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The Complete Picture Changes Everything at Greenbuild 2011

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Over the last year, we've talked a lot about the pledge we made to obtain third-party validated Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) on all InterfaceFLOR products by 2012. This pledge did more than simply highlight our personal commitment to transparency; it also challenged us to push forward and raise sustainability standards across the industry.

Overthrow the Status Quo

Next week at the 2011 Greenbuild Expo, we'll bring this commitment to life with our in-show concept The Complete Picture. To learn how EPDs provide a complete picture of environmental impact, join us at Greenbuild booth # 823N from October 4 – 7, or follow us from home, right here on the InterfaceFLOR blog, Twitter and Facebook.

Here is an early look at some of the great content we've got planned for the coming weeks:

  • The Complete Picture

strong> – Learn how The Complete Picture changes everything, and how you can join the movement to create greater transparency across the industry through EPDs.

  • Polling on Facebook – Overthrowing the status quo will require some frank conversation about how we all approach environmental reporting. Tune into the InterfaceFLOR Facebook Fan Page for the latest updates from Greenbuild and the opportunity to tell InterfaceFLOR how transparent reporting impacts your work.
  • Ray Anderson – We take a look back at the life and accomplishments of Ray C. Anderson, our beloved founder and chairman.
  • Exclusive Greenbuild Content – Can't make it to Greenbuild this year? Don't worry we have you covered. InterfaceFLOR will be covering the show on Twitter, Facebook and of course, right here on the InterfaceFLOR blog. Get updates from the InterfaceFLOR booth as they happen, even if you cannot attend the show.
  • Questions to Ask – Find out the top 5 questions to ask manufacturers about the environmental impact of their products, and get started in our industry-wide movement for greater transparency.
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    Greenbuild 2010: Lois Vitt Sale is Smarter than Oil

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    “We should start with the kids and look at how to connect them with nature…they will create a generation of innovators and creative thinkers who will help us get beyond oil.”

    Lois Vitt Sale, Chief Sustainability Officer with Wight & Company (http://wightco.com) joined us at Greenbuild 2010 to share her solution to becoming smarter than oil and raising the next generation of sustainability-focused adults.

    Do you have any ideas on how to create nature-focused projects for kids?  Share your thoughts below.

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    Greenbuild 2010: Matt Grocoff is Smarter than Oil

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    Founder and CEO of GreenovationTV (http://www.greenovationtv.com/) Matt Grocoff explains how he is achieving Mission Zero in his 110 year old home in Michigan.

    Visit Matt’s website to learn more about his 110-year-old Net Zero Energy Historic Renovation: http://www.greenovationtv.com/2010/11/slideshow-mission-zero-accomplished-americas-oldest-net-zero-house/

    Are you a homeowner or remodeler also working on a renovation project?  Share your progress with us!

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    Greenbuild 2010: Holley Henderson is Smarter than Oil

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    Holley Henderson, Sustainable Design Consultant with H2 Ecodesign (http://www.h2ecodesign.com) distinguishes between the low-hanging fruit and sustainability game-changers, and asks the ever-burning question: Do we need this product?

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    Greenbuild 2010: Bob Fox is Smarter than Oil

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    Bob Fox of Cook + Fox Architects in New York City (http://www.cookplusfox.com/) shares his reading list for becoming Smarter than Oil with us at Greenbuild 2010.

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