Sustainable Residential InteriorsBook - 2007
An illustrated guide to "green" design strategies
"This is a book that many in the design community have been waiting for--a volume that clearly and succinctly lays out the strategies and tools at our disposal for creating interiors that will serve not only our clients' needs, but also those of the planet. Best of all, it's an inspiration to read, allowing each of us to see our way to becoming a part of the design solution needed for a sustainable future. If you are a designer, you need this book!"
--Sarah Susanka, FAIA, author of the Not So Big series and Home by Design
"This excellent book will benefit designers of residential interiors that incorporate sustainable design into their practices or are looking to begin to do so. Designers may be surprised by the variety of projects shown that are great examples of residential sustainable interiors."
--Bernadette Upton, ASID, LEED AP, founding member of the Sustainable Design Council and member of the Florida Green Building Coalition
Issues of sustainability and environmental consciousness have been increasingly important to designers of residential interiors. A leading firm that has built its expertise in addressing environmental concerns in residential interiors, Associates III presents solutions for the design practitioner in this book. Covering topics such as indoor air quality, identifying low-impact materials, conserving energy and water, and support of construction teams in reducing waste, Sustainable Residential Interiors provides designers with the necessary information and tools to integrate environmentally responsible design into their practice.
Sustainable Residential Interiors takes readers through an integrated design process, showing how sustainable principles and practices can be applied on virtually every level of interior design. Taking a practical, hands-on approach, this accessible and easy-to-understand resource guide includes:
- Visual examples of sustainable projects and applications
- Critical thinking about environmental issues within homes
- Guidelines for clients and project teams
- Helpful checklists for greening projects and specification
- In-depth information to promote understanding and assist in specifying interior finishes and furnishings
- Questions for manufacturers and vendors
- Effective methods of marketing sustainable design services
Baker & Taylor
"As college campuses and workplaces turn their attention to minimizing carbon footprints, sustainable design is an increasingly fashionable aspect of interior design and architecture. Sustainable Residential Interiors focuses on implementing 'Green' design practices and technologies that improve indoor environmental quality. This update to the prize-winning 1st Edition features extensive information on certifications, standards, and materials in compliance with the new LEED v4 rating system. Forward-thinking students and professionals who recognize the growing emphasis on 'Green' initiatives will gain the latest information on sustainable design in this book"--
Three representatives of the Denver-based sustainable design firm Associates III present this reference for interior designers on creating attractive, environmentally sustainable interiors. Abundant personal stories and visual examples enhance discussion of woods, finishes, metals, appliances, and other materials with regard to their source, the amount of energy used in production and maintenance, and how and when they are disposed of. General advice on "greening" interior design projects is also included. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)