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SAINT-GEORGES, QUEBEC—Victor Group announced that it recently completed a comprehensive third party certification project based on the new Facts sustainability certification program for its commercial fabrics using patented Crypton performance technology. To achieve Facts certification, products must meet the rigorous, multi-attribute requirements of the NSF/ANSI 336 standard.
DALTON, GA.—Tandus Centiva, an industry leader in soft and hard surface flooring, has launched a new design, Code Series. Suzanne Tick takes the idea of digital connection and creates a design language that allows for agile transformation from one color to another. This ability to connect is celebrated by the Code Series. Available in several distinct styles, Code Series delivers innovative ways to combine large and small-scale patterns.
ROCKVILLE, MD.—The UnWallpaper Company introduces Rollerwall, an alternative to wallpaper. The tool consists of a roller having a pattern embossed on the surface. Paint is transferred from a foam roller to the pattern roller which transfers the design to the wall. The design can also be applied to floors, ceilings, furniture, fabrics, curtains, drapes, lamp shades, sheets, tablecloths, indoors, outdoors, even garage doors. It even works on cinder block and textured walls which cannot be wallpapered.
OMAHA, NEB.—LEO A DALY announced that Brad Schaap, Director of Sustainability, has been named a 2014 LEED Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This year’s 48 Fellows are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as for their significant achievements among LEED Professionals.
DALTON, GA.—Zeftron nylon, a fully renewable premium nylon 6 fiber, is now available in the new Brilliant Collection, an accumulation of seven highly vibrant colors. The Brilliant Collection is a result of a collaborative feedback and input process between Zeftron and the in-house design teams of its mill partners. Zeftron also received input from hundreds of designers across the country through its 2013 Color Survey. Designers were asked to vote on the top five colors most important to them.
TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Carnegie Fabrics as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Carnegie is a leading manufacturer and innovator of textiles in North America. Since 1950, the family-owned company has established a tradition of firsts, including the development of its own Xorel fabrics, which provide a durable alternative to PVC materials, and Biobased Xorel, the first plant based high performance textile in the world.
STAMFORD, CONN.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that its Element brand plans to open a third hotel in Florida, less than a mile from Universal Studios Orlando. Element Orlando is slated to debut in July 2016, following next year’s opening of both Element Orlando North and Element Miami Doral. Owned by Barakat Orlando Resort, LLC, developed by GCD Associates, and managed by New Jersey based Paramount Hotel Group, Element Orlando will offer 151 sustainable rooms and a light-filled atmosphere.
TOANO, VA.—Lumber Liquidators, the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, has launched a new section of its website, detailing the company’s longstanding commitment to protect the environment. The original content is rooted in the company’s “Lay It Forward” business strategy, which centers on the long-term benefits of quality hardwood flooring, protecting the environment and supporting the communities it serves.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF.—California Faucets introduces BËL, a multifunction showerhead inspired by classic architectural forms and traditional elegance. The new showerhead design is the latest addition to the StyleFlow family of multifunction showerheads and handhelds that feature Swiss Shower Technology.
NEW HOLLAND, PA.—Construction started recently of the new Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs, Ohio with the installation of precast concrete wall panels from Superior Walls of East Tennessee. Designed by Axis Architecture, the 28-room hotel will rely on a Superior Walls Xi foundation system for the 32,000-square-foot structure, plus a four-story precast concrete elevator shaft.
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