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Furniture Sustainability Standard Approved and Released by ANSI

 
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Making the Most of Real Woods

Ever since mankind began building and furnishing interior spaces, we've been trying to maximize the yield and performance of the natural materials that go into them. Wood—being one of the most universal and easy to work with building materials—has been "value engineered" since the beginning of recorded time.

We know that the Egyptians sliced logs to create veneers and laminated wood panels because fine inlays of ebony and ivory were found in Tutankhamen's tomb. Wood, apparently, was considered ...

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ANSI Approves, Releases Furniture Sustainability Standard
BIFMA International announced the formal approval and release of the ANSI/BIFMA e3-2010 Furniture Sustainability Standard. The e3 standard represents a structured methodology to evaluate the "sustainable" attributes of furniture products and constitutes the technical criteria of the level™ product certification program.
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AIA Issues Agenda to Congress for Job Creation
The American Institute of Architects unveiled its top four legislative priorities for the 112th Congress. Each initiative focuses on creating jobs in a design and construction industry that accounts for one in nine dollars of Gross Domestic Product.
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Annual Conference to Advance Interior Design Profession
This year's Interior Design Educators Council 2011 Annual Conference conference will bring together hundreds of interior design educators and industry members to learn, inspire and advance the profession of interior design.
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Allsteel Wins Two GOOD DESIGN™ Awards
Allsteel Inc. has earned two 2010 GOOD DESIGN™ Awards from The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The company was honored in the furniture category for two of its product offerings.
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January 11, 2011

 
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ABI Reaches Highest Score Since 2007
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