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This is a tile from one of the smaller rep groups, and we thought that it was so cute that designers in our community would enjoy it.

The product is called HIVE and the glass versions shown in the pic are the DIAMOND style. The product comes in mesh-mounted sheet formats that are a bit more than 1.3 sq/ft.  With a cost of between $14-17/sheet depending on the size of the job, you can get a pretty big visual punch on a reasonable budget.

The local rep for the line is Jesse Haberstitch of Creative Materials Corp.

Experts Corner

When trying to obtain the REGIONAL MATERIALS credit we are all used to thinking in the terms of 500 Miles.  However, LEED allows for a "weighted average" to be used if alterative methods of shipping are utilized.  The formula is as follows:

Transport by Rail : Divide the total distance by 3

Transport by Inland Waterway : Divide the total distanceby 2

Transport by Sea : Divide the total distance by 15

So... if you have product that you would love to use, but it is outside the 500 mile radius; see if you can coordinate deliery via rail by communicating with the vendor.  Depending on the product, this might be their standard method anyway.

 

 

 

 

Altro, a major resilient flooring manufacturer in the healthcare and education markets has just announced that it is removing biocides and antimcrobials from its products.

Pantone has announced their COLOR OF THE YEAR... and its a green that seems to wiggle between the vibrant neon vairety and the more staid leaf.  The color is their GREENARY

 

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