Green Design Education Initiative — For Interior Design
Don't remember how, but tripped over this site some time ago. It is such a delight to find a fast, cleanly laid out site, which has the information you need and its not given over to verbiage or overblown unnecessary flash animation. It is a "strategic partnership comprised of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and Metropolis Magazine." All have pooled their info on sustainable design in this very accessible venue. Lots of useful links. Though some might be a little old. We come to this conclusion for two reasons. 1. The note for the promised 'Green Design Instructional Handbook' suggests it will be published in the fall of 2003! And secondly because TreeHugger is not referenced :-) and we are two years young. But that age caveat aside, there remains much useful stuff here. For instance, we liked this one from the FAQ. "Q. I feel overwhelmed by the certification programs and all of the product information currently available from manufacturers. Is there an easier route to Green/Sustainable design?. A. Many designers and facility managers begin by identifying a few meaningful Green/Sustainable selections that they can make with ease on every project. This list will expand as they become more familiar with green/sustainable design movement." So take a peek at ::The Green Design Education Initiative.