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Benjamin Moore hands Hue Award to interior design firm for first time
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Color them proud! Diamond Baratta Design has become the first interior design firm to win Benjamin Moore & Co.'s Hue Lifetime Achievement Award. Established in 2005 by the industry's favorite paint manufacturer, the Hueys recognize architects and interior designers whose work "embodies a passion for color usage," according to a statement released by the company. However, architects like Steven Holl and Ettore Sottsass have won the lifetime achievement award every year since—until New York-based Diamond Baratta Design principals William Diamond and Anthony Baratta snagged the honor for nearly 30 years of pushing the color envelop in their residential interiors projects that range from traditional to modern, French elegance to American contemporary. More

U.S. EPA to ease carbon rules on small businesses
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EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testified in front of a Senate appropriations subcommittee about the EPA's planned carbon permit policy. Last year Jackson told lawmakers the EPA would regulate all businesses with emissions above 25,000 tons per year. Recently, she raised that number to somewhere between 75,000 and 100,000 tons, levels which include only large scale industrial projects and power plants. Even at the significantly higher level the chance of the proposal being enacted doesn’t look good. At this point it's not expected to start until 2011 and with Congress’ current point of view it looks to be delayed even longer or stopped all together. More

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Mannington to Recycle Graphics from 2010 Winter Games into Flooring
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3M Canada Company and Mannington Commercial recently announced a joint project in which large format graphics used in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games will be reclaimed and manufactured into high recycled content flooring. More
ASID Headquarters Is Going Green

The Society recently committed to using 100 percent renewable energy to power headquarters in Washington, DC. The majority of the power will now be produced form wind. By doing this, the Society has cut the cost of energy by almost 2 percent. ASID will continue to look for more ways to saving money, as well as the planet.

National Green Building Conference set for Raleigh in May
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An expanded tour of green homes, advanced educational sessions and the National Green Building Awards Dinner will be highlights of the 12th annual NAHB National Green Building Conference in Raleigh, N.C., May 16-18. Registration opened last month and so far is running slightly ahead of last year’s figures. There were about 1,200 attendees at the conference in Dallas last May. More

U.S. consumer spending up again
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U.S. manufacturing grew in February, though more slowly than expected, while consumer spending rose for a fourth straight month, showing the economy continued a modest recovery. More

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The 20 healthiest housing markets for 2010
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Housing economists have long held that the housing rebound, when it comes, will be uneven. The markets that benefit first will be the ones with the strongest core dynamics; places where house prices never got out of hand, cities where a diverse and progressive employment base drives job creation, towns that continue to draw population despite the economic recession. More

Murano Glass Chandeliers lighting collection
The most modern and contemporary lighting designers and traditional Murano glass chandelier masters demonstrate wonderful custom made collection of high-end quality lighting fixtures. See all chandeliers catalog MORE

Green Purchasing Program announced
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The Green Standard, co-author with Interiors & Sources of "The Green Guide to NeoCon," introduces Green Purchasing Accredited Professional Training. Six "On-Line Anytime" Training Modules provide a systematic process for green product selection. The "On-Line Accreditation Exam" certifies understanding of material and how to apply it. The "Green Purchasing Accredited Professional" designation complements Green Globes and LEED. More

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Elegance in elder care: Taking the drab out of rehab
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Whether it is for two weeks or 10 years, a skilled nursing facility becomes a home to its patients and residents. Yet it might not always feel like home.Traditionally, the focus in skilled nursing design has been on function, with vinyl floor tiles and hospital-green walls. And while the clinical look may work for healthcare, it doesn't create the cozy atmosphere most people want for their home. California-based Mariner Health Care, which operates 21 skilled nursing facilities throughout the state, decided to trade in that traditional look for something more elegant and modern. More

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Hospital additions + renovations: 14 lessons from expert building teams
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An atrium with a three-story "forest" is part of a $63 million expansion to Community Hospital and Wellness Center in Bryan, Ohio. Two additions to a community hospital in Ohio that will double its square footage. A 12-story addition on top of an existing 12-story tower at Houston's M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. A $54 million renovation and addition at the University of Virginia Medical Center. A 67-bed, $70 million addition/renovation to a community hospital that is only five years old. These four projects chart the direction in which healthcare construction is headed. With insufficient hospital beds to accommodate our aging population and with facilities becoming outdated even faster these days due to lightning-quick advances in technology, hospital renovations, additions, and expansions are going to pay the bills at many AEC firms in the coming years. More

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See the exciting new materials we’re playing with in the shop, learn about our latest custom projects, and get updates on new stock products.

Recycled Glass and Porcelain Countertops, Flooring and Landscape Materials

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