FL – February 2018 / Newsmaker Alert / Kay Craynon, ASID, interior
designer with leading furnishings retailer Clive
Daniel Home, has recently earned the prestigious LEED certification
and is now an accredited design professional in sustainability and creating
spaces that are environmentally responsible.
over 40 year of interior design experience, Kay
Craynon learned from several Clive Daniel Home clients that it was
important to have a thorough understanding of how furnishings and case
goods were manufactured to ensure they were created with substances that
would not be harmful to their personal spaces.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) requires continuing education
to maintain your license. When I learned about the availability of this
course, it was the perfect opportunity to improve my craft and help customers
in the process,” she said. “People are more concerned today about surrounding
themselves with natural products and helping save the planet. Now I can
select case goods, fabrics, draperies and upholstery that are made with
certified green ingredients, contributing to the customer’s health and
Kolar, ASID, NCDIQ, and Vice President of Merchandising and Design
for Clive Daniel Homes agrees. She also recently received her LEED sustainability
certification. “We are happy to report that Clive Daniel Home is paying
attention to our environment and we care about the planet. We have designers
on staff who can help protect the environment through their wise choices
for customers. We care about today, knowing it will have an impact on the
homes of tomorrow,” she said. Craynon and Kolar are among a small group
of professional interior designers who have qualified for this special
earned a B.S. degree from the University of Cincinnati and owned her own
design firm in the Ohio area for three decades. She has received multiple
ASID awards for her design projects and taught interior design classes
in Ohio schools. She has also completed office spaces, reception areas,
entire buildings and restaurants.
or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally
recognized symbol of sustainability of achievement or green building certification.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the process offers third-party
verification that a building or community was designed and built using
strategies aimed at reducing energy and water usage, promoting better indoor
air quality, and improving quality of life.
used interchangeably, “sustainability and “green” are about creating places
that are environmentally responsible. “We are proud of Kay’s dedication
to increase her knowledge of green design and be able to share this information
with prospective customers,” added Kolar.
Daniel Home (www.CliveDaniel.com)
is an award-winning interior design and home furnishings retailer with
showrooms in Naples and Boca Raton, Florida. Contact Daniel Lubner at 239-292-3717.
Contact Kay Craynon at email@example.com.
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