How to Specify Carpet

Flooring specifications can end up as a patchwork of information. Pulling from manufacturer’s websites and copy/pasting prior project specs to make sense for a current project—it can all look foreign to a young designer fresh out of school.  

Learn what matters in choosing carpet from the perspectives of product performance, human health, and the environment. Then, learn how to get what you want on projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what drives performance in carpet tile.
  • Understand what drives human health and environmental performance in products.
  • Articulate 3 lenses for the human and environmental performance of material specifications.
  • Navigate resources that provide Division 09 specification formats.

This webinar is approved for 1 LU | HSW credit for continuing education with AIA.

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Lisa Conway
Lisa Conway
Vice President

Lisa Conway serves as VP of Sustainability, Americas for Interface – the global flooring manufacturer that is leading industry to love the world. She and her team are responsible for regional activation of the company’s mission: Climate Take Back. She is passionate about bringing awareness to the interconnectedness of environmental sustainability and human health. To drive understanding of the impact of carbon on human health, Lisa and her team provide educational programming around the need for transparency and prioritization of embodied carbon in specifications within the building industry. She co-founded the materials Carbon Action Network (materialsCAN) in 2018 to mobilize this effort. Lisa also serves on the Sustainable Advisory Board for Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business and is on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Building Transparency. She was named to “CoreNet’s 36 Under 36” in 2015.

Mikhail Davis
Director of Technical Sustainability

Mikhail Davis is Director of Technical Sustainability at Interface, a world-leading modular flooring company. Interface's mission, Climate Take Back™, invites industry to commit to making a profit in a way that is restorative to the planet and creates a climate fit for life. Mikhail is responsible for building internal leadership capacity and creating external partnerships in sustainability. He served as 2016-19 Chair of the USGBC’s Materials & Resources TAG and is a Certified Biomimicry Specialist.