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Armstrong Flooring has been recognized by many entities for our sustainability efforts including the following:

2015

2015 Green Leadership Award - County of Los Angeles, California

Armstrong Flooring’s South Gate plant was the only business honored with this Award which recognized our outstanding and innovative Floor Recycling Program and waste reduction efforts. South Gates achievements in 2014 include:

  • Recycling over 450 tons of reclaimed materials, including 50 tons from the state of California.
  • Eliminating 168 tons of monthly process waste from going to the landfill, making it a zero process waste facility.
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2015 ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence
The I-Set Installation System was recognized with a platinum Award for Design Excellence (ADEX). This revolutionary adhesive system, factory applied to Natural Creations Luxury Vinyl Tile installs about half the time of traditional methods, eliminates applied wet adhesives and associated fumes and provides durability and flexibility as the product can easily be moved from one location to another.

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2014

2014 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence
Armstrong Flooring won the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for its Reclamation Program for Vinyl Composition Tile Flooring.
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2014 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award
Armstrong Flooring’s Kankakee, IL plant was recognized for its commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices.
  • From 2008 until 2013, we reduced waste generated at the plant by 95% or 6,670 tons.
  • Reclaimed and recycled over 1,200,000 million pounds of flooring tiles
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LEED-EB Platinum Certification - United States Green Building Council
Armstrong Flooring's Corporate Headquarters Building 701 is LEED-EB Platinum certified. In 2007, this was the first building outside of California to achieve the highest certification offered. In 2014, this building was the first building in Pennsylvania to be re-certified LEED Platinum.
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2013

2013 - The Infinity Arrow Award - California Product Stewardship Council
Armstrong Flooring won the California Product Stewardship Council's Infinity Arrow Award for its Floor Recycling Program which is the . first of its kind to recycle both installed Armstrong and competitive VCT flooring products.
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2013 Energy Star - Environmental Protection Agency
Armstrong Flooring achieved the Energy Star label for its Lancaster corporate headquarters in 2006 and then again from 2008 – 2013.
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2012

2012 Nightingale Award - Contract Magazine
The Center for Health Design, Healthcare Design Conference, and Contract magazine presented a 2012 Nightingale Award to Armstrong Commercial Flooring bio-flooring, Striations BBT. The award recognizes the best industry products for the built healthcare environment.
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2011

2011 Waste Reduction Award - California Dept. of Resources
The Armstrong Flooring South Gate, CA flooring plant was named a 2011 Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) winner by the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). 2011 marks the seventh year that Armstrong Flooring won this award.

In 2010, the plant was able to reduce waste generation by 2,248 tons (4.5 million pounds). This was done through improvement projects using Lean systems methodologies, creating a Sustainability Team to focus on the 3Rs, and with input and support from all plant employees.

Years Awarded: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999
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2010

2010 Australian Business Award
Flooring won in the manufacturing category of the “2010 Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability,” a national Greenhouse Challenge Plus awards program that recognizes organizations that demonstrate leadership and commitment to the enhancement, preservation and protection of the environment. Achievements included:
  • A 34.5% reduction in CO2 emissions, 868kg/ton of material produced today down from 1,324kg/tone in year 2000.
  • 47% drop in potable water used, 590litre/ton of material produced today down from 1,113litres/tone in 2005.
  • Waste sent to landfill is 3% of purchased material today reduced from 6.1% in 2005.
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