Thrive® Green Rating System

What Matters to You?

Whether you are guided by leading green rating systems or sustainable eco-commitments, Universal Fibers® invites you to engage with Thrive®, LEED® + Beyond, an enlightening interactive reference system designed to inform what matters most to you.

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All Products GreenCircle Americas/Europe

All Products GreenCircle China/Asia

Prisma® GreenCircle Americas/Europe

Prisma® GreenCircle China/Asia

Refresh® GreenCircle Americas/Europe

Refresh® GreenCircle China/Asia

Thrive® EPD

Thrive® GreenCircle Americas/Europe

Thrive® GreenCircle China/Asia

Universal Fibers®
Code of Conduct Letter

Water
Energy
Material - Waste
CO2 Handprint
Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Indoor Air Quality
Social Responsibility

Water Reduction - 3% Manufacturing

Energy Reduction - 7% Manufacturing

Material - Waste

Waste Reduction Manufacturing / Product Life / End of Life

CO2 Handprint

Carbon Handprint Reduction - 7%    Industry Best Product to CO2 Ratio 1:4 (type 66)

Please select a category below:

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency

Recycled Content    Regional Materials    Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) + Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)    Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) per GRI v4 Framework    Material Ingredients Transparency

Please select a category below:

Indoor Air Quality

Low Emitting Materials - Flooring    Toxic Material Reduction    Cleanable Environment

Please select a category below:

Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

  • GreenCircle®
  • Thrive®
  • Thrive®, Industry Best Type 66

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LEED® v3
LEED® v4
Living Building Challenge®
The WELL® Building Standard v1
Fitwel℠
BREEAM®
2030 Challenge for Products

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

This certification process focuses on green building strategies and materials that reduce energy and water usage. It promotes better indoor air quality and improving overall quality of life. LEEDv3 will be valid through 2021. Typically, no one product can earn a project LEED credits. A product can contribute to the earning of a LEED credit. LEED credits have varying numbers of points associated with them.

    *Points and Values

  • All points/values mentioned herein are contributions from the Thrive® fiber.
  • Fiber contribution is a component of the overall installed building product (carpet) contribution
  • In some building standards, innovation points can be achieved. Innovation points are not included in this document

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

This certification process focuses on green building strategies and materials that reduce energy and water usage. It promotes better indoor air quality and improving overall quality of life. LEEDv4 continues to raise the bar and will become mandatory November 1, 2016.Typically, no one product can earn a project LEED credits. A product can contribute to the earning of a LEED credit. LEED credits have varying numbers of points associated with them.

    *Points and Values

  • All points/values mentioned herein are contributions from the Thrive® fiber.
  • Fiber contribution is a component of the overall installed building product (carpet) contribution
  • In some building standards, innovation points can be achieved. Innovation points are not included in this document

Living Building Challenge®

The most progressive building performance standard, fostering buildings that produce more energy than they consume. The LBC has 7 Petals. In order to achieve LBC Petal Certification, the corresponding Imperatives must be compliant. There are no "points" in this system.

    *Points and Values

  • All points/values mentioned herein are contributions from the Thrive® fiber.
  • Fiber contribution is a component of the overall installed building product (carpet) contribution
  • In some building standards, innovation points can be achieved. Innovation points are not included in this document

The WELL® Building Standard v1

The WELL building standard focuses primarily on the human health and wellness impact of a project. The WELL Building Standard requires achievement of all preconditions for silver certification. Additional optimizations can be pursued in order to earn a gold or platinum level of WELL certification. There are no "points" in this system.

    *Points and Values

  • All points/values mentioned herein are contributions from the Thrive® fiber.
  • Fiber contribution is a component of the overall installed building product (carpet) contribution
  • In some building standards, innovation points can be achieved. Innovation points are not included in this document

Fitwel has a vision for the future where every building is enhanced to support the wellbeing of its occupants, and surrounding communities. It is a unique building certification system that positively impacts occupant health and productivity through an integrated approach to workplace design and operations. Fitwel's development was led by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the General Services Administration (GSA). The Center for Active Design is the operator for Fitwel. The Fitwel standard is comprised of 63 strategies; each with a weighted point value. Fitwel's point values were assigned based on health impact.

    *Points and Values

  • All points/values mentioned herein are contributions from the Thrive® fiber.
  • Fiber contribution is a component of the overall installed building product (carpet) contribution
  • In some building standards, innovation points can be achieved. Innovation points are not included in this document

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is the world's longest standing method of certifying the sustainability of building. BREEAM is most prominently used in the United Kingdom with a more recent introduction in the United States market.

2030 Challenge for Products

Products for new buildings, developments, and renovations shall meet a maximum carbon-equivalent footprint of 30% below the product category average.

