Amy Costello
Sustainability Manager
Armstrong Flooring

“I am passionate about manufacturing, because every day I make a difference which positively impacts our products, employees and communities. Our manufacturing footprint is dictated by the choices that each employee makes every day and by inspiring and influencing better choices, Armstrong Flooring contributes to a better, more sustainable future.”

As Armstrong Flooring’s Environmental Sustainability Manager, Amy is a strong advocate of sustainability, earning her both trust and respect inside and outside of the organization. In 2015 she established the Armstrong Flooring Sustainability Steering Committee, which has the bold goal of achieving a 25 percent reduction in energy, water and waste intensity by 2025. Through the committee, Amy works to establish, track and achieve individual plant energy, water and waste reduction targets—enabling plants to benchmark against each other to share reduction opportunity and best management practices in sustainability. Thanks to Amy’s sustainability efforts, Armstrong Flooring has recycled over 80 million pounds of post-consumer material, reduced global energy intensity by 3 percent and reduced water consumption by 30 million gallons.

Amy’s deep technical knowledge was demonstrated through recent efforts to complete energy audits at solid wood manufacturing facilities through a collaborative partnership with the Department of Energy’s Better Plants Program. She has also worked with Armstrong Flooring’s solid wood manufacturing facilities to expand the company’s FloorScore® certification to include solid wood products, among various other certification efforts.

Amy has served in various capacities on several industry committees for organizations such as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), ASTM International and the US General Service Administration (GSA).

Frequently speaking on topics such as business of sustainability, circular economy, industrial ecology, and innovative sustainable design, Amy is a passionate and highly requested presenter in the industry. She also lends her knowledge and experience internally through mentoring, employee orientations and onboarding processes.

Amy helps Junior Girl Scouts develop crucial skills that will launch them into a lifetime of leadership through her role as Assistant Girl Scout Leader for Troop 74001 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has been involved in community initiatives such as the United Way Day of Caring, as well as worked with STEAM programs geared toward young women including Penn State York’s Pathway to Your Future Program.

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