Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Green home

Posted: 04 Sep 2012 06:01 AM PDT

It used to be a rarified few who were interested in green principles for their homes. Now, it's commonplace, and it's common for interior design clients to expect their designers to know about green design. We're talking about low carbon impact, sustainability, using recycled materials, saving energy (in some cases, generating it with wind, solar, passive solar, and geothermal systems), reducing the use and wastage of water, and other means to lessen our homes' impact on the environment. A good designer is able to help a client select building materials, furnishings, and home systems that are eco friendlier. That might mean utilizing  local-made materials that save transportation costs, using natural and sustainable materials, and covering the walls with no-VOC paints.  

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