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Fedrizzi Will Step Down as Head of USGBC at End of 2016   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 29, 2015—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that Rick Fedrizzi, the founder of USGBC and CEO since 2003, will not seek renewal of his contract as USGBC’s CEO at the end of 2016.

May Pending Home Sales Rose To Highest Level Since April 2006   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 29, 2015—Pending home sales continued to rise in May and are now at their highest level in over nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors.

June Consumer Sentiment Hits Highest Level Since January, U of M   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, June 29, 2015—The University of Michigan Index of Consumer Sentiment rose to 96.1 in June, a 6% rise over May’s 90.7.

Nora Announces New VPs of Marketing and Sales   Full Article
Salem, NH, June 29, 2015—Nora Systems has appointed two new vice presidents, Tim Cole and Gina Coel.

All Floor Supplies to Distribute U Floor's UZIN Brand   Full Article
Aurora, CO, June 29, 2015—U FLOOR Systems has announced that All Floor Supplies will be the newest UZIN brand distributor.

Välinge Enters Into Agreement With Dalian Ouxiang Wood Co.   Full Article
Viken, SWE, June 29, 2015—Välinge has entered into a global non-exclusive license agreement with Chinese company Dalian Ouxiang Wood Co., Ltd. for the use of the 5G-C system on the short sides of their engineered wood flooring.

J+J Releases Third Sustainability Report   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 26, 2015—J+J Flooring Group has released its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report, which focuses on the social and environmental responsibility activities and achievements accomplished last year.

Gerflor Announces Sponsorship of Summer 2015 Volleyball Events   Full Article
Bensenville, IL, June 26, 2015—Gerflor has announced the company’s roster of sponsorships and Taraflex Sports Flooring volleyball court installations for the 2015 summer season of volleyball tournaments and events.

Carpetland Carpet One Receives Honor for Contribution to Injured Soldiers   Full Article
Milford, OH, June 26, 2015—Carpetland Carpet One Floor & Home received a piece of fallen World Trade Center steel for its contribution of flooring for 46 homes to the Building for American’s Bravest campaign, reports Fox 19.

Architectural Billings Index Up After Two Months of Decline   Full Article
New York, NY, June 25, 2015— After two months of a decreasing demand for design services, the U.S. Architecture Billing Index (ABI) has bounced back into positive territory with a score of 51.9, reports the American Institute of Architects.