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designers rate Sandra Dino Director of Sustainable Interiors Environetics Los Angeles Viveca Bissonnette, IIDA, Assoc. AIA, CID, LEED AP Associate Carrier Johnson + C U L T U R E San Diego 1 Sandra Dino 1. Kirei, Kirei Board Reader Service No. 212 This product takes rapidly renewable Sorghum straw and creates a low-emitting, functional product that adds depth and dimension to a space. Lightweight and durable, Kirei Board performs beautifully as millwork or furniture. 2. Bonded Logic, UltraTouch Denim Insulation Reader Service No. 213 This high-performing insulation reincarnates denim jeans into a genius new life. Safe to work with, requiring no masks or gloves, inherently fire, smoke, and fungi resistant, with the added plus of being 100 percent recyclable, UltraTouch is a versatile functional product that performs. 3. 3form, 3form panels Reader Service No. 214 3form has an inner corporate beauty that emanates from within. The strong, flexible, products and range of textures and transparencies are highly usable and applicable in myriad spaces. green products Contract asks two designers to name and explain their preferred products 4 6 Viveca Bissonnette Sustainability is a big-picture initiative that requires commitment and innovative thinking. These manufacturers are committed to that holistic approach: 4. Crossville, EcoCycle Porcelain Tile Reader Service No. 215 Crossville is looking beyond its own sphere of expertise and turning to other industries like the mining industry. It invested in a water filtration system to capture fine particulate matter during manufacturing that previously would have been land filled and is using it to create the new EcoCycle series. 5. Knoll, The Graham Collection Reader Service No. 216 Knoll has established FSC-certified wood as its standard on all open plan office systems, casegoods, and tables, backing up the idea that there should be no premium for sustainability. The Graham Collection is available in FSC-certified composite wood and manufactured using low-VOC, clean technology. 6. Shaw Contract Group Couture Collection, Dissolve Tile Reader Service No. 217 With the implementation of programs like Cradle to Cradle certification, Shaw Contract Group is looking to innovation to maximize material value and minimize its impact on the environment as a whole. 58 contract april 2010 5 2 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - April 2010

Contract - April 2010
Editor's Note
Resources: The Green Scene
Focus: Land of Opportunity
Green: Post-Occupancy Green
Practice: Legal Green
Lean & Green
Environmental Extraordinaire
Above the Legal Limit
Informing the Masses
Luxury in the Raw
Designers Rate: Green Products
Process: Science in the Age of the Invisible
Ad Index

Contract - April 2010