Furniture manufacturer Keilhauer recently introduced the Keilhauer Sustainable Design Education Fund, a newly-developed grant that supports 10 IIDA members per year who successfully complete the LEED exam and seek to practice sustainable design strategies.
Interior designers that are LEED certified demonstrate to clients and employers that they are dedicated to incorporating environmental sustainability and the health and safety of occupants in their practice, a key tenet of both IIDA and Keilhauer’s missions.
Keilhauer’s annual sponsorship will 100% fund the exam costs of ten IIDA Student, Associate or Professional members who have passed the LEED Green Associate or LEED AP exam. This award will be open twice annually, in the winter and summer, and will be awarded to five IIDA members per season.
“Keilhauer is proud to partner with IIDA on such an important initiative,” said Meghan Sherwin, Chief Marketing Officer at Keilhauer. “With the Keilhauer Sustainable Design Education Fund, we hope to encourage and inspire IIDA members to become LEED certified designers, in an effort to expand their knowledge and practice sustainability within their future projects.”
Managed through the IIDA Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit philanthropic organization with a mission to drive innovation and advancements in the commercial interior design field, the Keilhauer Sustainable Design Education Fund, together with IIDA’s NCIDQ Reimbursement Fund and WELL Sustainable Design Fund, offer IIDA members the opportunity for tuition reimbursement for seeking continuing education and certification in the industry.
For more information about the IIDA Keilhauer Sustainable Design Education Fund, please visit https://iida.org/foundation/about-the-iida-sustainable-design-education-fund or contact IIDA’s Continuing Education Manager, Mary Tokar, at [email protected].