Durability Tops Architects Survey of Most Important Green Product Attributes
from Healthcare Design Magazine
Architects say durability is the most important attribute for a “green” building product, according to a new industry survey commissioned by PPG Industries. It was followed by ENERGY STAR compliance, life-cycle assessment, no- or low-volatile organic compound (VOC) content, and the ability to source products regionally. Durability also is the most important attribute among building products in general, ranking slightly ahead of price. Product warranties, features, and technical support also were named by approximately two in five architects. More
View the Best of NY Design Week and ICFF
from Interiors & Sources
Despite the economy, this year’s ICFF still delivered on innovative and hot new products, reports Interior Design magazine. For additional coverage, Inhabitat has compiled in one page links to the top design blogs covering all the goings on around town. Interior Design Magazine, Inhabitat
Greener by Design Conference Envisions the Future of Green Products
Nearly 200 designers, product managers, sustainability professionals and other industry leaders came together in San Francisco last week for two days of in-depth discussion of the issues around the theme of "greener products for leaner times." Reuters captured it all for those unable to attend. More
A Message from ASID|
The ASID National Conference at NeoCon, being held June 15 – 17 in Chicago, offers something for everyone. No matter what your specialty, the ASID-recommended seminars in Workplace Design, Residential Design, Health Care Design, Hospitality Design and Environmental Design are sure to suit your specific needs as a designer. Each of these 60-minute seminars is available to ASID members attending the conference. Sessions can be purchased a-la-carte at www.neocon.com and cost $50 each ($60 after June 5) allowing the perfect opportunity to customize your ASID National Conference experience. As you choose your ideal conference experience, consider these education and learning programs; also consider the ASID Keynote and ASID Association Forums. A special Student Day offer, ASID student members may register for $25 per session on Wed., June 17. View descriptions and register for these seminars and other NeoCon events today!
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Hotels' High-Tech Future
from Hospitality Design
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) is showcasing the latest technological advances with Guestroom 20x, a model guestroom that makes appearances at different trade shows. According to an article in the Vancouver Sun, high-tech innovations abound in the model guestroom. More
Survey Profiles “Discriminating” Kitchen and Bath Shoppers
from Kitchen & Bath Design
An expert group of editors from the globe’s most esteemed design magazines voted Saturday for their favorite exhibitors and products at this year’s 21st annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. Honored at the ICFF Exhibitors Reception, 16 lucky companies took home the 2009 ICFF Editors Awards. More
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BD+C Offers Higher Education Buildings Report
from Building Design + Construction
Building Design + Construction, a publication of Reed Business Information, has gathered together on its Web site a collection of articles featuring best practices, trends and innovations in higher education. Topics include: the greening of academe, eco-dorms, student recreation centers, campus design, geothermal systems, natural ventilation, and designing for the class of 2020. More
They Design, You Dine: Restaurants Decor It Up
Some restaurants are blessed with location, location, location and naturally draw in customers. Others need to create a buzz about their room in order to appeal to those seeking a meal. That’s where great design comes in. More
Sleepovers Open Architects' Eyes on Nursing Home Design
from The Dallas Morning News
Even in a wheelchair and with sweat pants and T-shirt, David Dillard didn't look like the other nursing home residents. He was 25 years their junior, and he seemed much more curious about his surroundings than anyone else, chatting up the staff and residents and paying careful attention to door widths, hallway lighting and window heights.