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ASID Endorses 2030 Challege

Joining a growing list of industry trade associations led by The American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Green Building Council, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) officially adopted the 2030 Challenge in June 2008. The challenge, spearheaded by the nonprofit Architecture 2030, calls on the building industry to reduce fossil fuel use in new buildings by half immediately and achieve carbon-neutral buildings by 2030 (see

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Although their ability to influence energy use in a building is generally minimal, interior designers can specify energy-efficient lighting fixtures and other environmentally responsible materials and products. According to Michael Alin, ASID’s executive director, “ASID is making a commitment to increase awareness within our membership and beyond that every effort to save energy, no matter how big or how small, can make a difference.”

More information on the 2030 Challenge is available at www.architecture2030.org. ASID is online at www.asid.org.

Published June 25, 2008

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