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DesignFWD: Deep Connections: People + Planet

Published 04-19-21

Submitted by Mohawk Industries

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Mohawk Group announces the return of its free series of accredited CEUs, first launched in 2020, in March 2021. Due to a very positive response, Mohawk Group will offer new courses in continuation of its DesignFWD digital learning initiatives. From leading design innovations to well-being in the built environment to technical solutions, the DesignFWD CEU series provides inspiring and impactful information for the contract design community.

Deep Connections: People + Planet

April 21, 2021 at 12 p.m. EST
April 28, 2021 at 3 p.m. EST
Presenter: Ramie Vagal – Senior Sustainability Manager, Mohawk Group
Register for Session 1 | Register for Session 2

Summary: This course discusses the interconnectedness between planetary health and human health and the importance of a holistic systems-wide approach towards regeneration. There is an increase in revelations around the impact of biodiversity loss, climate change and human health which is supported by data and research. By using scientific evidence supported by data and facts, it is important to understand the true connection between our ecosystems, climate, built environment and community. Using examples of tools specifically in the building industry, we will look at how these are being used to make informed decisions and develop strategies for long-term positive impact. Additionally, the course focuses on understanding what elements architects should, designers, specifiers focus on while making decisions about products.

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Mohawk Industries: Mohawk Industries is the leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Group, Pergo, Unilin, Quick-Step and IVC. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.

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