Metroflor celebrates grand opening of Innovation Design center
CALHOUN, GEORGIA, July 28th -- Halstead International and Metroflor Corp. in Calhoun, Georgia, received the prestigious GREEN GLOBESÒ Certification for its Innovation & Design Center. To celebrate, the company held a grand opening celebration for the facility – the third in Georgia and the first in Calhoun to have earned that distinction. Harlan Stone, CEO and president of Halstead International, was joined by Russ Rogg, President & CEO, Metroflor Corp. at the ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, July 28th. Joining company staff were representatives from the company’s independent distributor network.
Green Globes is a highly respected organization that is pioneering best practice in sustainable design, construction and operations. Green Globes’ motivation is to embrace and harness principles of both creating the building and occupying it in an environmentally positive way – both externally and internally and extending to climate and comfort – by providing an official, nationally recognized rating assessment and certification program.
The facility received a three out of four GREEN GLOBES score for the following:
- Solar Energy
- LED lighting
- Rainwater collection: tank holds a huge quantity used for lawn and landscape irrigation to reduce water consumption
- All finishes, flooring, furniture, etc. certified for low indoor air quality emissions by programs such as FloorScoreÒ and GreenGuard
- A living wall in the entry foyer
- Conference room constructed of reinforced concrete that doubles as a storm shelter
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