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Mohawk Group Debuts Five Living Products At Neocon

A commitment to handprints over footprints brings inspired flooring to contract interiors
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CHICAGO, June 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for cutting-edge and innovative flooring solutions, debuted five new Living Product Challenge Petal certified flooring products last week at NeoCon in Chicago. These sustainable offerings include biophilia-inspired floor coverings that span several categories and are all unified under a commitment to leaving more “handprints” than footprints. All five are carbon-neutral and give more back to the environment than they take in their entire life cycles.

Well Tip: Understanding the Comparison Between Well V1 and Well V2 Pilot

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Are you working on a WELL v1 project and wondering how your team can best utilize the new version of WELL? Are you eager to register your project, but would like to first understand the feature comparison between WELL v1 and the WELL Building Standard version 2 pilot: (WELL v2)?  

California’s Solar Decree: Could Other States, Utilities Follow Suit?

Black & Veatch Expert: growth of California solar power shows complexity in electric market
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – California energy regulators recently passed a new building code requiring most newly constructed, low-rise homes constructed after 2019 to have built-in solar-powered energy systems, making that state the first to adopt such a mandate. That decree was part of other additions to the building code aimed at bolstering energy efficiency. Ryan Pletka, an innovation and strategy executive at Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering and power solutions, details key things you should know:

FCA US Mopar Parts Distribution Center Honored With Prestigious LEED Gold Environmental Award

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  • Romulus, Michigan, facility recently recognized for excellence in green building standards
  • Romulus PDC is just fourth FCA US facility to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status
  • 500,000-square-foot PDC achieved LEED Gold certification after meeting strict standards in five key areas: site planning, water management, energy, material use and indoor environmental quality
  • Energy savings in electricity and natural gas at PDC equivalent to combined energy used to power nearly 500 residential homes per year
  • Water usage reduced by 72 percent compared to similar PDCs, resulting in savings of more than a million gallons of water — equivalent to usage of nearly 100 residential homes per year
  • Award highlights FCA US commitment to building green, environmentally-friendly facilities
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  • Romulus, Michigan, facility recently recognized for excellence in green building standards
  • Romulus PDC is just fourth FCA US facility to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status
  • 500,000-square-foot PDC achieved LEED Gold certification after meeting strict standards in five key areas: site planning, water management, energy, material use and indoor environmental quality
  • Energy savings in electricity and natural gas at PDC equivalent to combined energy used to power nearly 500 residential homes per year
  • Water usage reduced by 72 percent compared to similar PDCs, resulting in savings of more than a million gallons of water — equivalent to usage of nearly 100 residential homes per year
  • Award highlights FCA US commitment to building green, environmentally-friendly facilities

Shire Facility in Georgia Wins Green Building Award

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Shire's Georgia manufacturing facility near Covington has been nationally recognized as a green building for its energy and water efficiency and the healthy building practices that were incorporated into its design.

IWBI Launches WELL v2™

New version of the WELL Building Standard™ customizable, accessible and more affordable to drive healthier future for all
Press Release

NEW YORK, June 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Launched worldwide and celebrated with fanfare in New York, Beijing, London and Sydney, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) unveiled the WELL v2 pilot, the next version of its pioneering WELL Building Standard, the first rating system to focus exclusively on the impacts of buildings on human health and wellness.

Black & Veatch: Data Analytics, Resilience and Sustainability Drive Water Discussion

Latest Strategic Directions Report takes deep dive into complexities of water, delivery
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan.,  June 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Collecting data from our water systems is one thing. Acting on that information is game-changing, and a Black & Veatch survey shows that the water space is taking note.

WELL Story: Comfort at the Allsteel Los Angeles Showroom

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Global furniture brand Allsteel recently became the first retail showroom to achieve WELL Certification at the Gold level. We caught up with Dr. Lauren Gant, PhD, CPE, WELL AP, Human Factors and Ergonomics Manager at HNI and Courtney Moline, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C, Sustainability Manager at Allsteel, to explore how they addressed WELL’s Comfort concept for their project and beyond. 

Making the Case for Better Buildings

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The World Green Building Council recently released their latest report, Doing Right By People and Planet: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building. This report focuses on 11 case studies from around the world that highlight the ways health and well-being building features can "save your company money, make your employees feel healthier and more productive, and bring a positive return on your investment in a green and healthy space."

A few take-aways from the report include:

A Mohawk in the New York Fashion District

by Michael Leonard
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A new face has arrived at the heart of New York's Fashion District. Mohawk Group, a producer and distributor of quality commercial flooring, opened a flagship location that evokes the company’s stylish and innovative floor coverings. It's a testament to their commitment to sustainable design.

Paying tribute to the iconic location, Mohawk Group worked with Gensler to craft a showroom of clean lines, biophilic design, and plenty of natural lighting that illuminates the comfortable aesthetics.

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