Our Commitment to the Environment
LEED Accredited Flooring Expertise
If your project is seeking LEED points, Allegheny can help. We are a long-standing member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and are one of the few flooring contractors in the country with a LEED Accredited Professional on staff. We have a wealth of knowledge on green building and can help you make smart choices on flooring that maximize your LEED certification opportunities.
Industry Leader in Sustainable Building
There’s a big difference between talking “green” and truly understanding what merits that distinction. Our Office of Sustainability is dedicated to ongoing research in green building. James Auditore, one of Allegheny’s principals, serves as our Director of Sustainability. His primary mission is to continually transform Allegheny into an organization that values sustainability and environmental stewardship. We wish to lead by example and will gladly offer any assistance to customers who are interested in achieving these goals.
Zero Waste-to-Landfill Policy
Allegheny’s commitment to the environment is perhaps nowhere more evident than in our carpet recycling program. Our policy of 100 Percent Carpet Recycling means carpeting from an Allegheny project never sees a landfill. We have recycled an astounding 10 million-plus pounds of broadloom and carpet tile.
How do we do it? Whenever possible, carpet that is still in good shape is restored and donated to nonprofit organizations. If not, it is recycled for re-use in the manufacturing process or finds new life in products such as park benches, automobile accessories and curb blocks. None of the broadloom or carpet tile we remove is disposed of in landfills. None of it is burned in incinerators.
Carpet America Recovery Effort
Allegheny Contract also adheres to the standards of the Carpet America Recovery Effort, (CARE): Reduce, reuse and recycle.
CARE is a ground-breaking industry and government initiative that develops market-based solutions for recycling and reusing post-consumer carpet. Its mission is to foster market-based solutions for recovering value from discarded carpet. CARE facilitates, advises, provides resources and serves as a forum for many different stakeholders. CARE is funded and administered by the carpet industry, which agrees to use CARE to:
- Enhance collection infrastructure for post-consumer carpet.
- Serve as a resource for technical, economic and market development opportunities for recovered carpet.
- Develop and perform quantitative measurement and reporting on progress toward national goals for carpet recovery.
- Work collectively to seek and provide funding opportunities for activities to support national goals for carpet recovery.