An Office So Green It's Platinum

TVS Interiors achieved LEED's highest rating for an innovatively designed, green-thinking carpet showroom in Atlanta

When Atlanta-based carpet manufacturer Interface began thinking about building its first hometown showroom, one thing was clear: it had to be green. Much of the company’s identity is bound up in sustainability—from founder Ray Anderson’s eco-epiphany 13 years ago to the current target of erasing its environmental impact by 2020—and it saw the showroom as a way to demonstrate that commitment. So when the opportunity arose, Interface signed on as a pilot project for the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) new commercial-interiors certification program. “We decided from the beginning that we wanted to go for the most we could get,” says John Wells, president of Interface Americas.

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