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  • Havwoods International to open first Canadian showroom

    Toronto—Engineered hardwood supplier Havwoods International has announced plans to open the global brand’s first Canadian showroom in March of 2019. The 1,600-square-foot showroom will welcome designers, architects, developers, specifiers and homeowners at its convenient location in the heart of Old Town Toronto’s King East Design District.  To meet the growing demand for engineered hardwood products in the Toronto market, Havwoods International found a prime location in the district to supply consumers with the

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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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    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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    Carbon Action Network, MaterialsCan, Launches at Greenbuild 2018

    Chicago–MaterialsCan (Carbon Action Network), a group of sustainability leaders in the built space that want to bring attention to the importance of embodied carbon, launched at Greenbuild 2018. The group aims to provide those who own, lease, design or construct spaces with education and tools to better understand the carbon footprint of their projects, specifically through measuring the embodied carbon of specified materials. The group includes members of the building

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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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