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A New Direction

A compass points an individual in the right direction, helping them to stay on course. In much the same way, the Compass system by Herman Miller Healthcare, a division of Herman Miller, Inc., which was developed in collaboration with Gianfranco Zaccai, points to a new direction in...

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Paul Brayton Announces Launch of New Furniture Company
Brayton recently announced the launch of a new company, Paul Brayton Designs Furniture, which will bring high-end European and U.S. furniture designs, hand-crafted in the U.S., to the contract and hospitality markets. The official launch for the Paul Brayton Designs Furniture Collection will be at NeoCon in Chicago, Ill. on June 13.
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USGBC Releases List of Top 10 States for LEED-Certified Projects
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its 2010 list of the top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on 2010 U.S. Census information. The District of Columbia leads the nation with 25-square-feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2010, with Nevada being the leading state, with 10.92-square-feet per person in 2010.
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Perkins+Will Designs 100th LEED-Certified Building
Leading global design firm Perkins+Will has announced LEED certification of its 100th sustainable building, the Victoria-based Dockside Green Phase Two, marking a key milestone for the firm and for the sustainable design industry. The project is tied for the highest-scoring LEED building worldwide with its sister project, Dockside Green Phase One.
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New Survey Shows Shifts in Hospital Construction Projects
America's hospitals and health systems are focusing more on renovation or expansion than new construction, according to a new survey conducted by Health Facilities Management magazine and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). Findings show that hospitals have been working to update their infrastructure to better serve patients and are focusing on being environmental stewards through greater use of "green" construction.
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March 8, 2011

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