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Environmentally Responsible Design: Green and Sustainable Design for Interior Designers

ISBN: 978-0-471-76131-0
432 pages
October 2008
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At last, there's an authoritative guide to help interior designers apply green- building and sustainability applications to their environments. Sustainable Interior Design expertly introduces the principles of environmentally responsible design for interior environments. This useful reference provides beginning designers and experienced professionals alike with a comprehensive survey that coverers everything from theoretical approaches to current practices. It helps designers understand the environmentally responsible approach and make design decisions that are ethical and do not harm the world?s environment.
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PART I: Environmentally Responsible Interior Design (ERID). Global Sustainability: The Big Picture. What is ERID? Why is ERID important? Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). Energy and Water Issues. PART II: Evaluation of Interior Finishes and Furnishings. Evaluation Instruments. Certification Programs. US Green Building Council (USGBC). ERID Specifications. Specification of ER Products PART III: Case Studies. Part IV Resources.
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Dr. Louise Jones, LEED AP, is Professor Emeritus at Eastern Michigan University where she directed the Interior Design Program. An internationally acclaimed author and speaker, she served on the Executive Board for IIDA’a Green Design Initiative and was the lead interior designer on the Marshall Building, a environmentally responsible design demonstration project, which was evaluated using the Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide.
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  • Deals with the hottest and most urgent issue in interior design education.

  • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of green/sustainable design, including  Indoor Environmental Quality, Energy and Water Issues, and the Evaluation and Specification of Interior Finishes and Furnishings.

  • Considers a variety of systems and design philosophies, including LEED-CI, Cradle to Cradle, Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide, and Energy Star®.

  • Case studies supply real-world successes in the environmentally responsible design of interiors.

  • Includes contributions by leading educators, including Dorothy Fowles, Anna Marshall-Baker, Helena Moussatche, and Linda Nussbaumer.

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“With plenty of black-and-white pictures, diagrams, charts, a significant glossary, and substantial bibliography, this volume has no shortage of supporting information.” (Choice Reviews, June 2009)
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