ASID Shines a Light on Value of Cost Effective and Energy Efficient Design in the Commercial Market

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - October 8, 2008) - Did you know that... as companies search for ways to cut spending, interior designers' expertise in energy efficient design and materials will become even more valuable?

When an ASID certified interior designer begins the design of commercial space, such as an office building or suite, energy efficiency and reducing energy costs is one of their primary goals. They employ a strategy of efficiency and convenient conservation, including the use of low wattage LED (Light Emitting Diodes) Lamps to lower energy consumption and extend the life of the lamp for up to 30,000 hrs/ lamp (as long as 5 years). Motion sensors that turn lights on and off when certain spaces are in use, dimming controls that extend the lamp-life saves time, money, and resources by reducing the number of burnt out lamps and the cost of new bulbs. ASID interior designers are trained to coordinate these and many other tools to achieve maximum energy efficiency and conservation while maximizing the functionality and aesthetics of the space. In these tough economic times, every dollar counts and every dollar saved adds up, particularly in larger facilities.

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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 40,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

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