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Environmental movements around the world have sparked significant changes in how many industries operate, and the interior design industry is no exception – it seems that eco-friendly design is increasingly becoming favored in home decoration.
“Go green or go home” seems to be the new motto of many organizations around the world. With concern over the environment at an all-time-high, many groups have opted to review their methods of production in favor of pitching in on the enormous struggle to preserve our planet.
Many countries have already joined the campaign to make Earth a greener place. Some play their part by adopting energy-saving measures to reduce their respective carbon footprints, while others opt to recycle their waste more efficiently and help educate the people about waste management and the risks of pollution. There are some myriad ways that anyone can support great initiatives like these, and the interior design industry has its own spin on green:
For modern interior designers, a home’s beauty should now be more than meets the eye: sustainable design – also known as eco-design or green design – is the art of combining beautiful design techniques with methods to conserve and preserve the environment. Eco-design is a philosophy of sorts – one that revolves around the use and application of renewable, environmentally-friendly materials and construction methods with the purpose of minimizing the impact on the environment and reducing carbon footprints.
Believe it or not, sustainable design has been around since the 1970’s. However, it is now reaching unprecedented levels of adoption, thanks to the growing interest of the world’s population in preserving our planet.
Sustainable design is based on several important principles:
First and most importantly, eco-design must use non-toxic and sustainable materials, which means that they must be either recycled or produced in a way that has little to no impact on the environment. Some green materials that come to mind in this case include bamboo, cork, rubber, as well as recycled glass, cotton, and wool.
Despite the fact that sustainable design makes use of mostly recycled materials, their construction must be made to last. This is really important, since some manufacturers use materials in such a way that these wear down over a set span of time, prompting the owners to purchase replacements and spend more money than they otherwise would. This is not the case with eco-design – to qualify, products should be built to withstand the passage of time, so that your house or home lasts, and your local landfill receives less waste as a result of it.
Not only should the production methods of sustainable design eco-friendly, but their creations themselves should be designed to be as energy-efficient as possible. This is made possible by using specific techniques and energy-efficient appliances. Some examples include using condensing boilers or heat pumps to heat your water, aluminum radiators to provide heat in winter, and double glazing windows to minimize heat loss in your home.
Eco-friendly designs mean to create healthy environments by using natural resources as building blocks, which can result in better air quality, which can also help minimize airborne toxins. This means that many designers may have to resort to using alternatives to toxic adhesives or preservatives in construction processes.
Last but not least, sustainable design must also take into consideration the transport of materials, preferring locally sourced options. You see, even if a component is eco-friendly, this point is rendered moot if it has to be transported overseas or over large distances, generating pollution in the process.
In the past, if you wanted an eco-friendly home, you more often than not had to choose function over form. With the advent of eco-design, you no longer have to choose between function and form anymore; instead, you simply ask yourself: why not both?
With sustainable design, you can achieve that home of your dreams without causing further damage to the environment, and it’s as easy as using the right materials and techniques. Speaking of which, if you're in the UK and looking to build a house or do some home improvement, feel free to contact Honest John for help you find the best and eco-friendliest home improvement quotes in the area.
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