Bentley Prince Street Receives Sustainable Business Award


November 18, 2008
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Armstrong Optima® Capz™ Ceiling System

The new Optima® Capz™ acoustical ceiling system from Armstrong provides excellent sound absorption while maintaining the look and feel of open plenum or exposed structure spaces. The innovative new ceiling offers plenty of design flexibility by pairing new Capz accent hardware with the exceptional acoustical benefits of fine-textured Optima ceiling panels. The panels can be installed directly to the deck to maximize ceiling height, onto drywall, or suspended with wires.

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 Bentley Prince Street Receives Sustainable Business Award
The California Integrated Waste Management Board has chosen carpet manufacturer Bentley Prince Street as the recipient of the 2008 CalRecycle Sustainable Business Award—the highest honor from the Board’s annual Waste Reduction Awards Program.

 SCS Partners with Preeminent European Lab for IAQ Testing
In a landmark move to better serve European customers, Scientific Certification Systems recently announced a partnership with Eurofins Product Testing A/S, Denmark, for indoor air quality testing.

 Frank Gehry to Move Studio to El Segundo
Frank Gehry and the 160 professionals of the world-renowned architectural firm Gehry Partners, LLP will relocate to this coastal California community in early 2009, occupying 75,000 square feet in a campus being developed by NSB Associates.

 Autodesk to Raise Awareness and Address Innovations for Global Sustainability
According to the American Institute of Architects, buildings are the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, but in a new poll conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Autodesk, only 4 percent of U.S. adults were aware of this fact. Autodesk is one of more than 1,000 companies coming together at Greenbuild to raise awareness about this important issue and present solutions to help the building industry decrease carbon emissions.


 Special Report: The Thinking Behind Version 3

By Douglas R. Kelly

LEED v3 represents the most significant change to USGBC’s green building rating system since its inception in 2000. There are many market forces that impact this kind of program, and given increasing client demand for sustainable spaces, designers of commercial interiors need to understand how these forces are driving the evolution of LEED.

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