ASID Announces 2011 Bloom Award Winners

Published year: 
2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Autumn Conrad, Public Relations Manager, ASID, (202) 675-2341 aconrad@asid.org
 

Program Honors Product Innovation in Sustainable Interior Design

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 20, 2011) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), in partnership with Interiors & Sources magazine, announces the winners of the 2011 Bloom Awards. The Bloom Awards honor products that embody effectiveness and innovation in sustainable commercial interior design.
 
The 2011 entries were judged on a number of environmentally focused criteria including resource efficiency, recycling and waste management, environmental innovation, materials selection and life cycle analysis (LCA), as well as aesthetics. Winners were selected in five categories: Flooring, Innovative Materials, Innovative Systems, Lighting and Textiles.
 
Adjudicator Holley Henderson LEED ID+C, principal of H2 Ecodesign, commented on the technological advances in this year’s green product submissions, most notably the inclusion of detailed life cycle assessments and comprehensive metrics. “The winners showed a truly integrated, holistic approach from the product level up to their manufacturing and company-wide commitments,” said Henderson.

The 2011 Bloom Award recipients:

Flooring: The Sound and Fury Collection by Milliken
Sound and Fury uses Aquafil Econyl 75 yarn, a high-performance fiber with 70 percent recycled content, offering strength and life cycle comparable to fiber crafted from 100 percent virgin polymer. The total recycled content of a Sound and Fury tile is 44 percent and is certified carbon neutral to the LEO-5000 standard.
 
Innovative Materials: The Bullet by DIRTT Environmental Solutions
A flexible interface that enables DIRTT wall systems to connect with existing base building structures, which maximizes flexibility and leads to a reduction in construction waste.

Innovative Systems: SOLON by BLANCO
A compost system made of recycled stainless steel that is designed to easily integrate with kitchen counter systems.
 
Lighting: Equo LED Desk Lamp by Koncept Technologies Inc.
An energy-efficient sculpted LED light fixture. Its counter-balanced design can be adjusted with a feather-light touch.
 
Textiles: Sting by Camira Fabrics
A 100 percent renewable fabric that is manufactured using green electricity sources. Sting is also made with metal-free dyes, so it is biodegradable within 28 days.
 
Winners will be featured in the Summer 2011 issue of ASID's member publication, ASID ICON, as well as the May issue of Interiors & Sources.
 
2011 Bloom Awards Judges:
Elaine Aye, IIDA, LEED AP, LEED Faculty, Principal of Green Building Services in West Linn, Ore.
 
Holley Henderson, LEED ID+C, Principal of H2 Ecodesign in Atlanta.
 
Mary Le Johnson, AIA, ASID, LEED AP, Principal of WHR Architects, Inc. in Houston.

About ASID:
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. www.asid.org

About Interiors & Sources: Interiors & Sources is a national trade publication that has served the architecture & design industry for 25 years, with an exclusive focus on the commercial interior design market. I&S promotes the value of design through the projects, products and people influencing the commercial interior design industry. I&S has been a leader in reporting on sustainable design for 15 years. Visit www.interiorsandsources.com for more information or for a free subscription.

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