HOK Employees Worldwide To ‘Go Barefoot’ On Earth Day
The architectural design firm is asking its people to alter their transportation, travel and work habits on April 22, to contribute to reducing the firm’s collective environmental impact. HOK’s “Go Barefoot Day” initiative supports the firm’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions from its projects and practice by 50 percent by 2010.
Designing the NeoCon Experience
OFCDesk invites interior design professionals and students from around the world to participate in the first ever OFCDesk design competition: Real-Time Office Spaces: Designing the NeoCon Experience. All participants are called to create a unique office layout using OFCDesk’s Interior Design CAD (IDC) along with Steelcase products to showcase the features, flexibility and ease of use of IDC within a limited floor space.
Armstrong Flooring Introduces EcoScorecard to Evaluate Products’ Environmental Contributions
Armstrong Commercial Flooring introduces EcoScorecard, a time-saving, Web-based tool for the green building industry that allows users to quickly search, evaluate and document Armstrong products’ environmental contributions according to key industry rating systems.
300 Architecture Firms Join Forces to Bring Design Services to Underserved Communities
Seeking to institutionalize pro bono design within the architecture profession, Public Architecture, a national nonprofit, has brought “The 1% Program”—an initiative through which architects pledge a minimum of 1 percent of their billable hours annually to pro bono service—to the milestone of 300 participating firms in just three years. This represents a commitment of more than 90,000 hours in design services worth an estimated $9 million annually.
NCIDQ News: Stretching Your Ethical Muscle
By Jan Bast
When faced with ethical dilemmas, design professionals should consider some of the tools available to help with the decision-making process.