Environmental Responsibility

Green building is a design philosophy that focuses on increasing the efficiency of our use of resources (energy, water, & materials) while reducing the building impacts on our health and environment, through better site selection, construction, and operation.

As a flooring installation company, and not a flooring retailer that sells materials to the public, it can be difficult to promote environmentally friendly standards. And although, we only play a small par in the overall installation process, we strive to reduce our ecological footprint by taking the extra step through technological advances for indoor environmental quality or by redirecting materials from landfills to be recycled and reused. So far there’s only one planet and we want to help make the best of it. High performance and green building is the healthy alternative for our future.

We are qualified and always looking to participate in construction projects involving green building, high performance building, and any other LEED or Green Globes project. Please contact us if we can help, or if you have any questions.

Material Reclamation

Material reclamation is a corporate responsibility and practice of our regardless of whether the project is a 100,000 square foot office building or a 1000 square foot residential home. We try to be at the forefront of recycling new and used material and are proud to work with companies such as Shaw, Mohawk, and Leggett & Platt to recycle carpet and urethane carpet padding.

Urethane Pad

Since 2005, Keller Interior’s has diverted over 5 million pounds or urethane pad from landfills. Instead, it has been recycled and repurposed for many other foam cushion needs within the flooring industry and other market segments as well.

Carpet

In 2008, Keller helped to reclaim over 60 thousand pounds of new scrap and old carpet, which was recycled, downcycled, and/ or repurposed. Keller has continued to do so every year since for suitable projects.

Kool-Glide System

Since 2004, Keller has adopted the latest in seaming technology with the Kool-Glide syetem. Traditional hot-irons build up residual adhesive on the face and sides of the iron over time, due to direct contact with the adhesive. This residue is constantly reheated, and over time it degrades and combusts. The result is the release of smoke-like irritants into the air. The Kool-Glide remotely activates the tape and indirectly heats the tape without coming into direct contact with it, and thus helps to eliminate indoor air pollution and toxins.