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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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    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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    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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    Interface named ACE award recipient for sustainable oceans management

    Today, Interface was announced as a winner of a 2016 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) in Sustainable Oceans Management, by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. The Secretary of State has awarded the ACE each year since 1999 to recognize U.S. companies who are contributing to the growth and sustainable development of the local economies in which they work. Interface was recognized

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    Report finds Washington, D.C. could enhance livability and save billions with smart surface technologies

    Today, Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, D.C., a new report authored by Capital E, documents and quantifies the large-scale environmental, health and economic benefits that Washington, D.C. could gain from citywide adoption of smart surface technologies. The report documents how the District could save $5 billion with smart surface strategies, such as cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV and porous pavements while enhancing health and livability, and cutting summer peak temperature.

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    J+J Flooring Group recertified Zero Waste to Landfill mill

    J+J Flooring Group announced today it has been recertified as a Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL) manufacturer by GreenCircle Certified, LLC. J+J Flooring Group was originally certified by GreenCircle as a ZWL manufacturer in 2015. This marked the first time a commercial floor covering manufacturer had achieved ZWL status and went the extra step to have its waste diversion efforts audited and verified by a recognized, third-party certifier of environmental

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