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Brazil Celebrates the Wolrd Cup with Elaborate Street Paintings

Every four years, Brazilians come together to show their love for soccer by painting their streets. This year, they’re sharing it with the world. And because the World Cup is in Brazil this year, the people and their streets have that much more pride. See more of Brazil’s painted streets HERE.

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You can create photo spheres of where you’re celebrating the World Cup with the new Google Camera app for Android.

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Shaw Profiled in Google Video

Google recently profiled Shaw’s use of its email and app platform. The result is a video that captures out manufacturing expertise and the desire of Shaw employees to continuously improve.

“Manufacturing is strong in Northwest Georgia. We’re going to be here 100 years from now.” – Vance Bell, CEO

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Shaw Contract Group Featured on Greenbuild Building Tour

Green building tours are an exciting part of Greenbuild, allowing the opportunity for attendees to explore green buildings ranging from renovated warehouses to spectacular skyscrapers. During the half-day tours on Friday (11/16) and Saturday (11/17), attendees will also get a chance to see Shaw Contract Group flooring in a few of the tour stops.

Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center is California’s First LEED Certified Hospital

San Francisco’s long history of providing social services is expressed at the new Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, California’s first LEED certified (Silver) hospital. The new Laguna Honda features evidence-based design, operable windows, high levels of energy efficiency, TPO roofing, advanced kitchen recycling and 9 healing gardens – as well as Shaw Contract Group flooring. Two more Shaw Contract Group-featured stops highlight renovations of historical buildings in the heart of San Francisco. The Ferry Building, an iconic landmark re-purposed as a center for sustainable agriculture and renowned farmer’s market and Google’s SF offices, a historic building renovated as a center of our booming tech industry.

The Ferry Building, an iconic historic landmark repurposed as a center for sustainable agriculture and renowned farmer's market

Attendees also will tour three buildings nestled in the historic and green campus of Mills College, Oakland. The LEED Platinum Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building, The Jeannik Mequet Littlefield Concert Hall and lastly, the first LEED Gold business school in California, the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business. In addition to using Shaw Contract Group flooring, these buildings incorporate sustainable features like rainwater harvesting, interactive energy metric displays, photovoltaic panels, an underfloor air distribution system, a living green roof and radiant heating.

Take part in the tour and learn more about San Francisco’s sustainable buildings while checking out Shaw Contract Group’s environmentally-friendly flooring.

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Could Google’s Project Glass Help Re-Design Our Life?

This week, Google was awarded patents for their newest innovation, Project Glass. These augmented-reality glasses are rumored to carry the potential to re-design how one operates their daily lives. Check out the video below, which released by Google this week, to see if you agree. And if so, how might this affect how we design the built environment?

Goggle Project Glass prototype

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