use with renewable energy credits.
Swurve is manufactured in facilities that produce
of each chair can be recycled at end-of-life.
recycled content and
Swurve is comprised of
The fastest and most sustainable way to search and sample materials.
All your samples in one box.
Material Bank is the world’s largest material marketplace for the architecture and design industry. Discover 450+ brands on one site, order samples by midnight (ET), and everything delivers in a single box by 10:30 am the next day.
packages saved by consolidating samples from multiple brands into one box.
metric tons of C02e offset by shipping all sample orders 100% carbon neutral since October 2020.
Empowering A&D to fight climate change.
Material Bank’s Carbon Impact Program is a free initiative that supports firms on their sustainable design journey. Unlock metrics to monitor and reduce the carbon impact of your project sampling and leverage customized digital tools to support sustainability education and material specifications.
Beyond Carbon Neutral
Solving all flooring challenges with one complete solution is now possible with EcoFlex ONE from Mohawk Group. This state-of-the-art flooring system combines with the advanced engineering of Duracolor© Tricor fiber to deliver modular carpet that leads the industry in durability, cleanability, performance, and sustainability.
NSF 140 Platinum
Living Product Challenge Certified
Red List Free
CRI GreenLabel Plus
offset to positively impact the planet.
EcoFlex ONE is Beyond Carbon Neutral, meaning it’s carbon neutral plus provides an additional
Materials for Health and Wellness
Woven Silica Wallcovering
Woven Silica Wallcovering combines innovation, beauty and sustainability to create a product with the essence of a woven textile combined with superior performance. Woven Silica is a PVC free wallcovering derived from Silica Sand, with a bio-based coating that absorbs and permanently captures harmful VOCs.
GREENGUARD certified / Low-VOC CA Section 01350
Prop 65 compliant
Meets or exceeds some Type II requirements
Naturally breathable without perforation
Printed with water-based inks
Enhances indoor air quality through CleanAir technology
Momentum’s CleanAir technology consists of a biobased coating that absorbs and permanently captures formaldehyde from the air. The formaldehyde stays neutralized even when the material is stripped off the wall and disposed of.
We Help You Plan the Lifecycle of Your Furniture
Great office furniture is designed to look good and is built to last. But most of this furniture ends up in a landfill after its first use. Reseat ID is a new tool for companies which automates the future resell process. It also provides a digital space to organize projects, catalogue inventory, collaborate with clients through the planning, design and build processes, and more—all in one place. A little forethought can end a lot of waste!
of quality commercial furniture ends up in a landfill. Reseat ID breaks this cycle by having a proactive plan for the second life cycle of your office furniture, right from the point of purchase.
Total Transparency on Wood
Wood seems inherently eco-friendly. But until you consider harvesting, processing, and the introduction of chemicals via treatments and finishes, there’s no guarantee that wood products are sustainable. That’s why Rulon International is committed to ensuring that each product it makes meets the highest standards of transparency.
FSC®-Certified Solids, Veneers, and Cores (FSC® C103284)
Recycled Content Cores (CPA 4-19 Eco-Certified Composites (ECC) Standard) Indoor Advantage GOLD (CDPH v1.2)
NAF/ULEF Cores (EPA TSCA Title VI | CARB ATCM 93120.3(c))
Water-Based UV-Cured Low-VOC finish (meets SCAQMD Rule 1113)
Environmental Product Declaration (ISO 14025)
Health Product Declaration v2.1
The impact of every Rulon International wood product is documented in four categories: environmental footprint, material composition, sustainable sourcing, and indoor air quality.
Closing the Loop
Re[TURN] Reclamation Program
Shaw Contract aims to make buildings a future source of raw materials through its Re[TURN] Reclamation Program. Shaw Contract is actively identifying prior installations and partnering with those customers to reclaim and recycle their flooring at the end of its useful life, with the help of the company’s Customer Relationship Management software.
Shaw Contract has recycled approximately
1 billion pounds
of carpet since 2006.
Building on the Good
Sustainability by Design
In addition to having the largest portfolio of products eligible for LEED© credit, Sherwin- Williams is pleased to announce the launch of its Sustainability by Design program. Through this program, every product developed through the company’s 5-step Stage-Gate process will consider over a dozen sustainability attributes including ecolabels and third-party validated sustainability disclosures.
of 2020 global sales for Sherwin-Williams consisted of sustainably advantaged products, and that number is set to grow.
Turf's Design’s new palette, Turf Hues, features 23 new colors and 9 classics that allow designers to explore the contribution of color and sound to a sense of wellbeing in commercial spaces. Developed in collaboration with Ames Design Collective’s Carolyn Ames Noble over a period of more than two years, the palette serves all communities with a focus on how different colors and tones affect one’s perception and environment.
Declare® Red List Free (9 mm)
Intertek Certified Clean Air GOLD
Health Product Declaration (9 mm)
recycled content and are
Turf is also committed to minimizing the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill.
Turf ’s products are made up of
Renewable and Recycled Resources
Ultrafabrics believes you should never compromise on performance, comfort, or sustainability. Focused on the future, the company incorporates conscious ingredients that inspire creators to dream bigger. The Volar Bio performance fabric contains renewable and plant-based materials, while collections Dwell, Eco Tech, Geom, Pearlized, Ultraleather and Ultraleather Pro incorporates TENCELTM Modal fibers.
Indoor Advantage Gold
29% BioPreferred Program Label for Volar Bio
materials in all its products by 2030. It has already achieved 40% of this goal.
Ultrafabrics is aiming for at least
50% rapidly renewable or recycled