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It’s Time to Start Sampling Smarter
By Kim Matsoukas

Walk into the resource library of any interior design or architecture firm and it’s hard not to notice the large amount of “stuff” lining the shelves and filling the room.

As with any manufactured material, this stuff has an environmental impact. With the growth and influence of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Rating System, we are now accustomed to thinking about …

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New GoodWeave Sourcebook Released
RugMark USA, the nonprofit working to end child labor in the carpet industry, is publishing the GoodWeave Rug Sourcebook, a hands-on tool for designers looking to source ethically produced, handmade rugs.
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Kimball Office Offers Troops ‘Hugs from Home’
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GREENGUARD Revamps Web Site
The redesigned site offers the A&D community a comprehensive overview of indoor air quality, its impact on human health and sustainable design, and the ways in which indoor environments can incorporate low-emitting products and materials.
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Colorado School Wins Sustainable Flooring Performance Award
Westminster High School, the grand prize winner of the Antron Carpet Fiber Sustainable Flooring Performance Award, was chosen for how well the school’s original carpet, from Tandus, continues to perform after 35 years.
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March 2, 2010

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