  • GreenCircle®
  • Thrive®
  • Thrive®, Industry Best

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WaterWater Reduction - 3% Manufacturing

LEED® v3

GreenCircle®

Water Reduction - 3% Manufacturing

WaterWater Reduction - 3% Manufacturing

LEED® v4

GreenCircle®

Water Reduction - 3% Manufacturing

WaterWater Reduction - 3% Manufacturing

Living Building Challenge®

GreenCircle®

Water Reduction - 3% Manufacturing (aligns with Net Positive Water)

WaterWater Reduction - 3% Manufacturing

The WELL® Building Standard v1

Focus is water quality vs. quantity

WaterWater Reduction - 3% Manufacturing

Fitwel℠

Focus is on occupant access to water

WaterWater Reduction - 3% Manufacturing

BREEAM®

GreenCircle®

Water Reduction - 3% Manufacturing

WaterWater Reduction - 3% Manufacturing

2030 Challenge for Products

N/A

EnergyEnergy Reduction - 7% Manufacturing

Fitwel℠

N/A

EnergyEnergy Reduction - 7% Manufacturing

2030 Challenge for Products

N/A

EnergyEnergy Reduction - 7% Manufacturing

LEED® v3

GreenCircle®

Energy Reduction - 7% Manufacturing

EnergyEnergy Reduction - 7% Manufacturing

LEED® v4

GreenCircle®

Energy Reduction - 7% Manufacturing

EnergyEnergy Reduction - 7% Manufacturing

Living Building Challenge®

GreenCircle®

Energy Reduction - 7% Manufacturing (aligns with Net Positive Energy)

EnergyEnergy Reduction - 7% Manufacturing

The WELL® Building Standard v1

Focus is natural and artificial lighting

EnergyEnergy Reduction - 7% Manufacturing

BREEAM®

GreenCircle®

Energy Reduction - 7% Manufacturing

Material - WasteWaste Reduction Manufacturing / Product Life / End of Life

LEED® v3

GreenCircle®

Reduced waste to landfill - 24%
Waste diversion from landfill - 95%
Take Back Program
Recyclable - 100%

Material - WasteWaste Reduction Manufacturing / Product Life / End of Life

LEED® v4

GreenCircle®

Reduced waste to landfill - 24%
Waste diversion from landfill - 95%
Take Back Program
Recyclable - 100%

Material - WasteWaste Reduction Manufacturing / Product Life / End of Life

Living Building Challenge®

GreenCircle®

Reduced waste to landfill - 24%
Waste diversion from landfill - 95%
Take Back Program
Recyclable - 100%
Materials Imperative 12: Responsible Industry

Material - WasteWaste Reduction Manufacturing / Product Life / End of Life

BREEAM®

GreenCircle®

Reduced waste to landfill - 24%
Waste diversion from landfill - 95%
Take Back Program
Recyclable - 100%
WST 01 (Construction Management) and Operational Management

Material - WasteWaste Reduction Manufacturing / Product Life / End of Life

The WELL® Building Standard v1

N/A

Material - WasteWaste Reduction Manufacturing / Product Life / End of Life

Fitwel℠

N/A

Material - WasteWaste Reduction Manufacturing / Product Life / End of Life

2030 Challenge for Products

N/A

CO2 HandprintCarbon Handprint Reduction - 7%

LEED® v3

N/A

CO2 HandprintCarbon Handprint Reduction - 7%

LEED® v4

N/A

CO2 HandprintCarbon Handprint Reduction - 7%

The WELL® Building Standard v1

N/A

CO2 HandprintCarbon Handprint Reduction - 7%

Fitwel℠

N/A

CO2 HandprintCarbon Handprint Reduction - 7%

BREEAM®

N/A

CO2 HandprintCarbon Handprint Reduction - 7%

Living Building Challenge®

Materials Imperative 11: Embodied Carbon Footprint

CO2 HandprintCarbon Handprint Reduction - 7%

2030 Challenge for Products

GreenCircle®

Reduction of Facility - 7%

CO2 HandprintIndustry Best Product to CO2 Ratio 1:4 (type 66)

2030 Challenge for Products

Thrive®, Industry Best Type 66

UL Environment Type III Lowest in industry (ratio 1:4)

Thrive®, Industry Best Type 66

2030 Product Challenge Adopter (2016) Thrive meets a maximum carbon-equivalent footprint of 30% below the product category average

CO2 HandprintIndustry Best Product to CO2 Ratio 1:4 (type 66)

LEED® v3

N/A

CO2 HandprintIndustry Best Product to CO2 Ratio 1:4 (type 66)

