When we hear the words, “beautiful interior design”, it evokes an image that can vary greatly from person to person. It could be a wide-open space with clean lines and modern design elements or perhaps something more traditional and ornate. It may even have a nautical or coastal flair. Whatever your idea of beautiful is, have you ever considered that it could be so much more than just aesthetically pleasing?
Yes, design can be beautiful, but it can also go above and beyond that by incorporating non-toxic and energy efficient products into the plan. By doing so, you can improve your indoor air quality and create an eco-friendly, healthy home. By the way, those energy efficient products that you use can also save you money over time!! That’s what Sustainable Design is all about.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has created a Sustainable Design program called LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) and, like their website explains, designers who incorporate LEED principals into their designs are “transforming the way we think about how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe.” In general, it certifies that a LEED home conserves not just money, but energy, water, and other res