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Building Safety Month: Energy & Green Building

Week 4: Energy & Green Building Safety Americans typically spend 90% of their time indoors and indoor air quality on average is 9x worse than outdoor air quality. Every interior design project, whether it involves space planning and construction or new carpet, furniture and a fresh coat of paint, may affect the health of building… Read More »

Building Safety Month: Disaster Safety and Mitigation

It was a big week for building safety across the nation. President Barack Obmama signed a proclamation last week declaring May as Building Safety Month. “Robust codes and standards for our buildings play an important role in keeping us safe,” the President states in the proclamation. Read the article here. Week 2: Disaster Safety and… Read More »

Building Safety Month: Fire Safety and Awareness

This week kicks off Building Safety Month 2013! Stay tuned for the next week’s blog on Disaster Safety and Mitigation. Week 1: Fire Safety and Awareness Fire protection is more than judicious space planning for safe escape routes through egress, signage, and emergency lighting building code requirements. The U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting… Read More »

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, June 9, 2009 Contact: U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development: 202-708-0685Office of Public Health and Science: 202-205-0143 Acting Surgeon General Issues ‘Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes’ Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., today issued The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes at a press… Read More »


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 24, 2010 CONTACT:Michelle Neidiger, PR ChairInterior Design Collaborative Oregon(503) 200-5996Email: BUILDING MONTH SAFETY TIPS BY IDC-OREGON OREGON In recognition of National Building Safety Month, Interior Design Collaborative Oregon is raising awareness of interior design’s role in ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The fact that some environments are… Read More »