For more than 20 years, Everlast sports surfacing has enabled health clubs, fitness centers, and gyms to maintain vivid and practical flooring without sacrificing the environment. The sustainable composition of Everlast with Nike Grind makes it an ideal option for facilities seeking to increase their environmental contribution without being forced to give up the versatility, high quality, and durability of rubber surfacing.
Everlast with Nike Grind is FloorScore certified. This means that our products are in compliance with rigorous indoor air quality emission requirements. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are evaluated using health based specifications. Flooring and adhesives that earn FloorScore certification qualify for use in high performance schools and office buildings. Everlast sports surfacing with Nike Grind also meets the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) criteria, the State of Washington standard for indoor air quality, and supports the ASTM E2129-05 Sustainability Assessment.
Everlast sports surfacing with Nike Grind is comprised of post-consumer tire rubber, pre and post-consumer Nike Grind, and ColorMill® EPDM. These materials are bound together using an elastomeric network. The entire product line is produced using a low embodied energy manufacturing process that requires minimal water, avoids heat, and reuses in-line scrap to decrease waste. The result is durable, environmentally savvy sports surfacing that passes the most stringent tests for indoor air quality, low-VOC emissions, and is PVC free.
Everlast sports surfacing with Nike Grind has the potential to contribute points to The United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. However, while products have the potential to contribute points to LEED, credits are based on the performance of all the products involved in a particular project. There is not one stand-alone product that can guarantee you will obtain LEED credits. It is the combination, and the weight of each, that is critical. Everlast with Nike Grind is designed to meet the stringent criteria required to earn points under 2 out of the 6 categories of LEED. The products’ high recycled content and low-VOC emissions allow Everlast with Nike Grind to assist specifiers by potentially contributing up to 12 points toward LEED certification.
Everlast with Nike Grind is manufactured by ECORE International, North America’s largest user of scrap tire rubber. Each year ECORE recycles over 80 million pounds of scrap rubber saving over 1 million barrels of oil and keeping over 2,000 trailer loads of discarded tires out of our nation’s landfills.
When architects, designers, and facility managers specify Everlast sports surfacing with Nike Grind, they can feel confident that their design and material selection represents their decision to exercise responsibility.
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