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By Jim Toy

Let’s take stock for a moment and look at what it is we do as interior design professionals.

We are about providing direction and vision on the sensible and logical use of space. We enhance the health and wellness of where we live, work and play through design. We are advocates for maintaining cost efficiencies and environmental responsibility. We take a holistic view of our craft to provide better results by embracing the best of technology and producing innovative ideas that raise industry standards and benefit our society as a whole.

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Online Tool Takes Guesswork Out of Creating Sustainable Spaces
Gunlocke's new Green Calculator provides designers and facility managers the opportunity to easily calculate how its products can contribute to the earning of LEED credits for current and upcoming commercial interiors projects.
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Design and Environmental Firms in Need of Project Management Training
32 percent of design and environmental firm leaders and HR managers report that project management training is their firms’ biggest training need, according to a recent survey by ZweigWhite.
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HOK Exec Pens ‘The Green Workplace’
Authored by HOK vice president Leigh Stringer, The Green Workplace is a comprehensive guide that demonstrates how green businesses can reduce costs, enhance productivity, improve recruitment and retention, increase shareholder value, and contribute to a healthier natural environment.
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nora Launches New Web Site
The refreshed site,, features hundreds of flooring application pages, enhanced navigation for a more intuitive user experience and expanded content that reaffirm the company’s commitment to architects, designers, contractors, and building owners.
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August 4, 2009

Robert Nieminen, Editor, Interiors & SourcesEditor’s Note: Welcome to a new and improved issue of DesignFlash, brought to you by Interiors & Sources! You may have noticed something different about this edition, but not to worry—you’re still getting the same great content you expect, but now in a more organized and visually-appealing format. Plus, we’ve added a few simple features like an archive to past issues (in case you missed one), a “Downloads” area for white papers and case studies, as well as enhanced product coverage. We hope you enjoy our new format and will take the time to send us an e-mail and let us know what you think.

Robert Nieminen

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