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The Grass is Greener
By Kimberly Marks

This spring, NCIDQ relocated to a new office in Washington, D.C., with the goal of achieving LEED- CI Silver certification. Since its completion, I’ve wanted to know what impact the design process had on the NCIDQ staff and how they might compare to an average client.


NCIDQ experienced firsthand what “interior design” entails in a corporate setting. I was curious how the LEED process and “going green” might be affecting its employees. I talked to our design team at Perkins+Will, and I asked NCIDQ staff to share their thoughts with me about the design process and the finished space...


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GBCI, VA Help Veterans and Families Pay for LEED Exams
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, in accordance with the G.I. Bill, has agreed to reimburse Veterans, eligible dependents and reservists for the cost of any of the LEED Professional Exams administered by the Green Building Certification Institute.
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IIDA, Kimball Office Announce Scholarship Fund Recipient
The Trustees of the IIDA Foundation recently announced the 2009 recipient of the Kimball Office Scholarship Fund, which recognizes and awards diversity at the college/university level.
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Mohawk Recognized as Charter Member of DOE Program
Mohawk Industries was recently recognized as a charter member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Save Energy Now” program—a national initiative to drive a 25 percent reduction in industrial energy intensity in 10 years.
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Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition: Call for Entries
The contest, now in its 17th year, recognizes the exceptional work of North American architects and designers who feature Italian ceramic tiles in their institutional, residential or commercial/hospitality spaces.
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