LEED® v4

N/A

CO2 HandprintIndustry Best Product to CO2 Ratio 1:4 (type 66)

Living Building Challenge®

N/A

CO2 HandprintIndustry Best Product to CO2 Ratio 1:4 (type 66)

The WELL® Building Standard v1

N/A

CO2 HandprintIndustry Best Product to CO2 Ratio 1:4 (type 66)

Fitwel℠

N/A

CO2 HandprintIndustry Best Product to CO2 Ratio 1:4 (type 66)

BREEAM®

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Recycled Content

Living Building Challenge®

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Recycled Content

The WELL® Building Standard v1

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Recycled Content

Fitwel℠

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Recycled Content

2030 Challenge for Products

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Recycled Content

LEED® v3

Thrive®, Industry Best Type 66

GreenCircle®

75% Total - Thrive®
Pre-Consumer 70%
Post-Consumer 5%

Value: Contributes to 1-2 points*

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Recycled Content

LEED® v4

Thrive®, Industry Best Type 66

GreenCircle®

Building Product Disclosure + Optimization - Sourcing of Raw Materials
Option 2: Leadership Extraction Practices
75% Total - Thrive®
Pre-Consumer 70%
Post-Consumer 5%

Value: Contributes to 1-2 points*

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Recycled Content

BREEAM®

Thrive®, Industry Best Type 66

GreenCircle®

75% Total - Thrive®

Pre-Consumer 70%

Post-Consumer 5%

MAT06 (Material Efficiency) & WST02 (Recycled Aggregates) - High recycled content is rewarded in both categories

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Regional Materials

LEED® v3

Thrive®, Industry Best Type 66

GreenCircle®

90% Regional Raw Material Sourcing

Manufacturing locations: World Headquarters in Bristol, Virginia (USA), Tennessee (USA), United Kingdom, Thailand and China

Carpet harvested, extracted and manufactured within 500 miles from project site may contribute towards credits as a multiplier

Value: Contributes to 1-2 points*

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Regional Materials

LEED® v4

Thrive®, Industry Best Type 66

GreenCircle®

90% Regional Raw Material Sourcing

Manufacturing locations: World Headquarters in Bristol, Virginia (USA), Tennessee (USA), United Kingdom, Thailand and China

Carpet extracted and harvested within 100-mile radius of project location may contribute towards credit as a multiplier

Value: Contributes to 1 point*

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Regional Materials

Living Building Challenge®

Thrive®, Industry Best Type 66

GreenCircle®

90% Regional Raw Material Sourcing

Manufacturing locations: World Headquarters in Bristol, Virginia (USA), Tennessee (USA), United Kingdom, Thailand and China

Materials Imperative 13: Living Economy Sourcing

Value: Contributes to 1 Imperative*

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Regional Materials

The WELL® Building Standard v1

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Regional Materials

Fitwel℠

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Regional Materials

BREEAM®

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Regional Materials

2030 Challenge for Products

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) + Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

LEED® v3

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) + Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Living Building Challenge®

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) + Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

The WELL® Building Standard v1

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) + Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Fitwel℠

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) + Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

2030 Challenge for Products

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) + Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

LEED® v4

Thrive®

UL (UL Environment)

Building Product Disclosure + Optimization (BPDO) - EPD: Product Specific Type III via Option 1

Value: Contributes to 1 point*

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) + Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

BREEAM®

Thrive®

UL (UL Environment)

EPD: Product Specific Type III

Mat 01 (Life Cycle Impacts) Products with EPD

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) per GRI v4 Framework

LEED® v4

BPDO - Sourcing of Raw Materials Raw Material Source and Extraction Reporting via Option 1

Contracted Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) per Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) v4 framework (Pending release in 2017)

Value: Contributes to 1 point*

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) per GRI v4 Framework

The WELL® Building Standard v1

Feature 98: Organizational Transparency

Contracted Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) per Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) v4 framework (Pending release in 2017)

Value: Contributes to 1 feature*

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) per GRI v4 Framework

BREEAM®

While no BREEAM categories are directly relevant to this intent, the use of products that are responsibly sourced are recognized. Procurement of products from organizations who have a third party Environmental Management System (EMS) via Mat 03 (Responsible Sourcing of Materials)

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) per GRI v4 Framework

LEED® v3

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) per GRI v4 Framework

Living Building Challenge®

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) per GRI v4 Framework

Fitwel℠

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) per GRI v4 Framework

2030 Challenge for Products

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Material Ingredients Transparency

LEED® v3

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Material Ingredients Transparency

Fitwel℠

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Material Ingredients Transparency

BREEAM®

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Material Ingredients Transparency

2030 Challenge for Products

N/A

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Material Ingredients Transparency

