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    Mohawk sustainability VP opens Greenbuild Plenary

Mohawk sustainability VP opens Greenbuild Plenary

  Calhoun, Ga.—George Bandy, vice president of sustainability for Mohawk Industries, heralded in the Greenbuild Plenary last week as the special session’s opening speaker. Bandy brought energy and inspiration to the main stage of the Boston Convention & Exposition Center, as he offered words on the compelling and unifying nature of the green building movement and talked about Mohawk’s own strides in sustainability. “When we are here we are ‘all

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    Living Product Expo: Tarkett pushes boundaries of sustainable building

Living Product Expo: Tarkett pushes boundaries of sustainable building

October 9/16, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 9 By Ken Ryan   Pittsburgh—There are flooring companies that like to stake their claim to the “green” label when, in reality, their products mostly meet baseline certification for sustainability. And then there are those few companies that take responsible manufacturing to an entirely different plane. That short list includes Tarkett. From eco-design and installation to recycling and reuse, Tarkett has demonstrated over decades

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    Mohawk employees rise against hunger

Mohawk employees rise against hunger

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk’s sustainability team recently hosted an Earth Day event at the corporate office in Calhoun to celebrate the release of its 2016 corporate sustainability report. More than 100 employees gathered to package 10,152 meals for Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable. “We so often hear about the environmental side of sustainability, but opportunities like Rise Against

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Metroflor continues sustainability, transparency efforts

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor Corp. is expanding its sustainability and transparency efforts under the combined direction of Harlan Stone, Metroflor’s Group CEO, and Rochelle Routman, chief sustainability officer. Routman leads the Product Authority Team, which oversees all aspects of the product channel through a sustainability lens: product and social transparency, customer service, testing and compliance, innovation, quality and performance. As part of its commitment to transparency in the resilient flooring industry, Metroflor

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Mohawk Industries releases 2016 Sustainability Report

Calhoun, Ga.—The 2016 Sustainability Report released by Mohawk Industries paints a comprehensive picture of the company’s innovation, passion and commitment to a better tomorrow. “In 2016, our company enjoyed a record year, but our financial results are only one measure of our success,” said Jeff Lorberbaum, Mohawk’s chairman and CEO. “Today, as the world’s largest flooring company, we also assess our performance by the significant and positive impact we make

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    NeoCon East: New innovations, sustainability define the agenda

NeoCon East: New innovations, sustainability define the agenda

December 5/12, 2016; Volume 31, Number 13 By Sarah Bousquet Philadelphia—In keeping with its Midwest counterpart, NeoCon East—which took place here recently at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the second year in a row—drew thousands of influential design professionals from the Northeast corridor. The two-day conference and exhibition also provided a platform for roughly 200 exhibitors to showcase their latest products, services and commercial flooring solutions. “NeoCon East delivered on

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    Greenbuild expands its sustainable movement

Greenbuild expands its sustainable movement

Show emphasizes technology, transparency, social issues  October 10/17, 2016: Volume 31, Number 9 By Sarah Bousquet Los Angeles—This year’s Greenbuild, held Oct. 5-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, utilized its Southern California locale to pay homage to the great buildings of our time. Themed “Iconic Green,” the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building touted the mantra, “Like iconic screen roles and the Hollywood sign, our buildings

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    Mohawk Group brings together all commercial divisions under one roof

Mohawk Group brings together all commercial divisions under one roof

  By Steven Feldman Dalton—The Mohawk Group earlier this year brought its entire commercial team under one roof, transforming the iconic building that once housed World Carpets and for years served as Mohawk’s Dalton headquarters into an eco-friendly space that is now dubbed the Light Lab. About 80 people now call the Light Lab home. This includes Mohawk Group’s core commercial, hospitality, hospitality pre-order (floor plans, sample entry, planning and

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    Routman joins Metroflor as chief sustainability officer

