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March 18, 2020

Grand Valley School — Hitting All the Right Notes

For the Grand Valley Local School District, consolidating five different schools into one 244,000 square foot K-12 facility required a floor that could do it all. They decided on nora® premium rubber flooring, which covers classrooms, corridors, locker and weight rooms, stairwells and the cafeteria—15 years on, learn how well it’s held up.

March 4, 2020

Calculating Carbon Emissions is Key to Improving Health

Scientists studying climate change say rising temperatures and sea levels will set in motion immense human health risks around the globe. The good news? Designers and manufacturers are uniquely positioned to mitigate this impending crisis by taking steps to neutralize, and potentially reverse, a driving force of the problem: carbon emissions.

February 10, 2020

Modernizing Learning Environments at the University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) was ready to bring some aging buildings into the 21st century. While each of their improvement projects had differing goals, there were some consistent themes throughout, including the need to create collaborative spaces for students to gather before and after classes. Choosing the right flooring was a key driver in the decision process.

February 5, 2020

Gray Matters

Neutrals are the foundation on which we build every palette. If I were to thumb through my closet right now, I’d find nothing but shades of gray (except for that “brown is the new black” shawl I bought on a whim last year). To that end, gray is the great equalizer of color and it’s always trending. Gray evolves with each season: from “cool” to “warm” to our current state of “true” gray, its versatility knows no bounds.

January 29, 2020

Carbon May Be Humanity’s Best Bet Against Climate Change

These days, it seems like Planet Earth has a lot of environmental problems. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the daily, myriad reports about Earth’s predicaments. Some of the biggest issues today include the plethora of plastic in the oceans, the disappearance of wildernesses to mono-cropping farmland, and the mounting levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But what if there was a way to turn a problem into a solution?

January 15, 2020

Identifying the 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design

We spend an estimated 11 hours a day on technology and up to 93% of our time indoors. Now more than ever, harnessing Biophilia in the design of our urban living and working environments is vital to our health and well-being. Learn about the 14 individual elements of biophilic design and how to incorporate them to collectively enhance the well-being of an interior space.