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Mohawk Group Builds on Success of Digital Learning Series With Additional CEUs

Accredited educational offerings return Wednesday, Aug. 19
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CALHOUN, Ga. August 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group announced today the addition of three new dates as part of the second half of its successful Resourceful CEU series, which returns Wednesday, Aug. 19. The manufacturer established the digital program specifically to provide outlets for the contract design community to revitalize their knowledge and renew their well-being while many are still working remotely.

More Than a Building: Olympic House Wins Prestigious Architecture Awards

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Olympic House, the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, has won two prestigious Architizer A+ Awards which recognise its innovative sustainability features and the iconic, five-ring Unity Staircase.

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Olympic House, the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, has won two prestigious Architizer A+ Awards which recognise its innovative sustainability features and the iconic, five-ring Unity Staircase.

Arrow Electronics Supports Local School District's Emergency Relief Efforts

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., August 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ –  Arrow Electronics is supporting the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund, which has addressed critical needs of students and their families in the Denver metro area during the coronavirus crisis. 

The relief fund has supported more than 500 of the Cherry Creek School District’s hardest-hit families since it was established in March, providing food, rent support and cleaning supplies among other items. 

Through the relief fund, the foundation and Cherry Creek School District have:

Mohawk Group Launches Seamless Visualization Experience Through New P.S. Tool

Recolor and customize carpeting styles while minimizing sample waste
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CALHOUN, Ga. August 10, 2020 /3BL Media/—Mohawk Group announced recently the official debut of Personal Studio, styled p.s., an interactive visualization platform that allows designers to create custom flooring solutions for any and every contract project. The system is the first of its kind as a single, consolidated carpet personalization design tool that can seamlessly handle every soft surface construction type. Equally important and innovative is the ability of p.s. to offer real-time rendering of the carpeting during the recoloring process.

First WELL Portfolio Scores Demonstrate Commitment to Health Through a Portfolio-wide Approach

Early adopters JLL and Lendlease lead the way as first occupier and first owner to achieve WELL Portfolio Scores and implement health and well-being strategies at scale
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NEW YORK – August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that global real estate leaders JLL and Lendlease are the first companies to earn WELL Portfolio Scores for achieving the initial benchmarks toward certification of their portfolio of assets participating in the program.

Let's Talk About the Thing We're All Talking About: Sustainability

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At the core of sustainability is a simple question. How do we continue? And your answer to that question depends heavily on where you’re from. A rural soybean farmer may have a different definition of what it means to sustain than a city dweller. An environmental activist in Europe may have a different definition than a rice farmer in Malaysia. But can we find solutions that create progress for all? The experts we talk to in this episode are optimistic that we can. 

'Community Restoration Cleanup Series' Launched, Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful Boat & Truck Outfitted through $6,000 Keep America Beautiful Grant

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful launches ‘Community Restoration River Cleanup Series’ held within the Tennessee River watershed to mitigate litter following flooding.
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This week, Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful (KTNRB) will launch the ‘Community Restoration River Cleanup Series’ held within the Tennessee River watershed to mitigate litter following this past spring’s flooding.

EarthShare Announces Grant Funding for Projects in PA and MD to Foster a New Understanding of Energy and Renewable Energy Choices

Projects mark the launch of community-level conversations about energy in our daily lives as part of a broader energy Initiative that aspires to inform a societal shift toward an equitable and renewable energy-based economy
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BETHESDA, Md. Aug 04, 2020 /3BL Media/ – EarthShare has awarded $150,000 in five grants to organizations that will establish community-level projects in Maryland and Pennsylvania focused on renewable energy choice and equitable energy. The Energy of One, The Power of Many Grant Program is part of a larger programmatic partnership that seeks to foster an innovative approach to the topic of energy by fundamentally changing the public conversation.

IWBI and GRESB Deliver Report Demonstrating Alignment Between WELL and GRESB 2020

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NEW YORK – July 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and GRESB today released a report that outlines how the GRESB Real Estate Assessment is supported by the WELL Building Standard (WELL). Mapping WELL v2 pilot features to the 2020 GRESB Real Estate Assessment helps demonstrate the importance of health and well-being for organizations seeking to benchmark, report and improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance through real estate.

Sappi Commits to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Company introduces 2025 goals that align with SDGs
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As we enter into the last year of our five-year performance cycle, we’re already thinking about what 2025 might look like.

Our sustainability journey began in earnest back in 2008 when we became a signatory to the UN Global Compact. The Compact had us focusing on four broad topics as a means to improve society: human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. To deliver in these areas, we set goals and targets that were most applicable to the difference we could make with our business. Since that time, we’ve accomplished a great deal.

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