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Olympic House Becomes One of the Most Sustainable Buildings in the World

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Olympic House, the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has received three of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications. It has therefore become one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. 

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Olympic House, the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has received three of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications. It has therefore become one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. 

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.

Mohawk’s New York Showroom Achieves Two Prestigious Green Building Certifications

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NEW YORK, February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ —Mohawk Group has officially attained LEED® v4 Gold certification and WELL™ Certification at the Platinum level for its flagship showroom in New York.

VIDEO | Mohawk’s George Bandy Jr. | 2018 USGBC Leadership Award Recipient

Video appears courtesy of USGBC.
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Last month, Mohawk Industries VP of sustainability and commercial marketing George Bandy Jr. was recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council with the prestigious USGBC Leadership Award. Bandy was presented with the accolade by Mahesh Ramanujam, USGBC president and CEO, during a special ceremony in Chicago that coincided with the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

Mohawk's Bandy to Be Recognized with Prestigious Greenbuild Leadership Award

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CALHOUN, Ga., November 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ —The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the recipients of its 2018 Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. George Bandy Jr., Mohawk Industries vice president of sustainability and commercial marketing, will join five other distinguished honorees, including global apparel retailer NIKE, for the USGBC Leadership Awards Reception on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Chicago.

HP Inc.’s Boise Idaho Campus Awarded SITES Gold for Achievement in Landscape Sustainability

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BOISE, Idaho, October 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, HP Inc. announced its Boise Idaho Campus was awarded Gold under the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) rating system. Owned and administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), SITES is the most comprehensive program for designing, developing and maintaining sustainable landscapes.

Whirlpool Corporation Awarded Gold, Silver LEED® Green Building Certifications

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., August 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation has been awarded a prestigious LEED® Certification for two of its recent building projects, both located in Benton Harbor, Mich.

Green Building Initiatives Continue Following U.S. Departure from Paris Agreement

by Daniel Rosen
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Upon its signing in 2015, the Paris Agreement was hailed as a landmark pact that unified 196 nations throughout the world in combatting climate change. The accord in part aims to limit the rise in global average temperature this century to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It was seen as a decisive step towards fighting what Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general, called “one of the most crucial problems on earth.”

Chicago Named Nation’s Greenest City in CBRE Study

Green Building Adoption Index shows more “green” in cities with benchmarking laws
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LOS ANGELES, July 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - After placing second last year, the Chicago market claimed the top spot with 66% of its space qualified as green certified according to the fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University. San Francisco slipped to second, while Atlanta, Houston and Minneapolis again claimed spots in the top 5 in the 2017 report. “Green” office buildings in the U.S. are defined as those that hold either an EPA ENERGY STAR label, USGBC LEED certification or both.

Taipei 101: The ‘Greenest’ of Skyscrapers

by Emma Kantrowitz
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The Taipei 101 skyscraper, once the tallest structure in the world, recently added another notable distinction in its short-but-accomplished history: it’s now the world’s “greenest” tower. The 1,667-foot supertall recently earned 90 points under LEED’s new v4 certification, the highest score to date under the most updated green building standard.

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