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Firms hopeful hospitality work will grow next year
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Of the 75 firms identified by Interior Design magazine as "Giants" in the hospitality sector in 2010, 69 percent are predicting that hospitality will soon stabilize or improve. Although fees in the sector were down 21 percent compared to the previous reporting period, more projects were completed than were canceled or postponed. Although the hotel and casino sectors remain sluggish, the firms have seen a rise in requests from cruise lines, bars, lounges and night clubs. More

Greenwashing report finds only slight improvements in 2010
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In the 2010 edition of its "Sins of Greenwashing" report, environmental marketing company TerraChoice found some form of greenwashing in more than 95 percent of consumer products labeled as "green" and in 94 percent of eco-marketed construction products. A common greenwashing practice is the "sin of the hidden trade-off," i.e., focusing on one narrow attribute while ignoring others. The report found the most common single-benefit claims among construction products referred to "air quality," "energy" and "recycled content." More
Healthy Home 2010 Greenbuild Tour

Designers, architects and builders, join ASID Industry Partners Cambria and Benjamin Moore, along with Holiday Kitchens, for Healthy Home 2010. Built by Dior Builders, the groundbreaking showhouse sets a new benchmark for stylish green living with a focus on healthier indoor air quality. From foundation to food, Healthy Home 2010 is a model home that bridges the gap between green building and healthy interiors.

Tour Healthy Home 2010 and receive CEU credits from Cambria and Benjamin Moore during your bus ride to and from the home. Transportation will be provided via a hybrid bus, with pick-up and drop-off at McCormick Place, home of Greenbuild 2010. Tours are Tues., Nov. 16 or Wed., Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m. and last about three hour. Tuesday's tour will feature a presentation by Penny Bonda, FASID, founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council committee for LEED Commercial Interiors and the ASID Sustainable Design Council.

To RSVP, email by Nov. 9. Include your company/firm, location and date you prefer.

Recommended lighting standards for senior care facilities
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A study published in the journal, Lighting Research and Technology, proposes a lighting scheme for senior care facilities intended to help regulate residents’ circadian rhythm and thus improve their sleep patterns. Among other findings, the author recommends creating quantitative lighting solutions that consider circadian sleep patterns and visual comfort and safety rather than solely qualitative solutions (e.g., bright or dim; cool or warm). More

New technologies expand lighting solutions for medical offices
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While all offices need to be energy-conscious when making lighting decisions, medical offices are even more challenged because medical equipment can be a huge energy guzzler. Trying to reduce expenditure on lighting energy without sacrificing quality of light is critical. With LED and other new products, buildings can achieve up to a 30 percent energy-usage reduction as compared to solutions of the past, while still achieving the ambiance medical practices desire. More

Security. Convenience. Style.

Baldwin is pleased to introduce its latest security advancement, a keyless entry door lock. It features convenient one-touch locking with decorative hardware's only motorized deadbolt and two customizable access codes-one for family, one for temporary access. The keyless lock is easy to install in a standard door prep and can be integrated with wireless home automation systems utilizing Home Connect™ technology.

Danish facility's design embodies 'good hospice' principles
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Hospice Søndergård is the third Danish hospice designed according to "the good hospice" by Realdania, a Danish philanthropic enterprise. The project is based on the principles of design for the model "Program for the Good Hospice in Denmark," where the palliative treatment is an integrated part of the design of the building from the beginning. More

Kitchen and bath blend contemporary and Federal style
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New construction comes with a set of opportunities that is different from those presented by a remodeling project. Among them is the ability to work with a client to design an overall theme to the new home, a style that is reflected in every room, including the kitchen and bath. More
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Ruby Plaza is a brand new home to hundreds of online shops offering home decor items ranging from furniture and accessories to lighting, bedding and window coverings, outdoor accessories and more. Hundreds of items added daily.
Take Our Guided Tour - Sound Masking
The LogiSon Acoustic Network is a networked sound masking system that increases speech privacy and reduces disruptions due to noise. It’s been installed in hundreds of millions of square feet for clients ranging in size from small business to Fortune 500 companies. Take our Guided Tour to learn more.

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Our Murano chandelier collection represents evolution of traditional, handcrafted Venetian craftsmanship. Our exquisite selection of Murano glass chandeliers consists of modern contemporary chandeliers, traditional Venetian chandeliers, wrought-iron chandelier as well as other lighting fixtures.
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Older home buyers shifting priorities
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The 50+ home market is slowly making gains, even as customer demand has begun to shift. Today's buyers are more concerned with price and selling their current home, and less interested in paying for all the amenities to get the home of their dreams. Those who are buying are more likely to be motivated by a need to downsize or move closer to family than by a desire to retire in style. More

Advanced sustainable design is naturally gorgeous
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When it came to constructing her first home, Rachel Bending, the founder of Bird Textiles, spent more than five years observing the land on which she planned to build, compiling albums of ideas she hoped to implement. Her well-thought out endeavor has resulted in a home that is not only gorgeous, but one that implements some of the most advanced sustainable building practices available–both inside and out. More


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Context reduces table spacing complaints in restaurants
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A study presented at the seventh International Conference on Design and Emotion found that although consumers said in principle they strongly objected to closely spaced tables in restaurants, they were much more tolerant in an actual dining experience. One mitigating factor was to ask diners about their feelings before seating them. More

Facilities sector poised for upswing in projects, FF&E and staff
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Results of FP+A's third quarter Facilities Trends Survey show signs the economic recovery is picking up steam. The study, conducted in September, found significant increase in overall plans to add space, especially office space. Also up were plans to acquire furniture, fixtures and equipment. Interest in sustainability initiatives has picked up in most sectors. More

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