As a member of the US Green Building Council (through Starnet membership) we are dedicated to promoting the construction of Green Buildings and LEED Certification. Sposato Floor Covering Co. is the only flooring dealer in the area to have a dedicated LEED Library. Our Sustainability consultants work in conjunction with suppliers and manufacturers to identify specific flooring options to be used on projects seeking LEED certification. We differentiate these products from those that claim to be sustainable and showcase them in a separate state of the art “Green Room” inside our Liverpool office. The LEED Library is made available to Architects, Designers, End Users, Contractors, and Homeowners who are interested in utilizing “green” products for sustainable minded project.
LEED & USGBC
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Sposato Floor Covering has supplied and installed flooring on many LEED projects in New York State including one of the first Platinum LEED Certified Hotels in the Country. For more information on LEED certification and other ways to build Green, visit the US Green Building Council website at www.usgbc.org
Flooring Recycling Program & CARE
In addition to offering sustainable flooring products, we also participate in the recycling and reclamation of existing flooring. Many of the products we sell are manufactured using recycled content. We work directly with carpet mills, resilient manufacturers, and organizations such as Carpet America Recovery Effort, (CARE) to arrange the recycling of old flooring removed from jobs. This diverts waste from landfills to be turned into new flooring or other recycled products. In 2017, the Starnet Organization as a whole is responsible for diverting close to 50 million pounds of flooring from landfills.