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NY Designs and NYSERDA have teamed up to offer the NYSERDA Embedded Energy Calculator, which allows designers to evaluate the embedded energy of materials used on a project. The calculator, useful for industrial designers, product designers, architects, and the general public, draws on the default energy usage information of seven basic materials (concrete, plastic, fiber, metals, wood, masonry, and glass). This energy consumption is broken into several stages, from harvesting the raw material to the final phase of operating a construction site for a building or a manufacturing facility for a product. Once the embedded energy is calculated, you will be provided with alternatives for the default materials and suggestions about how to source materials with a lower environmental impact.
NY Designs hosts a business residency program for design entrepreneurs of all disciplines at all stages of growth. Residents set up shop in affordable studio spaces and are given priority in accessing all of NY Designs' professional development programs and services at reduced cost. We are committed to both individual business growth and creative collaboration among a community of exceptional peers.
In our business residency program, member design firms get: a studio space with 11-foot-high ceilings in a converted loft; common spaces free of charge (conference rooms, lounge, and occasional event space); storage space at additional cost; 2 loading dock bays and a freight elevator; a fiber optic network and free broadband Internet access; phones with pre-negotiated long-distance rates; and 24-hour accessibility and security.
ISLAND Architectural Woodwork, Inc. is dedicated to best green practices in fabricating and installing quality architectural woodwork. We aim to build projects that are good for people, good for business, and good for our planet. With over 30 years of experience, ISLAND is the premier FSC-certified architectural woodwork manufacturer. ISLAND works closely with the architect and designer community to develop specifications and products that contribute to LEED points for green commercial interiors in both Materials & Resources, and Indoor Air Quality.
Chambers Design, Inc was founded in 2004 by Neil Chambers, LEED-AP to embody his commitment to ecology, design excellence and green building. From the beginning, the company has worked with innovative projects throughout the United States and other parts of the world. Clients include large corporations to small businesses to individuals - ever project is seen as an opportunity for discovery and real-world application of green design. The company is research-based with a extensive knowledge of all green technologies and techniques available to enhance building performance while restoring the natural world. Services include LEED consulting, daylighting design, project management, material evaluation & sourcing, green building design, energy modeling, technology integration, habitat restoration and renewable energy performance among others.
MORE THAN US
More Than Us is a friendly and reliable interactive agency that works closely with clients to build a relationship and work towards a common vision. We do so by providing online strategy, planning, brand communication, and interactive creative and technology solutions.
PAUL MILLER DESIGN
Paul D Miller Design has been working with clients to build or regenerate their brands, and develop responsible communications for a marketplace interested in sustainable and planet-friendly solutions.
The Pinwheel Group is a sustainability-focused consultancy with all the skills of a traditional marketing and branding company providing strategic planning for manufacturers looking to launch new products, expand their current product line to new markets and enhance their company's image and visibility.
We believe it’s the role of creatives to start the uncomfortable conversations that cause people to grow.
“A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.” – Timothy Ferriss
Inspired by the quote above, we challenged a group of designers to create something which provokes an uncomfortable yet important conversation. Participating designers were given complete freedom with the type of object they created, the materials they used, and the topic of the conversation they set out to provoke.
As a result, we have ended up with a wonderfully broad body of work – housewares and furniture, jewelry and fashion, graphics and video. Still, everything exhibited here has one thing in common: the desire to make you uncomfortable. It’s your turn to judge how well they succeed.
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