DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.Ã¢â‚¬Â 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 Ã¢â‚¬ËœGreen Design Instructional HandbookÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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. Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.Ã¢â‚¬Â So take a peek at ::The Green Design Education Initiative.