The Race is on to Create the World’s Greenest Building

March 3, 2009
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The Race is on to Create the World’s Greenest Building Independence Station, a 57,000-square-foot mixed-use structure in Oregon that is 40 percent complete, is expected to earn between 64 and 66 points out of a possible 69 under the LEED Rating System.
NCIDQ Reports 25 Percent Increase in Exam-Takers The National Council for Interior Design Qualification recently announced that nearly 2,000 individuals in the United States and Canada have registered to take one or more sections of the three-part NCIDQ Examination on April 3 and 4.
2009 Commercial Paint Trends Announced According to Robert Shapiro, Color Guild executive director, the main colors emerging in commercial buildings over the next year include warm and rich browns, earthy oranges, bright yellows, conservative reds, true blues, and mid-tone to light grays.
New Site Enables Designers to Collaborate On Environmental Issues
The recently launched Web site from Zeftron, www.Never-Ending-Stories.com, will offer a user-friendly site where design professionals can share project photos, success stories and freely discuss environmental challenges and solutions.


The Next Most Obvious Thing

By Jim Toy

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