NCIDQ Rolls Out New Exam Requirement

Oct. 19, 2009
By Kimberly Marks

This spring, NCIDQ relocated to a new office in Washington, D.C., with the goal of achieving LEED- CI Silver certification. Since its completion, I’ve wanted to know what impact the design process had on the NCIDQ staff and how they might compare to an average client.


NCIDQ experienced firsthand what “interior design” entails in a corporate setting. I was curious how the LEED process and “going green” might be affecting its employees. I talked to our design team at Perkins+Will, and I asked NCIDQ staff to share their thoughts with me about the design process and the finished space.


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NCIDQ Rolls Out New Exam Requirement
The National Council for Interior Design Qualification has announced a policy effective in 2010 that requires candidates taking the NCIDQ Examination (to earn the NCIDQ Certificate) to pass all sections of the examination within a five-year period or retest.
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Cali Bamboo Makes Donation to Promote Environmental Sustainability in the Music Industry
The company’s $8,000 contribution will support Reverb’s work helping artists like Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer green their tours while educating and encouraging fans to take sustainable actions in their everyday lives.
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Steelcase and Victor Group ‘Think’ Pink
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Steelcase has created a limited-edition Think Chair featuring pink fabric donated by Victor Group. For every Think in pink purchase, 25 percent of the proceeds will be donated to support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
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Potter League Earns LEED Gold
With this designation from the U.S. Green Building Council, the Potter League for Animals becomes the only animal shelter in the United States (and the first Rhode Island building) to be LEED certified at the Gold level.
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