Milliken Increases Methane Harvest for Renewable Energy
Milliken & Company, long recognized for sustainable leadership and environmental stewardship, has launched its second partnership to harvest methane as an alternative energy source. Spartanburg County approved the initiative, appropriately, on the eve of Earth Day 2008.
Fifth Annual "Design Excellence Awards" Solicits Call for Entries
The American Society of Interior Designers—Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) is now accepting entries for the 2008 Design Excellence Awards, an annual competition open to ASID-IL members, International Interior Design Association—Illinois members, and registered interior designers in the state of Illinois. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, July 11, 2008.
Family Forest Certification Moves Forward
Forest product and forestland certification are rapidly gaining recognition in the marketplace as vehicles for rewarding responsible forest management practices. More than 250 million acres of forests are certified around the world under the Forest Stewardship Council standard. Despite the growth in forest certification, it is often difficult for small ownerships and family forests to participate.
BPS Expands Online Capabilities With New Web Site
Bentley Prince Street recently launched a new, advanced technology Web site that was specifically developed to meet the varying needs of designers, architects, dealers and end-use customers. Bentleyprincestreet.com delivers sophisticated software tools into the hands of all Bentley Prince Street customers, making it quick and easy for them to find styles and colors to fit their needs, order samples, view inventory and check product specifications online.
EnvironDesign Notebook: The Metrics of Sustainability
By Carol Derby
Assessing the sustainability of products and materials is trending toward a quantitative approach.