Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

The Monroe, N.C., manufacturing facility of Bona, a global leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance, has achieved zero waste. Less than 1 percent of companies in North Carolina can make this claim, according to a press release. Additionally, Bona...

Infographic: 5 considerations for sustainable commercial flooring

The foot traffic in a commercial facility – particularly within an extremely busy one – can quickly wear down the flooring. Of course, some options typically hold up better than others – wood over carpet, for instance. But when it comes to sustainable flooring, durability isn’t the only purpose it serves.

Report: Electric underfloor heating market to grow

Report: Electric underfloor heating market to grow

U.S. electric underfloor heating market is set to top $500 million by 2024, according to new research. Increasing demand for space heating along with rising energy cost will fuel the business growth, Market Size Forecasters.

Green buildings next big thing in office design

Green buildings next big thing in office design

It’s set to be the next trillion-dollar industry, and now developers of office space are looking to capitalize on one of the world’s biggest growth trends: health and wellness. In Australia, companies like Mirvac and Frasers Property are among those...

Hydronic underfloor heating market to top $5 billion by 2024

Hydronic underfloor heating market to top $5 billion by 2024

The global hydronic underfloor heating market is forecast to surpass $5 billion by 2024, according to a new report. Stringent government regulations pertaining to decarbonization of building, along with an upsurge in clean energy technology, will stimulate the hydronic underfloor...

Infographic: Sustainable building from bottom up

Developing a sustainable building demands a holistic approach. While newer buildings tend to perform better from an energy standpoint, due to building code advancements, it’s not always a guarantee. Planning is pivotal and literally must take place from the ground...

UK town could be home to world’s most sustainable tower

UK town could be home to world’s most sustainable tower

The town of Hemel Hempstead, which is located about 24 miles from London, might soon be home to the world’s most sustainable residential tower. The proposed building called The Beacon would house luxury sustainable apartments, reports Jetson Green. It will...

Mohawk first floor maker to achieve Living Product Challenge certification

Mohawk first floor maker to achieve Living Product Challenge certification

Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company, has become the first flooring manufacturer to achieve Living Product Challenge Petal certification for the its new Lichen modular plank carpet system. The certification, which presents the most rigorous standard for sustainable manufacturing,...

Montreal library racks up green building awards

Montreal library racks up green building awards

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) have awarded Montreal’s Bibliothèque du Boisé with the annual Green Building Award for 2017. Designed by the trio of Consortium Labonté Marcil, Cardinal Hardy and Eric...

Tile Industry Targets LEED and Federal projects

Tile Industry Targets LEED and Federal projects

Interest in tile products is on the upswing due in large part to two major milestones in green building.

NYC’s first WELL-certified office boasts health-boosting features

NYC’s first WELL-certified office boasts health-boosting features

The new headquarters for Structure Tone, one of Manhattan’s largest construction firms, is the first building in New York City to be certified WELL, meaning that it’s deliberately designed to boost the well-being of the people inside it. The 82,000-square-foot...

Many options exist for sustainable home construction

Building a new home – single-family, multifamily or residential high-rise – from scratch is an opportunity to customize space and bring design ideas to fruition. But the often-overlooked benefit is that a builder or designer can use green building materials...

3 design, construction trends for 2017

3 design, construction trends for 2017

With 2017 well underway, design and construction professionals have their sights set on the year ahead. And while it experienced mostly flat growth in 2016, the construction industry is projected to grow in 2017, with an estimated 5 percent increase...

Home Floor Designs to Help You Go Green

Home Floor Designs to Help You Go Green

Thanks to the increasing popularity of organic and environmentally friendly home improvements, there are many different options to improve the environmental footprint of your home.

Interface announces new environmental facts labels

Interface announces new environmental facts labels

Interface, a leading manufacturer of sustainable modular carpet, will debut a new third-party certification from GreenCircle Certified LLC and spotlight its Climate Take Back mission at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo this week. After months of rigorous audits,...

Flight 93 memorial incorporates sustainable building elements

Flight 93 memorial incorporates sustainable building elements

Grief and the memories hit people differently when visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. For many, the focal point is the 17-ton sandstone boulder that marks the site where the wreckage of United Airlines Flight 93 smoldered 15...

Bridgewater Academy Building directs its energy to environment

The exterior walls of the Bridgewater (Mass.) Academy Building are white, and that’s about the only thing in the recently renovated town hall that isn’t green. Bridgewater was already deemed a “green community” by the state’s Executive Office of Energy...

Michigan auto repair shop 3rd in U.S. to gain LEED certification

Michigan auto repair shop 3rd in U.S. to gain LEED certification

Richard Zaagman may not get a return on the money he spent to make Community Automotive Repair in Grand Rapids, Mich., one of three independent auto repair shops in the United States to gain LEED certification. But Zaagman says it's...

Oregon center earns highest LEED recognition

Oregon center earns highest LEED recognition

The expanded and renovated Student Recreation Center at the University of Oregon in Eugene has received LEED platinum certification for its sustainable design elements, reports the website American School and University. The $50 million project, which encompasses 110,000 square feet...

New York to have first passive apartment building

New York City soon will get it’s first passive house apartment building. The development is called Perch Harlem and will be built in a way that uses 80-90 percent less energy than traditionally constructed buildings, reports website Jetson Green. The entire seven-story complex in Harlem will measure 40,000 square feet.

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