Through sustainable interior design principles, we can lessen the negative environmental impact our society is causing and encourage a more sustainable way of living.
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Design for healthy environments
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental risks to human health. Products and materials with significant amounts of harmful emissions are the cause of indoor air pollution.
In order to increase indoor air quality, it is essential that a room's air circulate often and remain fresh. Carpets, contrary to popular assumption, also function as natural air filters. Carpets improve air quality by capturing airborne dust and retaining it until it is swept out.
Design for waste reduction
The world of design has been more conscious of the importance of sustainable thinking, and there is a growing interest in sustainable trends such as recycling, upcycling, and repurposing. Instead of dumping "outdated" goods while they are still useful, we may (and should) devise inventive ways to give them a new lease of life.
Design for longevity and flexibility
We should examine a material's lifespan before utilizing it, particularly for items that are prone to wear and tear, to reduce waste (such as flooring). Designing for longevity means making spaces that last and resisting the impulse to replace their design every few years. Quality, classics, simplicity, functionality are the best ways to establish timelessness.
Let's reduce our carbon footprints together!
At Ergonomia, we provide the best furniture pieces from brands that put sustainability as a top priority.