Towards a Sustainable Environment
We strive to minimize energy usage in manufacturing operations and to reduce dependency on man-made materials. At present 76% of raw materials by weight consist of natural and rapidly-renewable materials. We have introduced innovative systems to reduce and recycle. These have resulted in a 4% reduction in energy consumption used per square yard in one year, a 17% reduction in effluent volume, a 3% reduction in steam volume, and reduction of yarn waste by more than 9%.
LEED (U.S. Green Building Council) Information
Rapidly Renewable Materials, LEED MR Credit 6: Our 80/20 wool/nylon Axminster carpets contribute to the 1 point LEED credit available for rapidly renewable materials.
Low-Emitting Materials, Carpet Systems, LEED EQ Credit 4.3: Laboratory test results (AQS 16133-010AA) certify that Crossley Axminster 80/20 products meet all carpet industry low-emissions testing criteria necessary for compliance with LEED EQ Credit 4.3 requirements.
For customers truly interested in maintaining the most harmonious and sustainable relationship with the environment, we offer the option of completely bio-degradable products made from rapidly renewable resources, utilizing 100% wool face yarns and natural fiber backing yarns.