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Designing a Healthier Building

For many architects, designers, building owners and facility managers, indoor air quality (IAQ) is a hard sell. Where is the immediate return on investment (ROI)? It is typically only one credit in green building certification criteria for new construction or commercial interiors, and it seems like a lot of work and money for something that does not ...

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Claim Against USGBC Sparks Discussion on LEED Legal Challenges
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its founders were recently named as defendants in a class action lawsuit filed in federal court alleging that the USGBC is fraudulently misleading consumers and misrepresenting the energy performance of buildings certified under its LEED rating systems. However, legal observers are dismissing the case as potentially bogus.
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NRDC's New York Headquarters Prototype Achieves Highest LEED-CI Rating Ever
Croxton Collaborative Architects and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have unveiled the most recent chapter in their 25-year collaboration: a high-performance, sustainable prototype which is the entire eighth floor of the New York City Headquarters. Achieving LEED-CI Platinum certification, the project received the highest LEED-CI rating ever given nationally or internationally, and the highest LEED rating of any building type in New York City.
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Pantone Announces Fashion Color Report for Fall
Pantone LLC, a market authority on color and leading provider of professional color standards for the design industries, has unveiled the Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2011. The color report features the top 10 colors for women's fashion for fall 2011, along with designer sketches, quotes and headshots, and is available for free download.
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INVISTA and Tandus Flooring to Present Series of "The Blend" Events on Emerging Color and Design Trends
INVISTA, maker of Antron® carpet fiber, and Tandus Flooring are hosting design trend events to bring commercial architects and designers a forward look at the emerging macro-trends that are influencing design in North America and Europe. The seven-city tour will feature a 60-minute, IDCEC-approved CEU presentation on the key social, economic and political drivers influencing design, color palette, product and fashion trends observed in eight trend categories.
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February 15, 2011

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Obama's Green Building Initiative; Design Is ... Awards Open; GREENGUARD Purchased
Louis Poulsen First in History to Earn AIA Honors
GSA Recognizes the Best in Public Architecture
Straight A's
Furniture Sustainability Standard Approved and Released by ANSI
ABI Reaches Highest Score Since 2007
IDEC Announces Video Competition
GREENGUARD Partners with NSSEA to Help Improve IAQ in America's Schools
'LEED Automation' to Streamline Green Building Projects

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