Environmentally Responsible Interior Design attempts to minimize negative impact of design decisions on the environment. Consequently, this requires a commitment to choosing materials and energy sources that perpetuate a low impact on our built environment. For example, interior design choices that support environmentally responsible design may include the selection of materials such as sustainably renewable bamboo for floors, paints with zero VOCs that are environmentally friendly, something as simple as choosing recycled textiles, and/or attributes more complicated such as programmable lighting/audio visual systems combined with motorized window treatment systems that enhance the heating and cooling of a building.
“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”
-Henry David Thoreau
The Prince's Foundation for Building Community
Ms. Minnich is a registered professional practice member of the Prince's Foundation for Building Community.