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USGBC Names LEED Homes Award Winners   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 29, 2016—The USGBC announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards.

British TTA Awards Context collection Tile of the Year Award   Full Article
Solihull, UK, June 29, 2016—The Context collection (Firestone by Craven Dunnnil & Co.) won the Tile of the Year award by the British TTA-The Tile Association on the occasion of the TTA Awards 2016.

GDP Revised Up to 1.1% in Third Q1 Estimate   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 28, 2016—Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 1.1% in the first quarter of 2016, according to the third estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Home Prices Rose 5.0% in April, S&P/Case-Shiller   Full Article
New York, NY, June 28, 2016—The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index reported a 5.0% annual gain in April, down from 5.1% the previous month.

J+J's Kinetex Products Certified as NFSI High Traction Surface   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 28, 2016—J+J Flooring Group has announced that its Kinetex products received National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) certification as a High-Traction Surface.

Spending on the Rise for Kitchen & Bath Renovations, Says Houzz   Full Article
Palo Alto, CA, June 28, 2016—Homeowners are investing larger budgets into their kitchen and bathroom renovation projects, according to the fifth annual Houzz & Home survey of more than 120,000 respondents in the U.S.

Shaw to Open Commercial Design Space in Cartersville, GA   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 27, 2016—On June 25, Shaw Industries broke ground on a new commercial design space, called the Create Centre, in Cartersville, Georgia.

Architecture Billings Index Hit 53.1 in May, Highest Score in Nearly a Year   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 27, 2016—The Architecture Billings Index accelerated to its highest score in nearly a year with a May ABI score of 53.1.

Lorberbaum Honored with EY Lifetime Achievement Award   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 25, 2016—Mohawk Industries’ chairman and CEO Jeff Lorberbaum was honored with the EY Lifetime Achievement Award in the Southeast U.S. region.

11.4% of Households Spend Half of Income on Housing, JCHS   Full Article
Cambridge, MA, June 27, 2016—The national housing market has now regained enough momentum to provide an engine of growth for the U.S. economy, according to the The State of the Nation’s Housing report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies.