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indust Innovative Inspiration 59 products honored at IIDEX for excellence in design Multiple manufacturers at IIDEX/NeoCon® Canada were named winners of the 2010 IIDEX/NeoCon® Canada Innovation Awards, sponsored by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and Merchandise Mart Properties (Canada) Inc. The annual program aims to recognize excellence and innovation in new product design for the design and architecture industries. Fi y-nine products earned awards of Gold, Silver, or Bronze, while two products—Lèn Dilegno by Elite Tile Imports (Flooring: Hard, Resilient, Wood) and Conflux LED Lighting by Teknion (Innovative Lighting), which also won a 2010 Best of NeoCon® Gold Award from Contract magazine—captured the Best in Show title. IDC President David Hanson says, “The judges were ve impressed with the innovative solutions and sustainable quality of the products at this year’s show. All of the winning products have been thoroughly researched and tested. They are certain to be winners in the marketplace.” Other winning manufactures included: BRC Canada, Nienkämper, Osram Sylvania, Ruud Lighting Canada/BetaLED, Sun Glow Window Covering Products of Canada Limited, and Tusch Seating International. For a full list of winning products and manufacturers, download the Lèn Dilegno by Elite Tile Imports (above) and Conflux LED Lighting by Teknion (right) earned IIDEX Best in Show awards. IDC 2010 IIDEX/NeoCon® Canada Innovations Awards winners PDF at Conference attendees and guests to the IIDEX Web site can still cast their vote for the People’s Choice award, powered by the Product Wars so ware, designed by Designer Pages. Users can cast their votes for their favorite new products at—SS Where the Grass is Always Greener More than 40,000 attendees expected to comb the Greenbuild Expo floor in 2010 With ever increasing regulations on sustainable design processes and a growing population of eco-conscious clients, we quickly are becoming a green generation. In fact, an estimated 40,000 architects, designers, building professionals, and specifiers are expected this November at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, being held November 17-19 at McCormick Place West in Chicago. Hosted by the USGBC, the conference is the largest event in the world dedicated to green building. This year the event will center on the theme of “Generation Green: Redefining Our Future,” showcasing how it is eve one’s responsibility, regardless of demographics and geography, to commit to finding solutions to today’s environmental and economic challenges. As part of the initiative, Greenbuild is featuring a “YOU are Generation Green” video blog at, where users can upload a 30-second video that depicts how they are redefining the future by building a more economically and environmentally prosperous 18 contract october 2010—SS—SS

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

Contract - October 2010
Editor's Note
Focus: What's Next
Focus: A New Conversation
Materials: Cork and Circumstances
Green: Net Zero
Practice: The Office That Never Closes
Splashy and Sustainable
The Art of Healthcare Design
Best Foot Forward
Harmonious and Healthy
Of Sea and Stone
Live Long and Prosper
Trends: From Illness Care to Wellness Care
Process: On the Front Line
Designers Rate
Ad Index

Contract - October 2010