RFCI launches Ecomedes database for resilient flooring


La Grange, GA, May 4, 2022 – As part of its overall strategy to improve awareness, access, and specification of resilient flooring within the A&D community, the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) has launched an initiative for manufacturer members to list their products on Ecomedes.

“RFCI has worked with Ecomedes to set up a dedicated product category database that contains sustainability, health and wellness information for resilient flooring products. This includes third-party certifications, declarations, eco-labels and performance data used by flooring specifiers and installers to compare and select products for compliance with the Green Building Rating System,” said Jane. Rohde, technical consultant for RFCI and director of JSR Associates, a Maryland company. architecture and consulting firm based.

Like the site dedicated to RFCI products, the General Services Administration (GSA) also has a dedicated database that includes all product types, including resilient flooring on the GSA contract. Consequently, this attribute is also available via the search engine within the dedicated database RFCI.ecomedes.com. Manufacturers have provided initial data to the Ecomedes team for inclusion, and subsequent certification and embodied carbon information will be updated directly by the program operator who performs third-party verification and transparency of the building, respectively.

RFCI worked with Building Transparency as a pilot category for resilient flooring to provide specifiers with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) resource available in the Embodied Carbon Calculator (EC3).


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