Dalton—Shaw Industries has donated hardwood and tile flooring for Make It Right’s 20 Fort Peck Reservation homes. Make It Right, an organization that builds homes and communities for people in need, has partnered with the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fort Peck, Mont., to build sustainable homes on their reservation. The solar-powered homes will be available to tribe members whose income levels are at or below 60% of the area median income. A percentage of the homes will be dedicated to senior adult and disabled veteran housing.
The first of these Cradle to Cradle, LEED certified homes was showcased at Dwell on Design May 29-31 in Los Angeles. Shaw Floors’ Epic engineered hardwood and Lunar porcelain tile were used throughout.
October 27/November 3, 2014; Volume 28/Number 10
Washington, D.C.—In addition to Greenbuild’s LivingHome being featured on the floor of the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, held in New Orleans Oct. 22-23, Hanley Wood recently announced the launch of the LivingHome website and virtual tour, available at livinghome.greenbuildexpo.com. The home was created in partnership with LivingHomes, Make It Right and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, and will be permanently placed in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans.
The Greenbuild LivingHome virtual tour showcases the LivingHome’s design, which integrates features that contribute to the home’s energy performance, health and sustainability, and provides safe and resilient shelter for its occupants.
The LivingHome is a demonstration home, designed to meet requirements for LEED v4 Platinum and Energy Star v3, to showcase a wide range of C2C products, and to incorporate criteria from the new International WELL Building Institute’s certification program.
For those unable to see the show home in person, an online virtual tour has been developed. By incorporating stringent standards for sustainability and performance, this unique concept home offers a full range of takeaway ideas.
Mill donating floors to help rebuild Lower 9th Ward
by Matthew Spieler
New Orleans—Following the devastation brought on by Hurricane Katrina in the summer of 2005, particularly to New Orleans and the residents of the Lower 9th Ward, throngs of groups and individuals converged on the area hoping to help rebuild the once proud area. Among those was international celebrity Brad Pitt, who formed the Make It Right (MIR) Foundation and dedicated it to rebuilding 150 affordable, green, high quality homes which would allow some of the many displaced families to return to their roots, their family history. Continue reading Shaw helps to ‘Make It Right’ in New Orleans