Tarkett Webinar Focuses on Designing People-Friendly Spaces and Improved Indoor Air Quality
CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, will present a webinar, Designing People-Friendly Spaces: Keeping Occupants Healthy, Safe and Comfortable, Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM ET. The complimentary webinar is open to all professionals in architecture, interior design and facility management.
During this webinar, a panel of experts will address the ways in which architects and designers can create people-friendly spaces. With a focus on indoor air quality (IAQ), the panel will also examine the materials being used to create structures free of airborne contaminants, including those with low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions that deliver reduced maintenance, high durability and maximum safety, while providing colors, textures and surfaces that are easily adapted to a broad range of styles and design needs.
Understanding that architects, designers and facilities managers face a constant challenge to produce attractive designs with highly functioning elements that also meet the comfort, health and aesthetic needs of building occupants and visitors, the webinar presents a balanced approach to selecting materials, addressing issues such as IAQ, low VOC emissions and third-party certification.
Registration may be completed online by visiting https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/473972586.
- Diane Martel. Vice President, Environmental Planning and Strategy, Tarkett North America
- Mike Trinagle, Senior Vice President, External Affairs for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
- Juliette Bowker, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Associate, Senior Interior Project Designer, Perkins + Will
- Alison Faecher IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED BD+C, Associate Principal, Director of Interior Design, TRO Jung Brannen
- Sandra Soraci, LEED AP, EDAC, NCIDQ, IIDA, Director, Healthcare Strategy and Interior Design, DAI Architects
Tarkett promotes closed loop, circular design, which leads to its comprehensive offering of environmentally responsible products. The breadth of certifications, ranging from material use to manufacturing conditions, and from end-of-use practices to occupant health, ensures customers that Tarkett is focused on every aspect of sustainable production. Several of the company's commercial products have received asthma & allergy friendly™ certification (I.D. Inspiration and iQ vinyl flooring), USDA BioPreferredSM (Harmonium xf™ linoleum); NSF/ANSI 332 Platinum (Ecolibrium™ Bio-Based Wall Base, iQ™ Granit™, iQ™ Optima™, iQ Natural™ and Harmonium xf™); NSF/ANSI 332 Gold (Azrock VCT, TexTile and standard rubber tile); Cradle to Cradle (Harmonium xf and rubber tile); and most commercial products are FloorScore® certified contributing to better indoor air quality. Additionally, all North America plants have achieved ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certification.
For more information about Tarkett and its commitment to sustainable building, including third-party certified flooring products, visit www.tarkettna.com.
With 2012 revenue of $3.1 billion, Tarkett is the world leader for innovative and sustainable solutions for flooring and sports surfaces. Some 10,700 employees and 38 production units serve Tarkett customers in more than 100 countries. Since January 2007, Tarkett has been jointly owned by the Deconinck family (50 percent) and private equity funds affiliated with KKR (50 percent). Tarkett is committed to providing solutions that balance each component of the triple bottom line: people, the environment and economics. The company's mission is geared toward enhancing the productivity and well-being of the people who design, manufacture, distribute, live and work with their products daily. Tarkett's North American headquarters are in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. For more information, please visit www.tarkett.com. To learn more about the company's commercial flooring solutions, visit www.johnsonite.com. Follow Johnsonite online via Twitter, @Johnsonite, and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/johnsoniteflooring.
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