Manufacturer's Greenbuild 2019 showcase also included Green Exhibitor Attendee Choice award
ATLANTA, November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/—Mohawk Industries announced today at Greenbuild that the company’s Air.o Unified Soft Flooring (USF) line has achieved rigorous Declare and Health Product Declaration (HPD) certifications. Air.o has been showcased this week as part of Mohawk’s portfolio of flooring solutions designed to minimize environmental impact at the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The Air.o display at Mohawk’s booth helped the manufacturer earn the coveted Green Exhibitor Attendee Choice award at the international trade show yesterday.
When George Bandy Jr., chief sustainability officer for Mohawk Flooring North America and winner of the 2018 GreenBuild Leadership Award, began working in the field, he tried to explain his new job to his grandmother. “She said, ‘We paid for all the schooling for this boy, and he got a job doing something called ‘common sense,’” Bandy recalls.
Chief Sustainability Officer Bandy to welcome plenary guests on Wednesday morning
CALHOUN, Ga., November 18, 2019 /3BL Media/—Mohawk Industries is once again a premier sponsor of the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the largest convening of green building and sustainability leaders. The world’s largest flooring manufacturer 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.
Perspectives on the Future from Greenbuild Experts
Sustainable building is expanding way beyond LEED-certified residences and commercial venues, how particular products are manufactured, recycling, and electric vehicle charging stations. It has become a critical strategic imperative and unified approach to planning and working that transforms lives, businesses, and cities. Mohawk’s George Bandy Jr. and others representing diverse backgrounds and industries explore the areas of individual health, community health and economic health, and the impact of true sustainable building.
Mohawk Group’s highly anticipated collection now available for specification
Fractals are the building block of many of nature’s patterns and have been scientifically proven to reduce stress and so provide benefits to physical health. This visual language is the basis for Relaxing Floors, an award-winning modular system designed by 13&9 in collaboration with Fractals Research and Mohawk Group. This collection is the culmination of art, science and human-centered design based on fractal patterns, which scientific research shows have stress-reductive qualities.
The Living Product Challenge has allowed Mohawk to connect handprints and footprints, linking product with community
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To earn Petal certification from the Living Product Challenge, products must have a net-positive impact on the planet and its inhabitants. Mohawk’s Mohawk Group commercial division achieved this for the five Petal-certified product collections it introduced at NeoCon 2018 through a partnership that will help solar energy burst into bloom.
As Mohawk continues to grow, we remain focused on minimizing environmental impact
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As Mohawk works to leave positive handprints in communities around the world, we haven’t lost sight of the environmental footprint of our own facilities. While our businesses operate in a decentralized manner, all are working toward shared goals of reducing our use of natural resources. Across Mohawk, we are closing in on our 2020 goals, set in 2010, to decrease energy, GHG, water and waste-to-intensity by 25%.
Annual tradition included premiere of latest campaign videos highlighting partnership with Susan G. Komen
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Mohawk Industries employees recently gathered at locations in Calhoun, Ga. and Dalton, Ga. for the company’s annual Pink Out awareness events to celebrate their partnership with Susan G. Komen, while also recognizing those who have been touched by breast cancer. The events included pink cupcakes and prizes, as well as the debut of Mohawk Flooring’s latest Cushion the Fight campaign video and Mohawk Group and Durkan’s Specify for a Cure campaign video.
COCOA, Fla. September 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Students at Emma Jewel Charter Academy now have a unique hands-on opportunity to study alternative energy and sustainability with the installation of an on-campus smartflower™ solar energy unit. The Mohawk Group initiative is part of the flooring manufacturer’s “handprinting” strategy to give more back to humankind and to the environment than it takes during its manufacturing processes.
Georgia unit is flooring manufacturer's first in the state as part of handprinting strategy
GRIFFIN, Ga., September 24, 2019 /3BL Media/—As part of its sustainability efforts to leave more handprints than footprints, Mohawk Group has partnered with the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) and SUNCATCH ENERGY to install a smartflower™ solar energy unit in Griffin, Ga. The smartflower technology was unveiled at a special ribbon-cutting event and reception earlier today at Griffin Region College and Career Academy (GRCCA).