IIDA Notes: Why Does the Interior Design Profession Need to be Legislated? An Architect’s View
By Mitchell Sawasy
Well-designed spaces do not happen by accident; it takes education, training, and experience to ensure a level of competence.
AIA Develops Plan to Stimulate Economy and Create 1.6 Million Jobs
To revitalize the building sector, which accounts for about one in every 10 dollars of the United States GDP, the American Institute of Architects developed the Rebuild and Renew Plan, which details its recommendations for the allocation of funds in President Obama's economic recovery plan.
Green Building Alliance Announces $240,000 in Product Innovation Grants
This marks the third round of Product Innovation Grants awarded since GBA initiated its Green Building Products Initiative in 2006; in total, 15 Pennsylvania recipients have received more than $800,000.
New Webcast Addresses the Effects of Light on Human Health and Behavior
Research on the non-visual effects of light is playing an increasingly important consideration in the practice of lighting. Recent discoveries indicate that the non-visual effects of light are mediated by a newly discovered photoreceptor in the eye that is distinct from the classical rods and cones for vision.
Flooring Lines Achieve CARB Certifications
Mohawk, Columbia Flooring and Century Flooring have earned both Phase 1 and the more-stringent Phase 2 certifications from the California Air Resource Board for their engineered hardwood flooring products.