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Industry makes it easier for designers by going digital

Published by Alexandra Tichinoff, December 03, 2012.

Expanded evidence-based design article repository officially launches at Healthcare Design 2012
Designed as a one-stop, complete source of healthcare evidence-based design (EBD) research, the newly expanded Center for Health Design (CHD) article repository has over 2,500 articles, and includes new easy-to-use features such as highlighting key points allowing users the ability to easily and quickly review important concepts found in each article.

A result of collaborating with scholars, design professionals and industry partners, this EBD reference library links the physical design of healthcare settings with outcomes in acute care, residential care as well as ambulatory care settings. For more information, click here.

USGBC Launches Green Building Information Gateway
At its Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the launch of the Green Building Information Gateway. Coined GBIG, the web-based tool will accelerate market transformation by providing greater transparency and understanding of the green dimensions of the built environment.

GBIG provides a transparent view of places, projects, collections and credits, detailing the actions and activities of LEED building owners and project teams over time. The tool provides maps, analytics and insights that reveal trends, patterns and processes in green building practice.

Users can search and explore green building activity around the world, analyze trends and patterns in green building practice and discover connections between projects, people, products and services. For more information, visit

Industry Partners
Cosentino Shaw Contract Hunter Doulgas keilhauer Architex Arconas
Altex Benjamin Moore Williams Sonoma For The Trade Midgley Knoll Levey Industries
Lauzon Interface PC350 Samsung Caesarstone Canada Mohawk Group