Illustrated Guide to Green Design Strategies for Residential
By Kari Foster, Annette
Stelmack, Debbie Hindman, Associates III
Learn Green Design
Strategies for Sustainable Residential Interiors
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!"
--Sarah Susanka, FAIA, author of the Not So Big series and Home by
"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."
--Bernadette Upton, ASID, LEED AP, founding member of the
Sustainable Design Council and member of the Florida Green Building
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
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
- Visual examples of sustainable projects
- Critical thinking about environmental
issues within homes
- Guidelines for clients and project teams
- Helpful checklists for greening projects
- In-depth information to promote
understanding and assist in specifying interior finishes and
- Questions for manufacturers and vendors
- Effective methods of marketing
sustainable design services
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From Sustainable Residential Interiors (PDF)
About The Authors:
The Denver-based firm Associates III, which specializes in
eco-responsible residential interiors, was selected in 2003 and 2005
by Interiors & Sources magazine as one of the "Great Places to Work"
because the firm practices what it preaches. Author of the ASID
publication Turning Green: A Guide to Becoming a Green Design Firm,
Associates III won an ASID Colorado chapter Interior Design Award in
both 2004 and 2005 for best sustainable residential projects.
Kari Foster, the owner and principal designer of
Associates III for thirty-five years, has two decades of experience
in the design of sustainable interiors.
Annette Stelmack, ASID Allied Member, is an interior
designer who helped to start the Colorado chapter of the U.S. Green
Building Council in 2002 and served as its 2005–2006 chapter
Debbie Hindman, who manages the marketing for Associates
III has been a researcher and coeditor for four editions of the
Sustainable Design Resource Guide for Colorado and the Western
Mountain Region since 1990. She is an adjunct faculty member of
interior design at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.
Table of Contents:
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of Contents (PDF)
Inspiration for Change.
- Chapter 1. Why Be Sustainable.
- Chapter 2. Inspiring Stories.
- Chapter 3. Inspiring Projects.
Application and Process.
- Chapter 4. Greening Projects.
- Chapter 5. Greening Specifications.
- Chapter 6. Concrete.
- Chapter 7. Masonry.
- Chapter 8. Metals.
- Chapter 9. Wood and Composites.
- Chapter 10. Openings: Doors and Windows.
- Chapter 11. Finishes.
- Chapter 12. Specialties.
- Chapter 13. Equipment: Appliances and Office Equipment.
- Chapter 14. Mechanical: Plumbing.
- Chapter 15. Electrical: Lighting and Ligt Fixtures.
- Chapter 16., Furnishings.
Adopting a New Vision.
- Chapter 17. Green Business Development.
- Chapter 18. Sustaining Life.