it’s time to start sampling smarter

Sample libraries are still an important resource for A&D firms, but there are ways to minimize their environmental impact.

By Kim Matsoukas, LEED AP (Interiors & Sources, January/February 2010)

Walk into the resource library of any interior design or architecture firm and it’s hard not to notice the large amount of “stuff” lining the shelves and filling the room.

As with any manufactured material, this stuff has an environmental impact. With the growth and influence of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™, we are now accustomed to thinking about the environmental impact of products used in a building… click here for full article

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