Celebrating Innovation in Sustainable Design

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Several weeks ago, Wellness Within Your Walls had the pleasure of hosting our Phoenix Summit, sponsored by C.A.I. Designs, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over the two-day event, attendees had the opportunity to take all four WWYW courses and earn four ASID and IIDA health and safety CEU credits. The two-day event also included a networking cocktail gathering, a panel discussion, a brainstorming forum and a tour of the C. A. I. Designs showroom, where the group (which included designers, builders and manufacturers) learned about some fabulous WWYW friendly products from such manufacturers as Lee Industries, Cisco Brothers, and Palecek.

One company highlighted, Maria Yee, is using a new material, LUX from BASF, to add lightweight strength to their furniture designs. The innovative bio-composite material, developed for use in the automobile industry, uses low-VOC-emitting binders and natural renewable materials such as kenaf and jute as reinforcement fibers. We love hearing about forward thinking manufacturers who are exploring innovation and technology in the context of sustainable and responsible design to improve their products!

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