Portland Community College
“As it is also non-porous, antibacterial and antimicrobial, it was an ideal combination of characteristics fitting to be installed in a College lab.”
Portland Community College is committed to being a leader in sustainable use of resources. When they began renovations in 2006, they chose Mondo flooring to complete de laboratories. They chose Harmoni, a 3mm thick product that is resistant to stains and can support static and rolling charges for unparalleled durability. Harmoni’s surface, is smooth with multicolored granules. It also provides ergonomic comfort with its anti-fatigue and sound absorption properties.
As it is also non-porous, antibacterial and antimicrobial, it was an ideal combination of characteristics fitting to be installed in a College lab. Its slip resistance and Class 1 fire rating met the safety criteria. Since the college’s sustainability philosophy was an important factor in product choice, the PVC and Chlorine free, 100% recyclable, Greenguard Gold Harmoni fit the requirements and was installed in the new labs.
The college has taken on a number of projects and initiatives that promote overall efficient management of energy resources. As a signatory of the American Colleges and Universities President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), PCC committed to three tangible actions relevant to energy:
- Establish a policy that all new campus construction will be built to at least LEED Silver standard or equivalent.
- Adopt an energy-efficient purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist.
- By June 2008, begin purchasing or producing at least 15% of our institution’s electricity consumption from renewable resources.