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Principles of Sustainable Interior Design

Principles of Sustainable Interior Design

With the impact of climate change, society has been becoming more conscious of the significance of eco-friendly interior design. Thus, an increasing number of clients are requesting a more sustainable approach to their projects.
We have a significant impact on the sustainability of our environment because we determine which materials and products will be utilized and set the precedent for how people interact with their surroundings in an environmentally responsible manner.

Through sustainable interior design principles, we can lessen the negative environmental impact our society is causing and encourage a more sustainable way of living.

Design for low environmental impact
Selecting eco-friendly materials and goods is crucial for sustainability. Wood, wool, and stone are obvious choices, but we must remember to handle natural resources properly.
Choose materials that are renewable and responsibly extracted. Labels, standards, and certifications can help you identify eco-friendly products and verify their authenticity. TB Contract works with amazing brands such as ROLS who has created a line of rugs made from recovered fishing nets and PET plastic bottles. 

Design for energy efficiency
Energy usage is one of the most significant drivers to global warming. Due to energy consumption, a significant portion of the world's greenhouse gas emissions are produced by buildings. Architects and interior designers may do a great deal to increase the energy efficiency of a building, primarily by reducing the amount of energy required for heating, lighting, operating appliances, etc. and by equipping the building with sustainable, non-carbon-based energy. 

FLOS has a collection of sustainable lighting pieces that would be great for your next project.

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.