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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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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.

Sustainability & Resilience

We occasionally receive questions about dioxins from architects and designers. It’s one of those words that people find very scary – and reasonably so. Based on laboratory animal studies, dioxins have the potential to cause cancer, reproductive and developmental problems, and damage to the immune system.

Sustainability & Resilience

We live in a chlorine economy. And, no, it’s not all about vinyl.

Have you noticed that we spend a lot of time talking about scientific breakthroughs and information you need to know now?

In our last post, we talked about the importance of a materiality assessment, a key step in understanding your brand’s pathway to sustainability. This post talks about the second major research you need to do.

I travel a lot for my job, so I take hotel design personally. Hotel companies try to create spaces that deliver a positive experience for guests and employees. As a guest, I look for good locations and affordable rates. Rooms need to be comfortable, clean and quiet.

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