Flooring Life Cycle Made Simple

The Six Pillars of Sustainable Flooring

This white paper explores the six (6) pillars that must be considered when designing and selecting sustainable flooring. It reviews flooring through the environmental and social lens of sustainability, and explains how the six pillars relate to the health and well-being of building occupants. Key attributes of sustainable flooring are discussed, such as biophilia, lighting, acoustics, indoor air quality, life cycle thinking, and safety, as well as the intent of LEED v4 BD+C, ID+C, O+M credits and the related requirements of LEED credits, WELL Building Standard features, and Building Codes.

  • Six Pillars of Sustainable Flooring

  • Review of LEED credits and WELL features related to flooring

  • Evidence based design flooring examples