Routman joins Metroflor as chief sustainability officer

Norwalk, Conn.—Russ Rogg, president and CEO of Metroflor, along with Harlan Stone, Halstead and Group CEO, announced the appointment of Rochelle Routman, LEED AP, O+M, as the first chief sustainability officer for Metroflor and Halstead International. Chosen for her reputation as an alliance-building and forward-thinking professional, Routman will oversee product development, customer service and regulatory aspects in a collaborative fashion to define the greatest potential for environmental leadership. She will

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    Shaw releases 2015 sustainability report

Shaw releases 2015 sustainability report

Dalton—Shaw Industries’ 2015 Sustainability Report released this week continues the company’s legacy of transparency through the disclosure of key metrics and progress against its goals. The company’s 2030 sustainability goals include: ŸReduce water intensity (per pound of finished product) by 50% Decrease energy intensity by 40% Reduce waste to landfills and hazardous waste by 100% ŸDesign 100% of Shaw products to Cradle-to-Cradle protocols Achieve an OSHA incident rate of zero

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    Metroflor’s Aspecta earns NSF/ANSI 332 certification

Metroflor’s Aspecta earns NSF/ANSI 332 certification

Norwalk, Conn.—Following on the heels of the first-ever Platinum NSF/ANSI 332 sustainability assessment certification in resilient flooring for its Aspecta Five contract LVT range, Metroflor’s dedication to sustainability and product certification has been reinforced with both Aspecta One and Aspecta Ten achieving the Gold level. Under this widely recognized industry standard, resilient flooring products are evaluated for environmental performance and sustainability attributes in five key areas: product design, manufacturing, long-term

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    Two Shaw facilities achieve LEED certification

Two Shaw facilities achieve LEED certification

Dalton—Shaw Industries Group has achieved the LEED Silver designation for Plant 72, an administrative building on the corporate campus, and the Shaw Family Health Center, both located here. Recognized globally as the premier mark of achievement in green building, LEED certification requires that building projects meet specific thresholds to achieve different levels (Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum). Points are accrued in five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy

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    Dal-Tile gets first EPD for ceramic tile category

Dal-Tile gets first EPD for ceramic tile category

Dallas—Dal-Tile said it recently completed the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) development process for all products manufactured in the company’s North American production facilities. With third-party validation from PE International and certification by UL Environment, Dal-Tile is the first manufacturer in the ceramic tile category to voluntarily disclose cradle-to-grave impacts from its products—from Daltile, American Olean, Marazzi USA and Ragno brands—with UL Environment certified EPDs.

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    Mohawk lauded for sustainability practices

Mohawk lauded for sustainability practices

Calhoun, Ga.  — For the third consecutive year, Mohawk Industries was honored as the most sustainable flooring manufacturer in the 2013 Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings, the only annual assessment of sustainability practices among the region’s publicly-traded companies.

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    Interface releases Evolving Eco and Social Metrics updates

Interface releases Evolving Eco and Social Metrics updates

Atlanta – Interface, the global modular carpet company that has pioneered sustainable business practices since 1994, has recently released annual data updating its metrics portfolio to include information on progress towards environmental and social goals. Highlights include updated EcoMetrics data as well as an expanded portfolio of SocioMetrics, including highlights from a project to document sustainability engagement at Interface facilities around the world, “I Am Mission Zero.”

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Laticrete launches LHT Plus for large, heavy tile flooring applications

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has introduced LHT Plus, a polymer-modified large and heavy tile mortar specifically formulated to provide a one-step installation for large format ceramic tile, porcelain tile and stone on

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CTEF focuses on qualified labor at Coverings 18

Atlanta, Ga.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will focus on tile installation excellence and qualified labor demonstrations during Coverings’18, the Global Tile & Stone Experience taking place at the Georgia

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Domotex asia/ChinaFloor concludes 20th Anniversary edition

Shanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor’s 20thAnniversary edition closed March 22, achieving new milestones in international visitor and exhibitor numbers as well as increased participation with VIP programs and onsite events. The show

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