Sustainable Residential Interiors
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 13, 2012 - Architecture - 448 pages
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!"
"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."
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 applicationsCritical thinking about environmental issues within homesGuidelines for clients and project teamsHelpful checklists for greening projects and specificationIn-depth information to promote understanding and assist in specifying interior finishes and furnishingsQuestions for manufacturers and vendorsEffective methods of marketing sustainable design services