LEED® v4

Universal Fibers® leadership member of the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Collaborative Manufacturer's Advisory Panel (MAP) up to version 2.0

Ingredients of "red lists" (Example: REACH) are not intentionally present in any yarn products

Value: Contributes to 1 point*

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Material Ingredients Transparency

Living Building Challenge®

Universal Fibers® leadership member of the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Collaborative Manufacturer's Advisory Panel (MAP) up to version 2.0

Ingredients of "red lists" (Example: REACH) are not intentionally present in any yarn products

Materials Imperative 10: Red List

Value: Contributes to 1 imperative*

Recycled Content
Life Cycle Analysis
Transparency
Material Ingredients Transparency

The WELL® Building Standard v1

Universal Fibers® leadership member of the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Collaborative Manufacturer's Advisory Panel (MAP) up to version 2.0

Ingredients of "red lists" (Example: REACH) are not intentionally present in any yarn products

Feature 97: Material Transparency

Value: Contributes to 1 feature*

Indoor Air QualityLow Emitting Materials - Flooring

LEED® v3

Thrive®

via CRI Green Label Plus

Indoor Air QualityLow Emitting Materials - Flooring

LEED® v4

Thrive®

via California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method v1.1-2010

Value: Contributes to 1 point*

Indoor Air QualityLow Emitting Materials - Flooring

Living Building Challenge®

Thrive®

via California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method v1.1-2010

Health + Happiness Imperative 08: Healthy Interior Environment

Value: Contributes to 1 imperative*

Indoor Air QualityLow Emitting Materials - Flooring

The WELL® Building Standard v1

Thrive®

Feature 04: VOC Reduction (PART 3) via California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method v1.1-2010

Indoor Air QualityLow Emitting Materials - Flooring

Fitwel℠

Strategy 6.3 Indoor Air Quality Policy references U.S. GSA (2010) Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service

Value: Contributes to 4.66 points*

Indoor Air QualityLow Emitting Materials - Flooring

BREEAM®

Thrive®

via California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method v1.1-2010

Hea 02 - (Indoor Air Quality) - Minimize sources of air pollution

At least four of the five product types listed (flooring is one) meet the requirements

Indoor Air QualityLow Emitting Materials - Flooring

2030 Challenge for Products

N/A

Indoor Air QualityToxic Material Reduction

LEED® v3

N/A

Indoor Air QualityToxic Material Reduction

Fitwel℠

N/A

Indoor Air QualityToxic Material Reduction

BREEAM®

N/A

Indoor Air QualityToxic Material Reduction

2030 Challenge for Products

N/A

Indoor Air QualityToxic Material Reduction

LEED® v4

Note: See Ingredients – Material Ingredient Transparency

Indoor Air QualityToxic Material Reduction

Living Building Challenge®

Note: See Ingredients – Material Ingredient Transparency

Indoor Air QualityToxic Material Reduction

The WELL® Building Standard v1

Thrive®

Feature 25: Toxic Material Reduction via flame retardant and phthalate reduction

Note: See Ingredients – Material Ingredient Transparency

Indoor Air QualityCleanable Environment

The WELL® Building Standard v1

Thrive®

Feature 28 Cleanable Environment via carpet tile and rugs

Indoor Air QualityCleanable Environment

Fitwel℠

Strategy 4.7 Permanent Entryway Systems

Value: Contributes to 1 point*

Indoor Air QualityCleanable Environment

LEED® v3

N/A

Indoor Air QualityCleanable Environment

LEED® v4

N/A

Indoor Air QualityCleanable Environment

Living Building Challenge®

N/A

Indoor Air QualityCleanable Environment

BREEAM®

N/A

Indoor Air QualityCleanable Environment

2030 Challenge for Products

N/A

Social Responsibility

Living Building Challenge®

N/A

Social Responsibility

The WELL® Building Standard v1

N/A

Social Responsibility

BREEAM®

N/A

Social Responsibility

2030 Challenge for Products

N/A

Social Responsibility

LEED® v3

Thrive®, Industry Best Type 66

IP Pilot Credit 91: Social Equity within the Supply Chain (50% of all suppliers needed)

Option 2: Code of Conduct

Value: Contributes to 1 point*

Social Responsibility

LEED® v4

Thrive®, Industry Best Type 66

IP Pilot Credit 91: Social Equity within the Supply Chain (50% of all suppliers needed)

Option 2: Code of Conduct

Value: Contributes to 1 point*

Social Responsibility

Fitwel℠

Section 12 Emergency Procedures includes Strategies:
12.1 Database of building emergency equipment
12.2 Installed Automated External Defibrillator
12.3 Current schedule of certified first responders present
12.4 Emergency address notification system provided