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USGBC Releases Report on the Greening of the Hospitality Sector   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 19, 2016—The U.S. Green Building Council released its LEED in Motion: Hospitality report, which showcases tremendous industry growth in green building and defines the scale up opportunities for the hospitality sector.

Chairman of ABC Carpet & Home, Jerome Weinrib, Has Died   Full Article
New York, NY, February 18, 2016—Jerome Weinrib, chairman of New York City’s ABC Carpet & Home, has died at the age of 86.

Leading Indicators Declined 0.2% in January   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 18, 2016—The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. declined 0.2% in January to 123.2, following a 0.3% decrease in December and a 0.5% increase in November.

AIA Billings Index Fell to 49.6 in January   Full Article
New York, NY, February 18, 2016--The American Institute of Architects reported the January ABI score was 49.6, down slightly from the mark of 51.3 in the previous month.

MSI Rolls Out Floor Pattern Tool for Homeowners   Full Article
Orange, CA, February 18, 2016--M S International, Inc. has introduced a free online tool that offers more than forty floor pattern designs.

Metroflor to Participate in GlobalShop, Retail Design Trade Show   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, February 18, 2016—Metroflor will exhibit at GlobalShop 2016.

NAFCT Offering Intro to Substrate & Subfloor Inspection Course   Full Article
Dalton, GA, February 18, 2016—The National Academy of Floor Covering Training will hold an Introduction to Substrate and Subfloor Inspection Course on April 7 and 8 in Dalton, Georgia.

Producer Price Index Nudged Upward in January   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 17, 2016—The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 0.1% in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Housing Starts & Building Permits Fell in January but Remain Up YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 17, 2016—Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,202,000, 0.2% below the revised December rate of 1,204,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Interior Design Society Announces Speaker Line-Up for Annual Conference   Full Article
High Point, NC, February 17, 2016—The Interior Design Society confirms the speaker lineup for its annual national conference, March 30 to April 1 at the Dallas Market Center.