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The Designer's Dilemma
By Steve Maynard

Project designers regularly face the difficult task of selecting from thousands of products based on their reported attributes. Whether designing a LEED project or simply needing to know what resources are healthy for patients, most of the information designers find about the sustainability of a product comes from manufacturers.

Even if the manufacturer does not "greenwash" the literature, it is unlikely that sustainable information will …

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November 9, 2010

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