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Green Design

Design for the Environment 2010

The 5th Annual Design for the Environment green/sustainable trade show will take place on Thursday, March 24th from 12:30 - 2:30 pm in the Galleria of 10 St. James Avenue

A special thanks goes to the Interior Design Council and organizers of the event, as well as CB Richard Ellis for the use of the Galleria. 


What is Green Design?

Green buildings are designed to maximize the efficiency of energy and water systems and the use of recycled materials in construction. Sustainable structures minimize environmental impact of construction and operation and have interior environments that are beneficial to the inhabitants health and well-being.

What does it mean to design for the environment?

The design community, along with society as a whole, has become aware that a new, more "bio-friendly" approach design must be taken if we are to stop polluting our earth, wasting energy and resources and jeopardizing the health of all species. Design firms are looked to for expertise in these areas and educated designers must be conversant with both design strategies and building technologies associated with environmentally responsible structures and spaces. Those designers who adapt and respond to changing global energy and resource issues through sustainable design will pursue their profession in a socially and environmentally responsible way.