It seems that the folks at Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster, PA have not only jumped onto the fast-moving green bus, but are in fact driving said bus. With a recent induction into the small but esteemed group of LEED Platinum Buildings (and the first LEED EB Platinum outside of California), Armstrong Headquarters in Lancaster is a shining example of this company’s committment to sustainability.
Ironically, Armstrong has recently settled its asbestos injury claims, which had placed them into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. During this time, they restructured their business, no doubt becoming more competitive and refining their line of sustainable flooring, ceilings, and walls. Odd, too, is the full circle in which Armstrong has travelled over this past century, from the hand-carved cork for bottles that started their path, to asbestos, and thankfully back to rapidly renewable materials.
Armstrong provides many different products incorporating high-tech applications for ceilings, like Techzone, to Vinyl and Linoleum flooring with no added formaldehyde. Having a proven track record through the LEED certification process on their own headquarters surely substantiates Armstrong’s ability to provide truly sustainably-minded materials for commercial applications. They also offer tons of great resources on their website, including the LEED credits to which their products are applicable, to product descriptions and chain of custody to aid in the LEED submittal process.
LEED affected credits:
CI 2.0: MR 4, 5, & 6
EQ 4.1 & 4.3
NC 2.2: MR 4, 5, & 6
EQ 4.1 & 4.3