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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.

Images: Wikipedia, Inhabitat

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Visit Shaw Contract Group at Greenbuild

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco, CA. As the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild features three days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of San Francisco’s green buildings.

Visit Shaw Contract at our booth – 1601S – to learn more about our sustainable innovations and environmental leadership. Additionally, every visitor to our booth will have an opportunity to select an organization to which Shaw Contract Group will donate $1 on their behalf. The organizations benefiting are DIFFA, Public Architecture’s 1% program or MASS Design.

The theme of our booth is: Design is Good Energy. Every moment of every day we have a choice. We chose to be positive. To be mindful of people and the planet. To be design leaders and groundbreakers. And you know what that creates? Good energy. So let’s share share this message with the world. Create your own good energy board on Pinterest. If we repin your post, we’ll send you a token of good energy. Be sure to use #designisgoodenergy on ALL of your pins, so we know how to find you! Visit our Design is Good Energy board.

Visit our website to learn more about how our designs create good energy and stop by our booth, 1601S, on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Fight the Good Fight at Greenbuild with Shaw Contract Group

From charitable donations to DIFFA and other non-profit organizations around the globe, to funding for Public Architecture’s 1% program and MASS Design, Shaw Contract Group is socially responsible by design.

Every visitor to our booth (1601S) at Greenbuild will have an opportunity to select an organization to which Shaw Contract Group will donate $1 on their behalf. The organizations benefiting are DIFFA, Public Architecture’s 1% program or MASS Design.

Shaw Contract Group has recently partnered with MASS Design Group on the MASS Design Lab, a global innovation laboratory, uniting design and public health. Additionally, Shaw Contract Group donates 1% of all sales of out Homage collection to Public Architecture’s 1% program.

Fight the good fight and give back to organizations that do good by design.

 

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San Francisco: On a Mission to Become America’s Greenest City

Earlier this month, San Francisco reached a crucial milestone in its quest to become the greenest city in America. The city announced that it successfully diverted 80 percent of its waste away from landfills and into compost or recycling programs in 2011 – the highest level achieved by any major city in the country. This accomplishment is a significant step forward on the path to the city’s ultimate goal of diverting 100 percent of its waste by the year 2020.

“Recycling and composting is not only good for our environment, it is also good for our economy,” said Mayor Ed Lee. “Recycling alone creates 10 times more jobs than simply sending refuse to the landfill.”

Next month, ‘America’s Greenest City’ will host the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Industry leaders, experts and professionals dedicated to sustainable building will gather and take in everything from industry showcases to LEED workshops and tours of San Francisco’s green buildings.

Stop by Shaw Contract Group’s booth (1601S) to learn more about our sustainable efforts and gain some good energy.

San Francisco trash collector, Recology

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