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Interior Design Organizations Partner to Form Continuing Education Council
The American Society of Interior Designers, the Interior Designers of Canada and the International Interior Design Association have announced a formal partnership to create an accrediting body for interior design continuing education. They will formalize and centralize what is currently a voluntary, decentralized consortium known as the Interior Design Continuing Education Council, with the goal of streamlining the accreditation process for both course takers and providers.
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NCIDQ Introduces Amnesty Program for Certificate Holders
The National Council for Interior Design Qualification has just announced an amnesty program for certificate holders whose certificate status is inactive. Individuals may reinstate their certificate status for a flat fee of $90 through the end of this year.
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Pilot Project at J&J Industries Demonstrates Ground-Breaking Carpet Industry Wastewater Purification
Aqua-Chem, Inc., a leader in global water solutions, announced that it has developed an innovative solution to removing dye and chemical additives from industrial wastewater used in large-scale carpet manufacturing. The results of an industry-first pilot project with J&J Industries demonstrate that it is feasible to remove dye and other additives from industrial wastewater and to reuse the water in carpet dyeing in an environmentally innovative process.
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Designs for Dignity Needs Your Help
Evidence shows that our surroundings influence both our thoughts and behavior, and that positive environments can impart a powerful sense of well-being. Designs for Dignity believes we can help nonprofits in their missions by restoring beauty to their spaces. The organization combines innovative ideas with donated materials, changing these nonprofit spaces into more functional and nurturing environments.
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March 22, 2011

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