New Paint Standard Defines Green Leadership
Calling for reduced VOC levels for base paint and colorants, Green Seal’s new GS-11 standard gives manufacturers guidelines for protecting indoor air quality and expands consumer education.
Design Within Reach Fights Against Breast Cancer
Throughout the fall, Design Within Reach will hold fundraising events, sponsor teams in Race for the Cure walks, and auction off exclusive furniture pieces donated by Knoll, Herman Miller, Emeco, Fritz Hansen, and Spinneybeck. The proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure—the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists.
HON Reduces Emissions on Seating Products with New Textile Finishing Technology
A new technology for fabric treatment, offering protection from water and stains with advanced flame retardant properties, is making its way into the mainstream office environment. Through its new partnership with G3 Technology Innovations (G3i), The HON Company is one of the first manufacturers to offer G3i’s GreenShield FR finish on its seating products.
Rhode Island School of Design to Address Climate Change at Democratic National Convention
The city of Denver and the Host Committee of the Democratic National Convention have selected Rhode Island School of Design to present a showcase during the August nominating convention based on the school's innovative approach to addressing the challenges of climate change through design.
EnvironDesign Notebook: Shopping 301: ‘Non-Shopping’ Our Way to a Greener Future
By Keri Luly
Socially and environmentally aware investment programs have grown considerably over the years and have a greater impact than one might realize.