As Connor Sports Director of Sustainability, Jason Gasperich leads a unique, company-wide commitment to environmental responsibility. He works with schools, arenas, tournaments and universities to help them certify under the LEED standard or other regulatory requirements. Jason also connects our customers, dealers, architects and general contractors to our network of environmental organizations. We come together through sports to raise global awareness of environmental issues.
All ProTraxx running surfaces are made from virgin rubber that is harvested in a responsible and sustainable fashion. The use of sustainably harvested virgin rubber creates a 100% recyclable surface, as the rubber can be re-used in another application, reducing waste and disposal problems.
The Green Sports Alliance promotes healthy, sustainable communities. Alliance members represent 300+ sports teams from 20 different leagues in 14 countries, working together and inspiring fans to embrace renewable energy, healthy food, recycling and water efficiency. Connor Sports leads a GSA community program and volunteers dedicated to ecofriendly makeovers for schools.
“From the Green Sports Alliance about working with Connor”
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.
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 surfacing 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.
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.null
Our quality and environmental management systems have been tested by TUV SUD.