MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Tarkett Sports is a Continuing Education Provider for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), offering a variety of educational opportunities including the Indoor Sports Flooring Lunch & Learn Presentation (IND101). Attendance at the presentation earns 1 Learning Unit for Health, Safety and Welfare credit, which applies to MCE requirements for Architects. Topics include: the definition of a sports floor, understanding different sports flooring materials and their applications, the unique characteristics of a sports floor and how they facilitate physical activity, and the governing standards for sports flooring.
Tarkett Sports offers flooring that is approved by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for competitive badminton. Recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the BWF is the international governing body for the sport of badminton. With its headquarters in Malaysia, it regulates competition, establishes official rules, and recognizes proper equipment.
Tarkett Sports is an approved partner and provider of basketball flooring by FIBA, the International Basketball Federation. With its headquarters in Switzerland, FIBA is the worldwide governing body for amateur and professional basketball, recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is a nonprofit organization that governs international competition by establishing rules, appointing officials, and defining equipment specifications.
Tarkett Sports offers competitive handball flooring that carries the International Handball Federation (IHF) seal of approval. Headquartered in Switzerland, the IHF is the recognized governing body for handball worldwide. The IHF mission involves organizing competitions, approving equipment, and promoting the sport of handball.
As a provider of fitness flooring, Tarkett Sports is an associate member of the IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sports Club Association. IHRSA provides educational opportunities, networking events, advocacy, and support to the health and fitness industry. It currently has over 10,000 club members in 70 countries representing fitness facilities, gyms, spas, and sports clubs. IHRSA also publishes research and fitness industry related magazines such as Club Business International.
As a leader in sustainable sports flooring, Tarkett Sports is a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC advocates for sustainable, environmentally conscious building practices through the LEED certification program, continuing education, events, and organization. It is currently composed of 77 local chapters and 13,000 member institutions.