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  • USGBC Names 2018 Leadership Award Recipients

    Chicago— The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of its 2018 Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. “The Leadership Awards recognize the power of truly outstanding leadership in the marketplace, and within the green building community,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC. “Each of the 2018 awardees demonstrate leadership in a different

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    Kevin Gaffney joins HD Expo as Group Show Director

    Alpharetta, Ga.— HD Expo has announced that Kevin Gaffney will join the brand as group show director, effective immediately. Gaffney’s primary focus, according to the company, will be overseeing the planning and execution of HD Expo. In addition, he will also provide strategic guidance to BDNY, BDwest and HX show management as those shows continue the transition into the design portfolio of Emerald Expositions, HD Expo’s parent company. “Kevin has

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    Metroflor’s Clarke joins HPDC Harmonization Initiative

    Metroflor Corporation announced that its own Arthur Clarke III, environmental and compliance manager, has been appointed a member of the newly created Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) Harmonization Initiative Technical Sub Group (TSG) — the next step in a multi-year effort of sustainability leaders to harmonize reporting of product content and associated health information related to building products. The goal of the Initiative is to remove ease-of-use, cost and complexity

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    5 questions for George Bandy, vice president of sustainability, Mohawk

    HOW IS THE COMMERCIAL FLOORING SEGMENT IMPACTING SUSTAINABILITY WITHIN THE INDUSTRY AND BEYOND? The commercial flooring segment has been a leader in the industry as it relates to sustainability because it is underneath the end user and connects everything. Flooring oftentimes sets the foundation for a green project by being the catalyst to improving productivity, making people feel better inside a space and even providing directional influence — whether it

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    Mahesh Ramanujam named USGBC President and CEO

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors announced today that Mahesh Ramanujam has completed the transition into his new role as president and CEO of USGBC, effective Nov. 4, 2016. He will also serve as president and CEO of USGBC’s sister organization, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Formerly USGBC’s COO, Ramanujam takes the reins from Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC’s founding chair, who had previously announced plans to leave the

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    NTCA welcomes new executive officers

    The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) held its annual meeting on Monday, October 25, and elected new members of the executive board. Martin Howard of David Allen Company was elected president. Chris Walker, also of David Allen Company, was named first vice president. Martin Brookes of Heritage Tile and Marble was elected second vice president, and James Woelfel, outgoing president, was elected chairman of the board. Dan Welch was named

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    Milliken & Company announce leadership change

    Milliken & Company announced today that J. Harold Chandler has been elected chairman, president and chief executive officer effective immediately following the resignation of Joseph M. Salley as president and chief executive officer and as a member of the board of directors. Chandler has served as a member of the company’s Board of Directors for 14 years and as its chairman for the past five years. Chandler said, “We sincerely thank Joe Salley for his

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    5 Questions for USGBC’s Mahesh Ramanujam, COO

    Fall 2016 HOW HAS THE TERM “GREEN” EVOLVED IN THE A&D COMMUNITY OVER THE PAST DECADE? DOES THIS TRANSLATE GLOBALLY? The idea around making things “green” started initially as a nice- to-have or a way to differentiate yourself in the marketplace. Today, being green is an absolute requirement — across products, projects, processes and the like. And yes, this evolution is on a worldwide scale. From a global point of

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    USGBC to honor Leadership Award winners at Greenbuild 2016

    Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its 2016 Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. The recipients will be honored at the USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. “USGBC’s annual Leadership Awards recognize some of the most dedicated and

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    GBCI announces 2016 LEED Fellows

    Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) today announced its 2016 class of LEED Fellows, an annual recognition of outstanding LEED professionals. This year’s 24 LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green building community.
“LEED would not have grown from an idea to a movement that spans more than 160 countries without the leadership and innovative thinking of professionals like our 2016 LEED Fellows,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president,

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