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    2008 Giants: Green

    We've done our tallying, and it's official: The design community is on an eco-minded roll, as evidenced by the 2008 top 100 Interior Design Giants. Half the firms on the list have 10 or mroe LEED-accredited professionals on staff. As for last year's projects, a handful of which are shown here, 77 Giants specified green products—most often, that product was carpet. How's that for low impact?

    -70% of the Top 100 Giants include sustainable design in their mission statement


    -In total, the 2008 top 100 Giants specified more than $5 billion worth of green products last year


    -40 of these Giants specified at least $5 million worth of green products


    -35% of all interior products specified in 2007 by the top 100 giants were green


    -On average, the top 100 giants have 13 LEED-accredited professionals on staff


    -Close to 33% of all projects the top 100 giants work on followed LEED guidelines


    -30 of these giants say at least 40% of their projects last year followed LEED guidelines


    -77% of the top 100 giants report that they, not the client, usually take the initial step in making a project sustainable

     

    Top 100 Giants Who Specify Green Products

    Firm Rank
    A/R Environetics Group 67
    ADD 95
    Anshen + Allen 28
    ASD 49
    Ballinger 55
    BAMO 62
    Baskervill 90
    Bergmeyer 97
    BraytonHughes Design Studios 86
    CBT Architects 60
    Chambers 89
    Cooper Carry 76
    Creative Design Consultants 29
    Cubellis 23
    CUH2A 46
    Daroff Design Inc + DDI Architects 40
    DBI Architects 50
    DES Architects + Engineers 87
    DiLeonardo International 53
    Duncan & Miller Design 82
    Environments Group 85
    EwingCole 37
    Roger Ferris + Partners 61
    Flad Architects 26
    ForrestPerkins 68
    Francis Cauffman 75
    Gensler 1
    Gresham, Smith and Partners 64
    Group Goetz Architects 100
    Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects 71
    Harley Ellis Devereaux 31
    HDR 7
    HKS 35
    HLW 41
    HOK 2
    Huntsman Architectural Group 70
    IA Interior Architects 9
    Jacobs 6
    JGA 99
    JPC Architects 81
    JRS Architect 77
    Karlsberger 59
    Kasian 88
    Milo Kleinberg Design Associates 93
    Lawrence Group 52
    Little 43
    Loebl Schlossman & Hackl 78
    LS3P Associates 57
    Mancini Duffy 25
    Margulies & Associates 92
    Peter Marino Architects 47
    Ted Moudis Associates 36
    Nelson 5
    Perkins Eastman 16
    Perkins + Will 4
    Planning Design and Research Corporation 83
    Rottet Studio 21
    RTKL Associates 34
    Sasaki Associates 96
    Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott 72
    Slifer Designs 73
    Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates 32
    SmithGroup 14
    Staffelbach Design Associates 80
    Stonehill & Taylor Architects and Planners 84
    Studios Architecture 39
    Swanke Hayden Connell Architects 44
    Switzer Group 69
    TPG Architecture 22
    TRO Jung/Brannen 63
    TSC Design Associates 79
    VOA Associates 38
    Vocon 56
    Ware Malcomb 45
    WHR Architects 98
    WWCOT 91
    Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects 33

     

    Sectors with the most clients receptive to green design

    Sector Clients
    Government 54%
    Educational 44%
    Corporate 27%
    Hospitality 19%
    Health care 13%
    Residential 12%
    Cultural 8%
    Retail 8%

     

    Specified Green Products

    Product Percent specified
    Carpet 98%
    Hard Flooring 94%
    Flooring 93%
    Wall covering 93%
    Furniture 91%
    Paint 91%
    Lighting 84%
    Building products 83%
    Other 17%

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