Learn the principles and practice of sustainable interiordesign
Covering everything from theory to current practices, eightleading design educators present the tools and knowledge needed toimplement an environmentally responsible approach for any interiordesign project. It opens with a broad perspective on globalsustainability followed by a timeline of human and environmentalinteractions. This sets the stage for the book's coverage of theday-to-day issues of environmentally responsible interior design,including:
Indoor air quality
Environmentally responsible lighting design
Energy and water issues
Evaluation and specification of interior finishes andfurnishings
United States Green Building Council and LEED certification
The author sets forth and examines a variety of essential designstandards and philosophies, including LEED-CI, William McDonough's"Cradle to Cradle," Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide, and EnergyStar®. The final part of the book is dedicated to two in-depthcase studies that demonstrate how the principles and practicesdiscussed in the book have been successfully put into action.Throughout the presentation, detailed illustrations enable you tobetter understand how environmentally responsible design works. Abibliography at the end of the book leads you to additionalresources.
Armed with this book as a reference, students and professionalinterior designers will make sound design decisions thatincorporate the principles of sustainability with aesthetics andfunctional requirements.