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Environmentally responsible design has long been of interest—and has become a priority in order to offset the effects of global warming and soaring energy costs. While many people are aware of "green" design, the concept of sustainable development is far more complex. Sustainable Design for Interior Environments is the first comprehensive textbook on the subject and is intended for students and instructors as well as practicing designers, architects, contractors, and facility managers. Introductory chapters provide a thorough grounding in environmental concerns, including the ways in which resources are affected and depleted and the development and effects of legislation. These principles are then put into practice. Strategies for working with natural resources, managing air quality and contaminants, and using different materials are discussed—everything from directing sunlight and determining acoustics to the choice of flooring and fabrics. Case studies incorporate hands-on activities to lead students through the design process. Thorough, transformative, and tough, Sustainable Design is the gold-standard text on one of today's most important issues in design.
Susan M. Winchip is a professor of interior and environmental design in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State University. She has published monographs and in several academic journals, including Journal of Interior Design Education and Research, Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, Quality in Higher Education, and the College Student Journal. She has received several instructional development grants from the College of Applied Science and Technology, and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at Illinois State University.
•Introduction to Sustainable Development
•Regulations, Programs, and Organizations
•Transformational Sustainable Principles and Strategies
•Building and Product Assessment Standards
•Consumption of Natural Resources
•Indoor Environmental Quality
•Building Components, Finishes, and Furnishings
•Commercial and Residential Interiors
•Management and the Initial Phases of the Design Process
•Design Process: Design Phases
•Design Process: Final Phases