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LEED 2009 to Include Regional Credits These LEED credits encourage that specific regional environmental priorities be addressed when it comes to the design, construction and operations of buildings in different geographic locations.
Web Site Launched to Help Schools Specify Carpet INVISTA recently announced the launch of, a site designed to help school facility managers identify and specify carpet for school renovations, as they look to utilize funding available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
HDR Signs 2030 Challenge HDR Architecture Inc. recently signed the “Architecture 2030 Challenge,” an initiative designed to achieve a dramatic reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions by changing the way buildings and developments are planned, designed and constructed.
CIDA Announces Scholarship Winners
The scholarship fund honoring long-time CIDA volunteer leader and interior designer Keith Hooks was established in his memory in 2008. Each junior-level student will receive $3,000 to use toward upcoming tuition at a CIDA-accredited interior design program.


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