ASID and USGBC Debut New, Robust REGREEN Website at Greenbuild

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE overhauled website accompanies new educational offerings and certificate program

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 9, 2009)  |  The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announce new additions to the nation’s first green residential remodeling guidelines, which will be available at USGBC’s annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 11 – 13. With more than 100,000 downloads since its launch in March of 2008, the REGREEN guidelines now include three webinars, four online CEUs, a two-day workshop at Greenbuild, an updated website ( and a REGREEN certificate program.

“From its inception, the REGREEN program was designed to expand beyond the guidelines,” says Thom Banks, Hon. FASID, ASID Deputy Executive Director. “The capabilities of the website as well as the content of the educational offerings are exceptional, enriching the program and setting the direction for future REGREEN resources.”

“Making smart home renovation decisions can make a significant impact on energy use and resource consumption, saving money and creating a healthier home to live in,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chair, USGBC. “The new REGREEN website, coupled with the new educational offerings, will make it even easier for homeowners and designers to find the information they need to make educated and greener choices in the home.”

The revamped website launches during the Greenbuild conference and will introduce a more user-friendly interface of the guidelines that better highlight the integrated design concepts that are at the core of REGREEN. This tool will also include additional case studies, which will be added to at a rate of about ten per year.

Another first for REGREEN, a two-day workshop on the guidelines will be offered at Greenbuild Residential Summit, an event that brings together leaders in the residential green building industry for two days of informational and educational sessions, networking and sharing of best practices. For more information and to register, visit

In addition, four new online REGREEN courses and three new webinars have been added to Courses can be purchased by ASID and USGBC members for $39.99, and by non-members for $59.99 each.

The newly developed educational offerings will ultimately culminate in a REGREEN Certificate. More details will be made available at

 About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

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