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Taking Credit! Update on LEED® v.4 Pilot Credit Influencing Material Selection

Specifying products and meeting LEED® v.4 Materials and Resources credits includes an exciting opportunity for designers and architects to sign up to use a pilot credit that reflects hard work on the part of manufacturers developing interior products as sustainable solutions. The pilot credit is entitled Certified Multi-Attribute Products and Materials.

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Design Practices, Design Trends

Beth Rich, marketing director for LSI Wallcovering and the current president of the Wallcoverings Association discusses how digital is transforming wallcovering into art for the wall, commercial and residential wallcovering product and color trends, and when wallcovering isn’t your best option.

There are two major certifications that have been garnering a lot of buzz lately in the health and wellness design space: WELL Building Standard® and FitwellSM. You’ve probably heard about both. But what are they and which one might be the right fit for the work you’re doing today or your next project?

Codes, standards, and guidelines are critical elements in construction and design. And while the three terms are often used interchangeably, they are not the same. It’s important to distinguish between the three and understand what each is and how these different elements come into play.

Sustainability & Resilience

Our guest Sylvia Moore, a scientist with decades of experience in the manufacturing sector, discusses the evolution of a culture of safety, how technology reduces exposure and protects workers, and how worker safety is measured and tracked.

Design Practices, Product Innovation

Today’s conversation is about fabric failures and what to watch for. Our guest today is Maria Lopez, founder of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers. Lopez is also a member of the Durable Coated Fabrics Roundtable.

Sustainability & Resilience

The idea of red lists is simple: to avoid exposure to chemicals that can be hazardous to your health. But behind that simplicity lies a whole host of complications, not least of which is that what’s hazardous in its pure form may be an ingredient that poses no risk in an end-product.

Product Innovation

Product manufacturers are doing innovative things with vinyl, giving designers more choices, textures, patterns, colors and applications than ever before.

Specifying products and meeting LEED® v.4 Materials and Resources credits includes an exciting opportunity for designers and architects to sign up to utilize a Pilot Credit that reflects hard work on the part of manufactures developing interior products as sustainable solutions.  

Beyond color, pattern, and surface texture, interior designers are beginning to take a look at other attributes as they specify materials and products.

Education is ripe for innovation. Whether it’s how we teach kids in K-12 or how higher education is preparing students to tackle 21st century challenges, there’s been a lot of focus in the past couple of years around education.

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