THE IRIS-GROUP LEADS THE FLOORING INDUSTRY IN INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AROUND THE GLOBE AND CONSISTS OF IRIS CERAMICA AND FABBRICA MARMI E GRANITI (FMG). IRIS US, A NEW DIVISION OF IRIS CERAMICA, WAS ESTABLISHED IN DECEMBER 2004, AS AN AMERICAN DIVISION TO DELIVER US MADE PRODUCTS TO THE FLOORING INDUSTRY AND TO PROMOTE IRIS-GROUP PRODUCTS THROUGHOUT THE NATION.

WITH CORPORATE OFFICES BASED IN ANAHEIM, CA AND PRODUCTION IN TENNESSEE, IRIS US CAN DOMESTICALLY PRODUCE AND SHIP MATERIAL ALL OVER THE NATION. SELLING NOT ONLY AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS, IRIS US ALSO HAS THE ABILITY TO SELL AND PROMOTE THE DIVERSE MAJORITY OF IRIS-GROUP PRODUCTS, WHICH ENABLES THEM TO EFFECTIVELY ACCOMMODATE ALL REQUESTS OF SIZES, TEXTURES, AND DESIGNS FOR INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR, RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS.

THE GREEN FACTOR

PRODUCTS THAT LAST FOREVER AND DO NOT CONTAMINATE THE ENVIRONMENT

ALL IRIS U.S. PRODUCTS ARE GREENGUARD CERTIFIED

THE GREENGUARD CERTIFICATION PROGRAM IS INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FOR EVALUATING PRODUCT EMISSIONS AND CERTIFYING BUILDING MATERIALS, FURNISHINGS, FINISHES AND CLEANING PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES THAT MEET STRINGENT INDOOR AIR QUALITY CRITERIA DEFINED BY GREENGUARD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE (GEI). PRODUCTS UNDERGO RIGOROUS, THIRD-PARTY TESTING TO DETERMINE THEIR IMPACT ON INDOOR AIR POLLUTION WITH REQUIREMENTS FOR ONGOING VERIFICATION.

THE GREENGUARD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE (GEI) IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT ALL FLOORING PRODUCTS CERTIFIED TO THE STRINGENT GREENGUARD CHILDREN & SCHOOLS STANDARD CAN EARN VALUABLE LEED CREDITS ACROSS MULTIPLE BUILDING RATING SYSTEMS. IRIS U.S. HAS MORE THAN 70 FLOORING PRODUCTS CERTIFIED THAT CAN HELP EARN UP TO FOUR (4) POINTS UNDER THE LOW-EMITTING MATERIAL CREDIT (EQ 4.3).

CONTRIBUTING TO LEED CERTIFICATION POINTS

LEED IS AN ACRONYM THAT STANDS FOR LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN. THE U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL HAS DEVELOPED A SUITE OF LEED GREEN BUILDING RATING SYSTEMS THAT ALLOWS BUILDERS, OWNERS, AND TENANTS TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF THEIR DESIGN ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. THEY CAN OBTAIN POINTS TOWARD LEED CERTIFICATION OF A PROJECT RESULTING FROM CHOICES THEY MAKE WHILE DESIGNING, CONSTRUCTING, AND OPERATING A NEW OR EXISTING BUILDING OR MAJOR RENOVATION.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT NO PRODUCT IS “LEED CERTIFIED.” ONLY BUILDINGS CAN BE LEED CERTIFIED. HOWEVER, WHEN IRIS U.S. PRODUCTS ARE INCLUDED IN A PROJECT, THEY CAN CONTRIBUTE POINTS TOWARDS ATTAINING DIFFERENT LEVELS OF CERTIFICATION. OUR MATERIALS CAN HELP REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF BUILDING OPERATION BY DELIVERING EXCEPTIONAL DURABILITY AND LOW MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS.

IRIS U.S. TILES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO LEED POINTS IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

RECYCLED MATERIALS CONTENT (MR CREDIT 4): THE BUREAU VERITAS HAS CERTIFIED THE PERCENTAGE OF PRE-CONSUMER RECYCLED MATERIAL IN OUR PRODUCTS.
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– REGIONAL MATERIALS (MR CREDIT 5): MATERIALS FROM OUR USA PRODUCTION FACILITY QUALIFY IF USED IN PROJECTS WITHIN 500 MILES OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
– LOW-EMITTING MATERIALS (EQ CREDIT 4.3): IRIS U.S. IS COMPLIANT WITH THIS CREDIT AS CERTIFIED BY GREENGUARD.
– HEAT ISLAND EFFECT (SS CREDITS 7.1 AND 7.2): IF REQUESTED, IRIS U.S. CAN PROVIDE TESTING REGARDING SOLAR REFLECTIVE INDEX (SRI).

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE USGBC OR LEED POINTS SYSTEM, PLEASE VISIT WWW.USGBC.ORG.

IRIS U.S. IS A MEMBER OF THE U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL, A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT CERTIFIES RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AS HEALTHY AND SAFE FOR MAN AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

To learn more, click on the product names for the IRIS US website:

CARRARA SELECT

 

DELUXE

 

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