Connor Sports lead a comprehensive community service legacy project as part of a new three-year strategic partnership with the GSA. On June 28 more than 100 GSA event partners - including the HOK, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Center for Green Schools and USGBC-Illinois - and local community volunteers together in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) Sustainability Department to conduct a comprehensive, eco-friendly make-over at Robert Healy Elementary School in Chicago. Upgrades made during the project included painting of exterior elements of the school using environmentally friendly low VOC paints, planting raised bed garden areas to promote ecological awareness among students and the surrounding community, new multi-sport lining and other enhancements to promote safe play, healthy and active living among students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"On behalf of the NCAA, we want to thank you for Connor's outstanding support by supplying the basketball courts for the...NCAA Men's and Women's Final Fours."