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4 Practical Ways for Facility Managers to be More Sustainable

Jul 8, 2016 / by Michael Eckert posted in Sustainability

For many companies, sustainability simply means doing enough to hit their LEED targets. But a work environment which prioritizes sustainability can have many benefits: improved indoor air quality; happier and healthier employees; and a better reputation compared to competitors.

To help you take advantage of the benefits of a more sustainable workplace, today I’m looking at 4 practical ways facility managers can improve sustainability in their company.

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Organic Valley: A Workplace Flooring Case Study

Jun 29, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Performance, Sustainability, Health & Wellness

Health and well-being at Organic Valley go beyond the organic dairy, eggs and produce from the cooperative. They are vital components of its workplace and of all company initiatives. This case study highlights how Organic Valley partnered with Milliken for the first time to create two brand-centric offices in Wisconsin – the company’s headquarters in LaFarge and a new location in Cashton. The resulting spaces not only inspire, but also deliver sustainable workplaces where employee creativity, productivity and well-being thrive.

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Songs of the Sea

Mar 22, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Sustainability

From steady bass tones to sweeping crescendos, the ballads sung by whales guide and connect us to another world of communication in the depths of the ocean. Milliken’s Whale Song collection captures the behemoth mammals’ musical spectrum and illustrates the melodic beauty and complexity of the sea’s oldest composers.

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The Importance of Being Ethical

Mar 15, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Sustainability

To those outside the architecture and design industry, the field might seem limited to creating beautiful things and cultivating habitable spaces. But in fact, A&D is about much, much more.

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A World’s Most Ethical Company: 10 Years Strong

Mar 8, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Sustainability, Inspiration

A century and a half ago, Milliken & Company was founded on the basis of family values, a dedication to ethical practices and a commitment to ‘doing good.’ This year, that core mission was once again recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute, which designated Milliken as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the 10th year in a row.

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“Green Carpet” Takes Center Stage at 13th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar® Party

Mar 3, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Sustainability

With the shared mission of merging beauty and sustainable design, Aquafil and Milliken partnered to create and debut a custom-designed green carpet that graced the step and repeat at Global Green’s 13th annual Pre-Oscar Party in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2016.

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Five Fresh Spaces with Fixate

Feb 11, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Sustainability

The versatile Fixate collection lays line after line of vibrant hues in dynamic parallels, each delivering movement and energy to the floor plane. The stripes, which vary in width, add a chic, modern element to any space. With a diverse color palette and a range of carpet tile sizes, the collection’s versatility is evident in the following five unique office environments.

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Why There’s More to Sustainable Flooring Than Recycled Content

Feb 5, 2016 / by Michael Eckert posted in Sustainability

When most flooring manufacturers talk about sustainability, they focus on what happens to their flooring at the end of its life. This means your flooring purchase becomes shaped in terms of what will happen to your carpet when you’ve finished using it, rather than the use you’ll get from it during its lifetime.

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Design In Good Taste at Diamond Foods

Jan 8, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Sustainability

Sustainability and health have become increasingly popular across industries. Companies are prioritizing transparency when it comes to how their products are made, as well as what goes into them. In the architecture and design industry, there are hosts of third-party certifications that inform consumers of product ingredients and how it could potentially affect their health.

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A Case Study: Milliken & marquardt+ inc Modernize Merchandise Mart

Jan 5, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Installation, Performance, Sustainability

Since 1941, the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois, has been a creative mecca. The art deco landmark is a distinct mainstay of the Chicago landscape. Today, it is the largest commercial building in the world, operating as a wholesale design center and hub of international business. The epic building, which spans 4.2 million gross square feet, sits on two blocks and stands 25 stories high. For the last 47 years, thousands have flocked to the iconic building, brimming with customized showrooms, for NeoCon – the largest design event in North America.

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