This video, articles, websites and library eBooks provide great information on the topic of sustainability in interior design.
This video by Brad Roell, from Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath, discusses the impacts construction and renovation are having on the environment. He states that manufacturers are beginning to realize the negative impact renovations are having and are creating products like low flow toilets and programmable thermostats. He recommends three areas of change to help the environment for kitchen and bath design: 1) energy usage, 2) water usage and 3) materials. He provides examples of off-gassing cabinetry and the reuse of older materials.
Although environmentally sustainable interior design (ESID) has become a major issue in interior design practice, according to the literature the frequency with which interior designers make sustainable choices in real practice is still limited, particularly where materials selection is concerned. This research aimed to develop a comprehensive understanding of what constitutes a sustainable material choice andsubsequently undertake a study of the current supply of and demand for green, sustainable and Fair Trade (GSFT) products for interiordesign practice.
Interior design is a profession that serves for the human habitation in the environment. In the context of human needs, there are many different dimensions and levels of satisfaction. This study aims to discuss the interior design elements in the dimension of sustainability. The practice of interior design is also considered in the context of sustainability
The USGBC developed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) which is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
Unsustainable’ is a digital magazine consisting of carefully curated pieces of writing, photography, and occasionally video, all related to issues of sustainability and equality. It is delivered through this website and is completely free. This article discusses that in recent years, individuals and global leaders have opened up a conversation about consumer behaviour and the impact that this will have on future generations. This has forced interior designers and home decor brands to start thinking about how their work will impact the world.
The environmental impact of interior architecture and design practice is immense, and this book highlights the need for designers to adapt the way they work and relearn the lessons lost. A comprehensive reference book for anyone wanting to work in interior design, this book introduces ideas of sustainability while encouraging and inspiring readers with positive, creative, and practical alternatives.
Discover new approaches to green design and sustainable building with this comprehensive guide There's a substantial amount of information designers and architects need to understand about sustainability and commercial projects, especially as expectations for professionals in the industry become clearer. Luckily, the second edition of Sustainable Commercial Interiors has been revamped to serve as a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to understand the latest in green and sustainable design.