Atlanta— George Bandy Jr., chief sustainability officer of Mohawk Flooring North America, will welcome guests and officially open the second day of the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held here at the Georgia World Congress Center Nov. 19-22, ahead of this year’s much-anticipated keynote speaker: President Barack Obama. The Wednesday keynote event will take place Nov. 20 at 8:30 a.m.
Mohawk Industries is again a premier sponsor of Greenbuild. The manufacturer said it continues to press for more sustainable options in flooring—by its support of this important movement and by showcasing innovative solutions that illustrate how sustainability is second nature for the Georgia-based company.
Mohawk’s growing portfolio of residential and commercial flooring solutions designed to minimize environmental footprints while increasing social “handprints” will be exhibited in its booth space. “For more than a quarter century, USGBC has been working with partners like Mohawk to advance our goal of green buildings for all, and Greenbuild is where we come together to shape the next phase of that journey,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council.
Bandy added, “We are incredibly honored to welcome the green building world to our very own backyard. Each year the possibilities for living sustainably grow because of the dedicated people who attend this conference and because of manufacturers and other companies that deliver the most sustainable solutions to the marketplace. We at Mohawk are driven by innovation and transparency, so that every day we approach our design and manufacturing processes with the mindset to create better products for a better world.”