Cost-efficient maintenance supports Brookhaven College’s drive toward sustainability.

When renovating their Science and Allied Health Building, Brookhaven College broke from tradition in the selection of building materials in favor of flooring that offered both sustainable properties and more efficient maintenance. One of seven colleges in the Dallas County Community College District, the school’s $37 million Science and Allied Health Building serves students studying nursing, emergency medical services, radiology, biology and chemistry.


A renovation of the three-story building in Farmers Branch, Texas, added more than 140,000 square feet of classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories and lounges to the campus. The campus departed from carpet and installed nora® flooring to meet their goal of achieving sustainable design by incorporating materials that reflect an improvement in maintenance processes, operational efficiency and overall life cycle costs.


School officials put the rubber floor covering through a series of tests, attempting to stain flooring samples with soda, mustard, gum and other substances they typically see on their floors. Based on the test results and the ease with which the samples were cleaned, Brookhaven selected noraplan environcare™ to outfit hallways, break areas, auditoriums and other spaces.


“These floors are incredibly easy to maintain,” says Dwain Moore, building services supervisor, Brookhaven College. In addition to delivering performance benefits, the resilient product helps the college take a great step toward sustainability and savings.

View the final results in our complete project brief about Brookhaven College.