• Mohawk launches Red List-free Pivot Point flooring

      Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk’s Pivot Point Red List-free enhanced resilient tile holds Living Product Challenge Petal Certification and is manufactured using alternative chemistry. Design and color draw inspiration from natural materials and biophilic influences, the company said. “Pivot Point is aptly named because it is one of a suite of Living Products that demonstrates how Mohawk continues to move in new directions in sustainable flooring,” said George Bandy Jr., vice president of

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    • Crossville launches new website

      Crossville, Tenn.-Crossville, Inc. has launched a new company website with interior designers and specifiers in mind. “We built the new crossvilleinc.com to offer designer-driven resources,” said Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville’s vice president of marketing. “From enhanced search and a new sample ordering interface to a cleaner, tighter repository of tools and assets for designers, this site is an entirely new experience that will simplify the selection and specification process.” The site’s features

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    • theMart receives gold level LEED certification

      New York–theMart has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification at the Gold Level. This marks the third LEED Certification for theMart, having first attained LEED designation in 2007 and re-certification in 2013, according to Vornado Realty Trust, owner of theMart. theMART’s sustainability program began over 15 years ago with energy efficiency retrofits and sound energy management. These programs have resulted in over $1 million of annual cost

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    • Mohawk, Groundswell to unveil second smartflower solar energy unit

      Eden, N.C.—Mohawk Group will join Groundswell, a nonprofit that develops community solar projects and subscriber management programs that connect solar power with economic empowerment for the communities served, and other project partners here to unveil a new smartflower solar energy unit located near three Rockingham County schools in the community’s central area. Taking place on November 29, attendees will experience a demonstration of the technology and learn how the partnership will

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    • Ecore Athletic unveils new product offering, catalog

      Lancaster, Pa.–Two new product collections and an Ecore Athletic catalog, offering surfaces for athletic training and performance needs, are now available from Ecore, a company that turns reclaimed materials into performance surfaces. Ecore Athletic said it has partnered with Surface America, one of its subsidiaries, to feature a trio of installed systems for indoor and outdoor use. The company said these systems complement Ecore’s existing offerings and feature two poured-in-place

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    • USGBC Launches LEED Zero program

      Chicago–The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched LEED Zero, a new program that will address net zero operations and resources in buildings. “Net zero is a powerful target that will move the entire industry forward,” said Melissa Baker, senior vice president of technical core at USGBC. “For years, LEED projects around the world have aspired to net zero milestones. We are recognizing the leadership of these projects—and formalizing our commitment

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    • J+J Flooring, EF Contract launch Digital Canvas

      Dalton, Ga.—J+J Flooring and EF Contract, together comprising the commercial division of Engineered Floors, launched Digital Canvas, a new visualization tool for interior designers, architects, facility managers and other commercial flooring specifiers.  Digital Canvas is a web-based visualization tool designed for the commercial sector to provide an instantaneous floor preview of actual interior spaces selected by the user. Historically, the company said, instant renderings were limited to pre-loaded or “canned” room scenes

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    • theMart receives Fitwel 2 Star Rating

      Chicago— theMart, located in the River North District of Chicago, has achieved a Fitwel 2 Star Rating, recognizing the property’s ability to support the physical, mental and social health of its occupants, through the The Center for Active Design (CfAD). The Fitwel Certification System is a global health certification that optimizes buildings to support occupant health. theMart, owned and managed by Vornado Realty Trust, is over four million square feet,

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    • Mohawk showcases nature-inspired designs at HD Expo

      Phoenix, Arizona— Mohawk Group has unveiled floor coverings designed to advance healing and productivity in healthcare interiors at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference, held here November 10 to 13 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Mohawk Group’s showcase features flooring influenced by the desert Southwest and other selections rooted in biophilic design, the company said. Highlighted collections include Healthy Environments carpet tile and resilient sheet and Pivot Point enhanced resilient

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    • Patcraft, Design Milk host inaugural TransForm Workshop

      Cartersville, Ga.– Patcraft, a provider of performance flooring solutions, co-hosted the inaugural TransForm Workshop with Design Milk, an interior design, art and style blog, October 21 to 23 in Los Angeles, California. The workshop is an immersive, hands-on forum focused on design, creativity and inspiration. The three-day workshop was facilitated by Shannon Cochran, Patcraft’s VP of creative and design, and Jaime Derringer, founder and executive editor of Design Milk. With

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