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A List for a healthier future

In a world where user-generated content and online Wikis are the norm, architect design firm Perkins+Will is making an attempt to make sustainability and healthy environments more easily achieved with the creation of its Precautionary List. Though not a proper Wiki-a Wiki being an open, online encyclopedia that anyone can add information to-the basic principles remain the same. The Precautionary List began as a resource for Perkins+Will team members to alleviate some of the difficulties when talking to vendors about the chemicals in their products. And given the list’s industry-wide value, opening it up to the public seemed to be an obvious and fruitful move.

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The HEALTHCARE DESIGN Connection on LinkedIn

HEALTHCARE DESIGN has expanded its online presence into the Web 2.0 phenomenon by creating a connection group on LinkedIn, a business-oriented social networking site. The HEALTHCARE DESIGN Connection gives readers the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, share information and resources, contribute thoughts on the magazine’s editorial direction, and stay up to date with news.

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