When Nike began the expansion of its world headquarters in 1997, companyleaders made a commitment to saving energy.
All four of the newly completed buildings were built according to Portland General Electric’s (PGE) Earth Smart® guidelines for a 20% reduction of the earth’s energy load. One of those buildings, named after the 1999 women’s U.S. World Cup team captain Mia Hamm, surpasses the guideline with a 30% reduction in energy use. Since low-toxicity building products were required to meet the Earth Smart® requirements, Bona Traffic was the hardwood floor finish selected. Bona Traffic™ is used to coat the first grade maple floors in the cafeterias, hallways and gift shop, as well as the vice-president’s and president’s offices. It provided the durability, environmental responsibility and clear, non-ambering beauty which met Nike’s interior architectural design and environmental responsibility requirements.
Type of floor: Maple
Surface area: 7000m2
Application method: Foam applicator
Flooring Contractor: Summers Hardwood Flooring
New or Renovated: Renovated