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Shaw Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report
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Putting cold, hard facts where its mouth is, Georgia-based flooring manufacturer Shaw Industries Group has released an inaugural sustainability report outlining the company's commitment to environmental and corporate social responsibility. MORE
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Share Your Professional Insight and Knowledge at NeoCon, Home of the ASID National Conference!
Submissions due October 15

If you have an interesting presentation or an idea that could be developed into an educational session, you are invited to submit a proposal. By submitting a proposal, you will help shape the NeoConeducational sessions available to ASID members as part of the ASID National Conference at NeoCon. If selected as a conference speaker, you will gain visibility in the industry and contribute to the advancement of your profession. Submit Online or Download the PDF to share your presentation idea today. Be sure to select “NeoCon World’s Trade Fair” in Chicago as the event where you're interested in presenting.

StonePeak's Quartzite
StonePeak's Quartzite uses an innovative, 'green' glazing process, which creates a textured surface, avoids repetition in the tile’s pattern, cuts down on raw materials, and reduces preparation and tune-up costs. StonePeak's Quartzite is a thru-color, rectified line, and is perfect for floor and wall applications in both inside and outside areas. For your nearest distributor, click here.
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Green Key Comes to the U.S.
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The Canadian-based Green Key Eco-Rating Program has traveled south to the U.S. The program, which ranks and certifies hotels and resorts based on their commitment to green practices, comprises a 140-question audit that is self-administered by the staff at the participating property. MORE
ASID: Dare to Be Daring? Color or Non-color to Enhance the Patient Room
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Is it safe to say it's okay to be daring? The list of adjectives is endless as well as the choice of fabric and vinyl selections. Fortunately, in today’s market basket of materials, textiles, flooring, wall-coverings, and finishes, the sky is the limit. Take for instance patient room furniture. Cabinets, patient seating, sleepover chairs, and sofas are offered in many wood finishes to match any décor. And fabric or vinyl selections for seating are available in thousands of patterns and colors. MORE
Stunning Green Roofed High School by Off Architecture
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High school students in Revin, France will soon be attending classes in a stunning new terraced building covered in green roofs. Seen from above the new Lycee Jean Moulin school will simply appear as a terraced landscape, practically disappearing into the hillside. Designed by Paris-based, Off Architecture in association with Duncan Lewis Scape Architecture and Jeans Giacinto, this green roofed marvel is curvaceous and organic, blending into the countryside. We’re admittedly a bit jealous – our high schools weren’t nearly as cool. MORE
Single-Family Starts Fall as Tax Credit Deadline Looms
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Production of new single-family homes slowed in August as the expiration date for an important buyer incentive drew nearer, according to figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department on Sept. 17. While overall housing starts rose 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 598,000 units for the month, single-family starts declined 3 percent to a rate of 479,000 units, ending what had been a five-month run of improvements. MORE
The Triangle Stores
Discounts to the trade since 1978. The Triangle Stores are the designer professional's first choice for high end pool tables, and complete gamerooms. We feature Brunswick pool tables.
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Ancient Church Renovated into Modern Bookstore
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Whether you're religious or not, this old Dominican church will certainly bring you the enlightenment you've been seeking. After months of renovation this magnificent structure originally constructed in 1294 has opened its doors to the public as a "brand new" bookstore in the heart of Maastricht. A superb example of adaptive re-use, the Selexyz Dominicanen infuses rich and historic architecture with plentiful shelves ripe with information. MORE
You Can Always Rely On The Best.
Tabors of San Angelo is the custom workroom design professionals have come to rely on. Our custom products include; window treatments, quilting, bedspreads, and accessories. MORE
Rents and Expenses Increase for Most Conventional Rental Building Types
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A new benchmarking study published by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) found that total expenses for all types of conventional rental apartments (garden; low-rise, 12-to-24 unit; low-rise, 25-plus units; and elevator) increased slightly in 2008 from the prior year. Additionally, net operating income across the conventional rental apartment spectrum saw minor gains or dips for all but one building, while uncollected income due to vacancy and other forms of rent loss declined less than 1.0 percent from 2007. MORE
TCF Bank Stadium is First Football Stadium to Achieve LEED Certification
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TCF Bank Stadium has been certified LEED-NC Silver as part of the U.S. Green Building Council's rating system. It's the first football stadium to earn the green designation. MORE
NightOrbs™
A distinctive new concept in landscape illumination. Beautiful, durable hand-blown glass that adds enchanting, color-filled light to any outdoor environment MORE
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ECO™ by Cosentino
ECO™ by Cosentino announces it has been awarded National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Certification, now approved and recommended for use in hospitals, restaurants, schools, hotels and more. ECO™ by Cosentino is an innovative new line of eco-friendly countertop and surfacing material composed of 75% recycled material. For more information visit: www.ecobycosentino.com
Hot, cold, and filtered water.
ROHL's new Integrated Faucet Filtration Solution represents a major paradigm shift in the way designers and consumers think about filtered water. This innovative system eliminates a separate filter faucet, has a clean installation, and includes an optional sidespray--providing beauty and functionality in one space-saving design. Filtered water saves you money and protects the environment. More info
Shop for Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles
Ruby Lane is home to hundreds of online shops from around the world offering thousands of quality items in over 2,000 categories ranging from antique furniture to depression glass, fine china, decorative accessories, silver, pottery and more. Fast and easy to navigate - thousands of items posted daily.
BED OF YOUR DREAMS.
Since 1852 Hästens of Sweden has been handcrafting the world’s most luxurious beds, combining tradition and technology to provide consumers with the bed of their dreams. If one-third of your life is spent in bed, why would you choose to sleep on anything less than the very best? More info
Modono Glass
Unique, stunning, bold, textured, elegant, rich, vibrant, illusive colors
Wall tiles, panels, art, giftware and home accessories. Let us send you a 4x4 coaster as a sample of this beautiful glass.
Click here to register for your free coaster!
Designed by Carrie Fazio and manufactured in Upstate New York.
Classic Moving & Storage
Classic Moving & Storage knows that attention to detail is key to creating truly exceptional interiors. Classic has managed shipping, storage and delivery details for almost three decades. From manufacturer pick-up and order consolidation to pre-delivery deluxing and blanket-wrapping, no one takes white-glove, red-carpet service more seriously. Call 828.345.5403 or email info@classicmoving.net for your complimentary delivery and installation consultation. More info

Langhorne Carpet Co., Inc.

Woven wool carpet manufacturer 90% biodegradable and renewable Made in USA.
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PRESERVED PLANTS & FLORAL

REAL Topiaries, Florals, Eucalyptus, Palms & Bonsai. Naturally preserved and maintenance free.
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Recycled Glass and Porcelain Countertops, Flooring and Landscape Materials

EnviroGLAS converts recycled glass and porcelain into decorative hard surfaces and landscape materials.
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At MTI Customization is Standard

Award-winning manufacturer of individually handcrafted tubs, shower bases, shower enclosures, sinks and bath furniture.

The Fallingwater Color Collection

Receive the colors that inspired Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater from PPG Pittsburgh Paints. (registered marks after Fallingwater, Color, and Pittsburgh).
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