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Interior Design Organizations

Interiors & Sources works with several interior design professional associations as well as the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, which accredits professional-level interior design programs. To learn about their missions and programs, contact them or click their Web site links below.


American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID)
1602 L Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 877-224-4360
Fax: 202-721-0221

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
608 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20002
Tel: 202-546-3480
Fax: 202-546-3240

Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER)
206 Grandville Ave., Suite 350
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4014
Tel: 616-458-0400
Fax: 616-458-0460

Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)
9100 Purdue Road, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Tel: 317-328-4437
Fax: 317-280-8527

Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
C536-43 Hanna Ave.
Toronto, ON  M6K 1X1
Tel: 416-649-4425
Fax: 416-921-3660

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
222 Merchandise Mart, Suite 567
Chicago, IL 60654
Tel: 312-467-1950
Fax: 312-467-0779

ASID Update

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IIDA Bulletin
EnvironDesign Notebook
From seating to flooring, PCRs, LCAs and EPDs work together to help you compare and specify green products. Here’s what you need to know about the process.
Architects and interior designers don’t have to choose between sustainability, design and acoustic needs—now they can have all three.
With a fifth public comment period on the horizon, the USGBC’s Scot Horst explains the initial pushback against LEED 2012 and what led to its transformation into LEED v4.
As green product claims continue to proliferate in a marketplace largely devoid of rules and guidance, what’s a designer to do?
When implemented correctly, daylight harvesting and automated shading strategies can provide impressive energy savings, all while boosting comfort and productivity.
After years of navigating product certifications and third-party labels, A&D professionals can finally certify themselves as green with the help of a new protocol from NSF.
Proposed changes to the Indoor Environmental Quality credit category in LEED 2012 have the potential to negatively impact the air quality in our schools and classrooms. But what can be done to fix it?
As the last public comment period closes on LEED 2012 we look at some of the most notable changes that members will be considering on June's member ballot.
As the number of sustainable flooring standards and product evaluation tools continues to grow, it can be hard to keep up. Here’s a quick primer to get you up to speed on the latest developments in the market.
The healthcare design industry does its part to improve patient outcomes by bringing a touch of home into the hospital.
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