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Achella Lounge Collection

Savvy design and superior comfort set the stage for Arcadia's Achella, an expressive lounge collection featuring straight and tapered lines beautifully counterbalanced with fluid contours. Combining metal, wood and upholstered elements, Achella lounge, love seat and sofa models deliver stellar form and aesthetic brilliance – not to mention a variety of options to realize a purpose beyond simply waiting.

Designed by Christopher Panichella

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 USGBC Offers Resources for Governments to Save Energy, Money
The U.S. Green Building Council continues to provide resources to help state and local governments nationwide take advantage of the economic recovery opportunities presented by green building, including the newly released “Top 10 Ways to Use Recovery Funds for Green Building.”

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As part of the Steelcase Sustainable Design Contest, students submitted an idea for a product, service, or business venture with a social and/or environmental benefit; winners were selected based on originality and creativity, use of core environmental sustainability principles, and clear evidence of social value.

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 GSA Preserves America's Legacy of Historic Buildings
Since May is National Preservation Month, a celebration of the diverse and unique legacy of our country’s cities and towns, it is a great time to recognize the heritage and history of our nation’s historic public buildings.


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By Mary Jane Grigsby

Using the Web to demonstrate interior design’s impact on public HSW.


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