J+J Flooring Group’s Kinetex® has been selected as one of BuildingGreen’s Top-10 products for the coming year by BuildingGreen, Inc., publisher of GreenSpec and Environmental Building News (EBN). The winners were announced today over a live BuildingGreen webcast and was presented at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild convention in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 21. Now in its twelfth year, the Top-10 awards go to the most innovative green building products handpicked by BuildingGreen editors from among the hundreds of new and innovative products reviewed over the previous twelve months.
Incentive Program Encourages Energy Conservation and Sustainability
The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) announced a second round of the Georgia Agricultural Irrigation Motor (AIM) Program, an incentive program designed to help Georgia farmers become more energy-efficient, save money on fuel costs, and reduce emissions.
The Georgia Water Coalition is applauding the DNR Board for halting EPD’s effort to rollback Hog CAFO regulations this week
At the August 26th Board of Natural Resources (DNR Board) meeting, the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) proposed changes to Georgia’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) rules. The proposed changes included an alarming roll-back of Georgia’s hog-waste rule that endangered water quality and public health. EPD coordinated a public comment process and reported receiving 900 comments and most were opposed to the change. The DNR Board was to consider adoption of the rule change at their December 3 board meeting, but the issue was not put on the agenda and is reportedly under further review.
Floor covering manufacturer’s expansion project in Summerville, Ga., lauded for broad partnerships, job creation and sustainable manufacturing
When the state’s leading association of economic development professionals recognized Mohawk Industries’ Summerville, Ga., facility expansion at their annual awards ceremony, it was a big deal. In fact, it was the “Deal of the Year!”
Transformative Sponsorship Demonstrates Commitment to the Living Building ChallengeTM
Mohawk Group, a leading manufacturer of commercial carpet, announces its partnership with the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) as one of the organization’s Transformative sponsors. The ILFI is an international vision for community-driven transformation that offers green building and infrastructure solutions, global strategies for lasting sustainability, and administers the Living Building Challenge. As one of the Transformative sponsors, Mohawk Group will work with the ILFI to promote the Living Building Challenge, a green building certification program that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability for architecture and interior design. Sharing the same values in sustainability, Mohawk Group and ILFI are committed to working together to educate and promote the institute’s revolutionary ideas.
Financial Model for Solar Power Accelerates Adoption for Georgia Businesses
Radiance Solar has completed one of the Southeast’s largest commercial solar photovoltaic installations at Shaw Industries’ carpet tile manufacturing plant. The one megawatt system will produce 1.4 million kilowatt hours of power annually. Feeding into the Georgia Power electric grid, Shaw will use this renewable energy to help power its carpet tile manufacturing facility in Cartersville, Ga.