Sustainability

"We manufacture our products to exceed the environmental standards of all other sports flooring manufacturers."

Jason Gasperich 
Director of Sustainability
Connor Sports 

 

Champions in Sustainability

Eco-Design

All Connor Sports products are manufactured with the goal of minimizing the environmental impact at every state of the product’s life. Because of this, we have completed “cradle to grave” analysis on harvesting, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance and product removal. 

Eco-Manufacturing

Connor Sports is the only American Sports Flooring Company, and one of a few European Sports Flooring Company’s to operate under ISO 14001-management system and the only in the sports flooring industry to be Zero Waste certified. 
 

ISO 14001 Certification

  • Complies with all environmental standards;
  • Measures all environmental impacts;
  • Commits to continuously improving environmental performance.

Sustainability

Connor Sports is dedicated to making the world greener, and a part of this is helping schools, arenas and universities certify under the LEED standard. As a part of our commitment, we are the first company to receive an Underwriter Laboratory EPD certifying our full life-cycle assessment which can give you a bonus credit under the new LEED certification. 
 
For specific questions on how your project can benefit from Connor’s sustainability contact our Director of Sustainability. 
 

Green Alliances

We work with the US Green Build Council (USGBC) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to make sure we continue to deliver the most environmentally friendly product. 
 
 

GREEN ACCOMPLISHMENTS

First MFMA member to introduce environmentally conscious maple flooring that is FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

First MFMA member to incorporate recycled re-bonded polyurethane foam cushioning into the construction of resilient hardwood sports floors.

First MFMA company and first Michigan company to be Zero Waste.

 

Only ZeroWaste Company in the Sports Flooring Industry 

Connor Sport Court is proud to be the only ZeroWaste company in the sports flooring industry. Recycling, avoiding waste, innovative technology and a strong environmental consciousness are a major part of our corporate policy. As a ZeroWaste company, less than 1% of all our waste is sent to a landfill. We continue to explore options that will result in an even further reduction of waste reaching a landfill as a result of our business operations. Our commitment to the environment has resulted in industry leading products using recycled material. Connor Sport Court has a long history of environmentally conscious practices and in 2004 we were presented an award by Salt Lake City for our commitment to the environment.

 

LEED

 
 

WHAT IS LEED?

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.

 
Connor Sports Certified MFMA Member
MFMA Member
 
AIA Continuing Education by Connor Sports
AIA
 
Connor Sports Certified ZeroWaste
ZeroWaste
 
 
Connor Sports FSC Certified Wood
FSC

MFMA

First MFMA member to offer continuing education credits for Architects and Designers.

First MFMA member to develop a standard STEM (Structural Testing & Engineering Measures) specifically to rate: dimensional stability, resilient fatigue, and static load capabilities.

First MFMA member to design a hardwood sports floor system to meet or exceed all the requirements of the most stringent International Athletic Floor Standard-DIN 18032, part 2, 2001.

First MFMA member to be the Official Floor Supplier of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Regional and FINAL FOUR Championship Tournaments.

First MFMA member to become ISO 9001:2008 Certified for quality management, design, and manufacturing of hardwood sports floor.

 
 

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