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Mohawk Group Demonstrates Environmental ‘LEED’ership


November 11, 2008
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nora® Offers Green Flooring Alternatives

The noraplan environcare™ line was created by nora with the help of architects, designers and healthcare professionals. Included in the lineup are numerous standard and specialty flooring options for education and healthcare facilities, including acoustic and static dissipative alternatives. Available in 48 soothing, nature-inspired colors, noraplan environcare sets a new standard by offering the perfect flooring solution for virtually any application. nora floor coverings and adhesives are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®, have extremely low life-cycle costs, and can contribute to up to eight LEED credits.

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Lamin-Art introduces 15 new Abstract patterns

Taking inspiration from a mix of ancient and modern artistic influences, Lamin-Art introduces 15 new abstract patterns sure to compliment any contemporary commercial interior.



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Maharam’s Design 9297

Teknion’s District Collection creates compact yet comfortable open plan and private work environments by providing an alternative aesthetic to systems furniture.


 Mohawk Group Demonstrates Environmental ‘LEED’ership
The commercial carpeting manufacturer’s Chicago showroom has achieved gold-level LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

 Gensler Survey Measures Connection Between Workplace Design and Business Performance
The Gensler 2008 U.S. Workplace Survey reveals that top-performing companies are embracing a fundamental restructuring of work through workplace design that places as much emphasis on collaboration, learning and socialization as on individual “heads-down” work.

 Forbo to Introduce “Sustainable Exhibiting” at Greenbuild
Forbo Flooring Systems is introducing a new concept in booth design and trade show participation aimed at minimizing the environmental impacts of its promotional activities at exhibitions and trade shows.

 Maximizing Employee Productivity … By Design
Poorly designed work spaces can lead to a number of physical ailments for employees. Organizations that ignore or fail to take seriously the well-being of employees run the risk of decreasing their own bottom line.


 Design Collaborative: A Natural Classic

By Janet Wiens

Todd Bracher’s design of the T-No.1 table for Fritz Hansen respects the beauty and tradition of Danish design, making it an instant classic.


EnviroCel™ from Universal Textile Technologies

For mid-traffic hospitality and high-end residential use, EnviroCel™ high-performance polyurethane carpet backings contain rapidly renewable and recycled materials and are 55 percent to 85 percent green by weight. EnviroCel contributes to LEED® totals and can be specified for any hospitality carpet.

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Interiors & Sources is teaming up with furniture industry veteran Kenn Busch to bring readers “Material Innovations”—a special section of in-depth coverage on the latest finishes and surface innovations materials for furniture and interiors, as well as the performance panels that carry them. Material Innovations will explain materials in practical terms relevant to retail, hospitality, healthcare and other commercial design sectors, showing readers what good surface design is made of.

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