The Keilhauer Sustainable Design Education Fund Opens for IIDA Members
Keilhauer has recently introduced the Keilhauer Sustainable Design Education Fund as a part of its growing sustainability initiatives following the company’s global rebrand. The newly developed grant provides financial support for up to ten IIDA members per year successfully completing the LEED exam and seeking to practice sustainable design strategies.
Keilhauer’s annual sponsorship will 100% fund the exam costs of ten IIDA Student, Associate, or Professional members who have passed the LEED Green Associate or LEED AP exam. This award will be open twice annually, in the winter and summer, and will be awarded to five IIDA members per season.
“Keilhauer is proud to partner with IIDA on such an important initiative,” says Meghan Sherwin, Chief Marketing Officer at Keilhauer. “With the Keilhauer Sustainable Design Education Fund, we hope to encourage and inspire IIDA members to become LEED certified designers, in an effort to expand their knowledge and practice sustainability within their future projects.”
New Funding Offers an Opportunity for Those Pursuing Sustainable, Human-Centered Design
Managed through the IIDA Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit philanthropic organization with a mission to drive innovation and advancements in the commercial interior design field, the Keilhauer Sustainable Design Education Fund, together with IIDA’s NCIDQ Reimbursement Fund and WELL Sustainable Design Fund, offer IIDA members the opportunity for tuition reimbursement for seeking continuing education and certification in the industry.
According to the company, interior designers that are LEED certified demonstrate to clients and employers that they are dedicated to incorporating environmental sustainability and the health and safety of occupants in their practice, a key tenet of both IIDA and Keilhauer’s missions.
Earlier this month Keilhauer underwent a significant rebranding meant to better highlight the company’s goals in creating a more sustainable world through design with the new message ‘Design That Sustains.’
The company also won two sustainability awards for its Epix and Swurve as part of the Green Good Design Awards, and then more recently at NeoCon, the company also won Gold in the NeoCon Best Awards for its Forsi chair, as well as a Metropolis Likes award.
For more information about the IIDA Keilhauer Sustainable Design Education Fund, please visit https://iida.org/foundation/about-the-iida-sustainable-design-education-fund or contact IIDA’s Continuing Education Manager, Mary Tokar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.