ASID Issues 2011 Guide to Ecolabels

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2011)To help interior designers decipher the certification programs that benchmark ecological sustainability, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has published the ASID Guide to Ecolabels.

Developed in conjunction with the ASID Sustainable Design Council, the Guide compares key features and qualification standards of the most prevalent ecolabels currently used in the U.S. It is the first step in examining sustainability and the energy/water-efficiency assertions of building materials, interior finishes and furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Information provided in the guide is based on public data available as of June 2011. The guide will be updated annually to reflect changes in standards and the emergence of new ecolabel programs. The ASID Guide to Ecolabels is available for download here.

About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of peopledesigners, industry representatives, educators and studentscommitted 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 peoples lives. Its more than 30,000 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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