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Designers Learn from Nature to Achieve a Platinum-Perfect Building


December 30, 2008
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Lamin-Art expands its Premium Wood Prints collection

Lamin-Art expands its Premium Wood Prints collection with 10 new classics that have been selected and color-styled to enhance today’s commercial interior design palette.



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Bigelow Commercial’s new carpet tile, X-Factor

Bigelow Commercial’s new carpet tile, X-Factor, is the first offering in what Bigelow plans to be a line of sensible, yet unexpectedly stylish carpet coordinates.


 Designers Learn from Nature to Achieve a Platinum-Perfect Building
The USGBC recently awarded LEED Platinum certification to the Conference Center at the newly re-opened TreePeople Center for Community Forestry. The state-of-the-art Conference Center provides a gathering place for local, national, and international leaders to create healthy, sustainable cities.

 NTMA Announces Call for Entries
The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association has announced the Call for Entry for the 2009 Honor Awards. These awards honor the best terrazzo installations completed within the calendar year (2008).

 LG Floors Announces Major Advancements in Recycling
LG Floors has taken resilient floor manufacturing and environmental stewardship to the next level via state-of-the-art technology and innovative, cutting-edge programs.

 Advanced Technology Introduces New Web Site
The new site,, separates the company’s MirroFlex Structures products from other product lines and makes it easier for specifiers to find the information they need.


 Special Report: The Thinking Behind Version 3

By Douglas R. Kelly

LEED v3 represents the most significant change to USGBC's green building rating system since its inception in 2000. There are many market forces that impact this kind of program, and given increasing client demand for sustainable spaces, designers of commercial interiors need to understand how these forces are driving the evolution of LEED.

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