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Archive for the ‘Green Design’ Category

SAN FRANCISCO—Bamboo interior finishes manufacturer Smith & Fong Co. announced the debut of Plyboo Ceilings, a line of 40 different carved and textured ceiling panels, according to Smith & Fong president Angus Stocks.
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PORTLAND, MAINE—For the eighth year in a row, Designtex’s Surface Imaging facility in Portland, Maine, has achieved recertification to the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership’s recognized program for sustainability in the print industry. The SGP program was established to provide third party verification of sustainability efforts and reduced environmental impact in the printing industry.
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LENZING, AUSTRIA—Lenzing achieved another milestone in its innovation heritage in the textile industry by developing a TENCEL fiber based on cotton fabric waste. Lenzing is the first manufacturer worldwide to offer such cellulose fibers incorporating recycled materials on a commercial scale.
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EDENTON, N.C.—Naturepedic, manufacturing organic mattresses in Ohio, has been awarded Gold Exemplary Recognition by the Sustainable Furnishings Council for its deep environmental commitment and exemplary implementation of a range of best practices for sustainability. The company completed the rigorous process of demonstrating compliance with SFC’s Exemplary Manufacturer Requirements, submitting audited evidence of achievements in operations, in production, and in outreach to attain recognition at the Gold level.
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EATONTOWN, N.J.—Roofinox, a leading manufacturer of architectural stainless steel, has introduced a new four-page, four-color brochure highlighting the company’s line of products providing long-term sustainability and corrosion-resistance for roofing, wall-cladding, flashing, rainware and interior design.
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HELSINKI—Cloud-based construction software supplier Bionova Ltd. announced the North American launch of One Click LCA, an easy-to-use cloud-based software solution that automatically calculates life cycle assessment (LCA) directly from building information models (BIM) or other design data, ensuring compliance with LEED v3 and v4, among more than 20 other building certification systems and standards, according to Bionova CEO Panu Pasanen.
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BOULDER, COLO.—Sustainable Materials introduces Pattern Tiles, a wall décor innovation. Pattern Tiles are three-dimensional pieces of natural, renewable cork cut into patterns that allow the color of the wall on which they are applied to show through. With an intriguing variety of organic, geometric, classical and techno designs, Pattern Tiles instantly transform the look of a room. Imported from Portugal, and pre-finished in a selection of 12 fashion-forward colors, Pattern Tiles are available in nine large-pattern motif styles and two smaller, mixed-pattern, multi-color mosaics.
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GRANT, MICH.—When Greenbuild, the largest international green building conference and expo, convenes next month in Los Angeles, Porous Pave, Inc. (booth 921) will celebrate a major environmental milestone: surpassing 7.5 million pounds of recycled rubber used in manufacturing its permeable paving material. An eco-friendly green building product made in the United States, Porous Pave is a highly porous, durable and flexible paving material consisting of recycled rubber, chipped granite aggregate and a liquid binder.
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WHEELING, ILL.—Drawing inspiration from Brentano’s successful pattern Equinox, Solstice—redesigned for indoor/outdoor applications—joins the new Cityscape collection. Representing Brentano’s collaboration with Sunbrella Contract, the pattern joins the collection with notable recognition. Solstice achieved an IIDA/HD Product Design Award at the HD Expo show this past May; and, at NeoCon, the textile was awarded with a HiP Award (Honoring Industry People and Innovative Products) from Interior Design magazine and the #MetropolisLikes Award for excellence in aesthetics and functionality from Metropolis magazine.
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ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes RieNu by Riegel as a Founding Sponsor. RieNu by Riegel is the first to market recycled table linen product. Made from recycled water bottles—the process includes collection, sanitizing, melting and extruding that molten material into yarn which is then woven and dyed to make RieNu.
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