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On the Horizon: GKV's Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects, PC, a New York-based award-winning architecture firm, has been tapped to create a new look for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's New York headquarters, located at 599 Lexington Ave. The renovation of the 22,000-square-foot space is expected ...

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NSF Withdraws from GEI-NSF ANSI Product Emissions Standard Development Process
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute has announced the unexpected withdrawal of NSF International from the joint development of GEI/NSF 112 - Volatile Organic Emissions from Building Products and Interior Furnishing Products, a comprehensive health-based ANSI standard meant to streamline the methods used for measuring and limiting chemical emissions from products. NSF indicated that its decision was based largely on UL Environment's recent acquisition of GREENGUARD.
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NAD Recommends Applied Textiles, Nano-Tex Drop "EPA-Approved" and Other Claims
The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that Applied Textiles and Nano-Tex Inc., discontinue a wide range of advertising claims made for three fabric-coating products – Nano-Tex, Nano-Tex with Durablock and Nano-Tex with BioAM. A key issue in NAD's review was advertising claims that the treated fabrics are "certified," "compliant," or "approved" by selected federal agencies.
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2011 ASID Award Winners Announced
The American Society of Interior Designers has announced the five recipients of its annual ASID Awards. The awards honor the achievements of individuals and companies in the field of interior design. This year's winners come from a variety of backgrounds and represent the eclectic nature of the interior design industry.
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New Online Tool Launched for LEED Professional Credential Holders
The Green Building Certification Institute has announced the launch of CMP Wizard, an interactive online tool to help LEED professionals understand their Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) requirements and explore continuing education options. The CMP Wizard helps LEED credential holders select from among the wide variety of options they have for earning credential maintenance credit.
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February 22, 2011

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