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  • Armstrong Flooring initiates product sample recycling programs

    Lancaster, Penn.— Armstrong Flooring is supporting two initiatives to ensure product samples live on beyond the specification process, through recycling efforts that are designed to help inspire future designers and artists. First, Armstrong Flooring initiated a pilot program with the IIDA Mid-America Chapter that will enable architecture and design firms to donate excess product samples to design students instead of disposing of them. As part of the IIDA pilot, which

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    IIDA releases 2019 Design Compensation Report

    Chicago— IIDA released the 2019 IIDA Interior Design Compensation Report, an analysis of salary and benefit information aimed at arming designers and A&D professionals with the most current metrics and data available to the industry. “IIDA has served as the leading resource and steward for the commercial design community for 25 years,” said IIDA executive vice president and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “We’re proud to provide the industry with this comprehensive

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    Interface now carbon neutral across its full product portfolio

    Atlanta— Interface’s nora rubber flooring is now included in its Carbon Neutral Floors program, the company announced. As a result, Interface’s entire product portfolio — carpet tile, luxury vinyl tile and now nora rubber flooring — is carbon neutral across its product lifecycle as of January 1, 2019. “Quickly after the acquisition, we committed ourselves to better understand nora’s rubber flooring manufacturing process and supply chain as part of our carbon neutral

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    Tarkett, Military Makeover with Montel partner for 2019

    Solon, Ohio— Tarkett has partnered with Lifetime Network’s Military Makeover with Montel show for its 2019 season. According to the company, Military Makeover offers hope and a helping hand on the home front to members of the military and their families. This special series enlists conscientious companies, designers, contractors and other home improvement professionals to transform the homes and lives of military families across the country and make a difference

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    CalRecycle approves CARE’s carpet stewardship five-year plan

    Sacramento— Scott Smithline, the California department of resources recycling and recovery (CalRecycle) director, has approved the most recent five-year plan submitted by Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE). “We appreciate the California Carpet Stewardship Advisory Committee and CalRecycle’s feedback and continued cooperation to create a plan that meets the needs of the state and the industry,” said CARE executive director, Robert Peoples. “CARE is working with stakeholders on exciting developments that

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    CCA Global Partners supports Habitat for Humanity

    In keeping with its annual tradition of giving back, CCA Global Partners employees, cooperative members and suppliers had the opportunity to assist local charitable causes during the semiannual conventions held for their flooring companies — Carpet One Floor & Home, Flooring America and Flooring Canada. This year’s donations benefitted the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. The conventions, held January 13 to 17 at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention

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    USGBC’s LEED v4.1 open for registration

    Washington, D.C.–The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) newest version of the LEED green building program, LEED v4.1, is open for registration for both new construction projects as well as interior spaces with LEED v4.1 BD+C and LEED v4.1 ID+C. According to USGBC, the goal of LEED v4.1 is to make the rating system more accessible to more projects based on lessons learned from LEED v4 project teams. This newest beta version

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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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