Tarkett Publishes EDPs for Sustainable Building Materials

by | Dec 15, 2014

Sustainable flooring and sports surface company Tarkett has published environmental product declarations for the Johnsonite Arcade Rubber Sheet Flooring and Johnsonite BaseWorks Thermoset Rubber Wall Base.

Together with environmental health statements, EPDs allow manufacturers to meet the increasing demands by architects, designers and the United States Green Building Council for full disclosure of ingredients in the North American building products industry.

EPDs disclose product ingredients, potential impacts on the environment and factual, objective life cycle assessment data to building professionals and consumers. In an EPD, the product information is provided within pre-set categories and parameters, in accordance with the international standard ISO 14025.

Johnsonite Arcade Rubber Sheet Flooring is manufactured in the USA in an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified plant. Arcade is FloorScore certified and contributes to good indoor air quality. As part of the Tarkett ReStart Recycling and Reclamation Program, which allows for unadhered jobsite scraps to be collected and returned to the company to be repurposed for other products or uses, Arcade ultimately reduces the impact on landfill.

BaseWorks Thermoset Rubber Wall Base is manufactured in the company’s Middlefield, Ohio plant, which is both ISO 14001, and ISO 9001 certified for high standards in environmental management and resource stewardship. BaseWorks is FloorScore certified for indoor air quality, with TVOC (total volatile organic compound) emissions below the limit of quantification. The product meets all the performance requirements in ASTM F-1861. BaseWorks Thermoset Rubber Wall Base contains natural mineral filler as well as 2.3 percent rapidly renewable content (by weight) and can help contribute toward obtaining LEED credits. It is also recyclable as part of the company’s ReStart program.

Continued efforts to provide a complete product library of EPDs are part of Tarkett’s commitment to transparency and best practices in sustainable growth. Tarkett also says it promotes circular design.

Tarkett is one of 25 of KKR’s Green Portfolio Program companies that have avoided more than 2.3 million metric tons of greenhouse gases and achieved about $1.2 billion in cost savings and new revenue between 2008 and 2013.

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