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U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Program Now Recognizes the Living Product Challenge

Inclusion of Living Products in LEED credits stands to grow adoption of healthy materials
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SEATTLE, April 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Living Product Challenge (LPC) is now an approved certification path in the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) LEED® v4/4.1 BD+C program. Living Product Challenge certified products join Declare as a compliant pathway in the LEED version 4 and 4.1 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients credit.

How Mohawk Group Takes Design Cues from Nature

The commercial flooring manufacturer’s Living Product Challenge certification demonstrates how nature inspires and how we can give back to our community.
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Inspired by biophilic design and its namesake, the Lichen Collection became the first floor covering to achieve Living Product Challenge Petal Certification. Lichen can be found in every color of the rainbow and grows in nearly every ecosystem on earth, thriving on bark, leaves, soil and rock.

Take a Tour of Mohawk Group’s Factory—and Its Sustainability-Minded Business Strategy

The commercial flooring manufacturer's pursuit of the stringent Living Product Challenge standards yields change at every level.
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By Ken Shulman

Nature offers us myriad shades of green to consider, from artichoke to fern to mint. For companies that want to be sustainable, there are just as many shades of green to explore. Mohawk Group, a $9.5 billion commercial-flooring company, has tried on lots of them.

Behind the Scenes VIDEO | Nutopia Carpet Plank Collection from Mohawk Group

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Our Nutopia carpet plank collection is designed to achieve petal certification by meeting stringent requirements for the Living Product Challenge. Created to transition across the floor or create defined areas in the built environment, Nutopia’s four styles can be used together as a cohesive system, or separately depending on the desired configuration, end use, and budget. Layouts can be subtle or vivid and dramatic – just like the dynamics of city life.

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Regenerative Manufacturing, the Circular Economy and Engineering for Ecology at the Living Product EXPO in September

Dr. Jessica Green brings her TED Talk, Designing for the Microbiome, to the Keynote Stage
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PITTSBURGH, June 28, 2018) Healthy Materials for Everyone is the promise of regenerative manufacturing – and the International Living Future Institute’s Living Product Expo is ground zero for manufacturers, product designers and the people who specify those products to connect and craft the future of materials.

NeoCon Exhibitors Announced Living Product Certifications

Living Product Challenge is the Gold Standard for Regenerative Manufacturing
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CHICAGO,  June 13, 2018 /3BLMedia/ - Five different manufacturers are celebrating 10 Living Product certifications at NeoCon 2018, bringing the total number of Living Product certifications to 20. The Living Product Challenge (LPC) was launched in 2014 by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) to inspire manufacturers to pursue ambitious goals to dematerialize and detoxify their products and ultimately go beyond doing ‘less bad’ to create positive health and environmental impacts.
 

Natural Wonder: 2017 Nightingale Awards Best of Competition

by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
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Lichen, a modular plank carpet system from Mohawk Group, was the Best of Competition winner in the 2017 Nightingale Awards. The collection blends concepts of sustainability and biophilic design.

Jason F. McLennan: The Best Kind of Troublemaker

A leader in the sustainability charge, the architect, designer, and sustainability champion is the visionary the industry needs to reach ongoing environmental goals.
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by Jenna Lippin

Jason F. McLennan, partner and CEO of McLennan Design and founder of the International Living Future Institute, has been dubbed a “troublemaker”—but in the best way possible. His work uncovered the importance of sustainability before it was a buzzword and movement in the design industry.

Starting his career as an architect, McLennan said he was focused on sustainability from the start of his path, focusing on its importance “before it was cool.”

Mohawk Group’s Lichen Honored by BGIS With Sustainable Product Award

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MARKHAM, Ontario, February 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group’s Lichen carpet plank collection, which merges leading concepts in biophilic design and sustainability, was recently honored by BGIS with the Sustainable Product Award at its An Inspired Future event. The accolade was given on-site at the fifth biennial conference, which took place last week at the Hilton Markham Suites & Conference Centre in Markham, Ontario.

VIDEO | Lichen: Mohawk Group Partners with Morehouse College to Reduce Water Consumption

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To fulfill a portion of the Living Product Challenge Petal Certification for the Lichen carpet plank collection, Mohawk Group reached out to a historic Atlanta college to engage in an innovative and symbiotic "handprinting" partnership.

To help offset the amount of water used to produce Lichen, the flooring company worked with Morehouse College to donate and install low-flow shower heads in the school's dormitories. The investment of these fixtures will result in a savings of approximately 1.2 million gallons of water annually. 

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