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  • USGBC Reports: Global green building on the rise

    Washington, D.C.– Global green building activity continues to rise, with significant increases expected in 19 countries over the next three years, according to the new Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report, to which the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a contributing partner. In addition, nearly half of survey respondents expect that the majority of their projects in the next three years will be green buildings.

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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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    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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    Greenbuild releases 2016 Sustainability Report

    Record-breaking waste diversion rate of 90% and first year water restoration initiatives among highlights Informa Exhibitions U.S. and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the release of the 2016 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, highlighting valuable metrics and key benchmarks regarding the impact on energy use and waste management at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held last October at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “Each year, we celebrate our victories with

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    Report reveals global venues embrace LEED

    LEED in Motion: Venues report from U.S. Green Building Council highlights the impact LEED and green practices are having on venues’ triple bottom line Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its LEED in Motion: Venues report, which highlights the efforts of convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces to transform their environmental, social and economic footprint through LEED certification. The report showcases some of

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    Mohawk Group designs with a heart

    Mill helps create a peaceful space for parents of hospitalized children Mohawk Group recently had the opportunity to take part in a very special project through Atlanta-based non-profit, Sunshine on a Ranney Day. The organization, which functions as a licensed general contractor, renovates spaces for children with long-term illnesses and/or special needs to help brighten and enhance environments for them, their families and caregivers. The heartwarming project involved the renovation

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    Mohawk sets new design, business standards

    Mill’s Light Lab and Pilot Plant increase collaboration, efficiency and sustainable building initiatives Winter 2016 By Sarah Bousquet As the importance of environmental stewardship strengthens, more mills continue to innovate not only the sustainability of their products and processes, but also their own building practices. Case in point, Mohawk Group’s recent design studio renovation dubbed the Light Lab — which was awarded Petal Certification from the International Living Future Institute’s

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    Novalis’ vision for a healthier flooring, future

    Winter 2016 By Sarah Bousquet Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) has literally been gaining ground as one of the fastest-growing flooring categories of the past five years. On the commercial side, LVT saw a 13.5% increase in square footage just from 2014 to 2015 — 257 million to 297.2 million. In dollars, that’s a 12.7% increase, rising from $511.25 million in 2014 to $576.4 million last year. While vinyl interest among

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    USGBC announces top 10 LEED countries

    China tops list as demand for sustainable buildings outside of U.S. continues to drive LEED, green construction The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the Top 10 Countries for LEED, a list that highlights countries outside the United States that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and market transformation. These countries represent the ever-growing international demand for LEED-certified green buildings. This year, China moved from second to

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