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Postcard from Paris Designers Complete Sustainable Furnishings Council’s
GREENleaders Program

(Greenville, SC: January 5, 2010) Linda McDougald, Adrienne Fulmer, and Moe Draz, designers with Postcard from Paris, have completed the GREENleaders Program, developed in conjunction with the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC), a professional non-profit coalition of suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and designers formed to promote sustainable practices within the industry. The SFC is considered the leading organization in green home furnishings with the best opportunities for education and networking.

As the home furnishings industry’s most comprehensive training program, the GREENleaders certified sustainability training provides manufacturers, reps, retailers, and designers with additional knowledge and credentials that help differentiate those professionals as experts in sustainability. Postcard from Paris has completed a number of LEED certified, Earth Craft certified, and HealthyBuilt Homes.

To date, nearly 100 manufacturers, retailers and interior designers have enrolled in the GREENleaders certification program, with many more on the way. This industry-first exam course was created by a LEED-AP and vetted by the Sustainable Furnishings Council board, including ranking staff of World Wildlife Fund, Rainforest Alliance, and one of the two co-founders of USGBC/LEED.

The six-unit GREENleaders program covers a wide-range of topics pertinent to the home furnishings industry and sustainability, such as environmental issues, sourcing green products, and designing and operating green interiors.

Jeff Hiller, president of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, and GREENleaders developer, says “As an organization, we are particularly proud to offer the first substantial educational content for our industry. With this program, we in the home furnishings industry have the opportunity to understand not only the detrimental effects we cause to the environment, but perhaps more importantly, the solutions for mitigating these effects through our practices.”

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ABOUT POSTCARD FROM PARIS

Postcard from Paris is a full-service interior design firm with an 11,000-square-foot retail showroom in downtown Greenville, SC. Located in Greenville’s historic West End, Postcard from Paris provides comprehensive design services, including interior and exterior design specifications, as well as a fine selection of furniture and accessories, lighting, window treatments, custom linens and bedding, art, rugs, and 18th and 19th century European antiques and accessories. More information can be found at www.postcardfromparis.com or by calling 864-233-6622.

Contact:

Meredith Kinsey

864-419-6340
meredith@postcardfromparis.com