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Getting a Move on Aging in Place
By Sari Graven

"Aging in Place" is a major opportunity for interior designers. It is also one of four ASID platform issues (and the final one I'll discuss in this column, after covering legislation, education and sustainability).

We can make a difference in this arena. While many organizations are nibbling around the edges of aging-related design …

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'HopeFlows' Campaign to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Through its "HopeFlows 30 Minutes at a Time" campaign—an initiative designed to raise $250,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation—GROHE America is taking action in support of its employees who have been personally affected by cancer.
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Madrid Receives Prestigious Green GOOD DESIGN Award
Founded by architects Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, GOOD DESIGN awards the best of the best design in terms of visionary products and environments. This year, Green GOOD DESIGN Awards were given to the city of Madrid, and products, designs, ideas, buildings, and urban planning projects from more than 31 nations.
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Urban Green Expo Deemed a Success
Young architects and designers got a look at the new Manhattan headquarters of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates at a recent Emerging Professionals event that was held to kick off the 2010 Urban Green Expo in New York City.
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Kimball Office Receives Key Environmental Awards
Kimball Office's manufacturing facilities in Post Falls, Idaho, and Jasper, IN, are being recognized for implementing exceptional environmental strategies that strive to eliminate or minimize pollutants before they are generated.
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Architects and designers now have quick and easy access to product and application information with nora on the go, the new Blackberry smartphone application from nora systems Inc. The app provides a full view of the nora®product line, by market segment and specific application, with performance specifications and single-click sample order options. Architects and designers can compare color options while creating their own unique flooring solution right on their BlackBerry.

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October 12, 2010

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USGBC Launches Center for Green Schools
Agreement Fills Void in Canadian Green Products Market
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HOK Announces New Product Design Group
ASID Supports Legislation that Opens Doors for Interior Designers in Florida
Growth in Green Building Sector Projected to Spur U.S. Economy
GBCI Celebrates 10,000 LEED Green Associates
New USGBC Toolkit Helps Advance Green Schools
USGBC Opens Building Performance Partnership
Architecture for Humanity's Sustainable Design Fellow Introduced

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