As Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.”

Ever wondered how much of a destruction our nation is for the environment? Or, what can be done to possibly reduce the impact? Well, sustainability design comes into play to help resolve this issue!

How are Interior Designers Reducing Environmental Impact?

Robin Wilson, founder of Robin Wilson Home, has set one of the greatest examples for people to use hypoallergenic furnishings to create a safe atmosphere. Robin claims,

“Demand was grounded in a concern for the earth, but was also a way to make a fashion statement.”

So, why not dedicate some time and consider switching to eco-friendly pieces of furniture and décor? Companies are eager to address health benefits of their products to foster the trust and loyalty of their customers, which in turn, produces greater revenues down the road.

Bloomberg L.P., a financial software company, decided to build a new headquarters in London with a goal to make a statement for sustainability and present a new way of saving energy. The company, along with the architectural firm, Foster + Partners, took a risk and


implemented sustainability solutions into their project. A rain collection system on the roof, vacuum drainage toilets, and eco-friendly heating and cooling systems will start a new era of design. A promise to reduce water consumption by 73% and energy consumption by 35% sets a high bar for its competitors and may eventually lead to creating new innovative decisions.

What can you do to start the impact?

Well, take a step forward by getting certified in LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. A great certification program that concentrates on improving environmental factors, such as energy savings, water efficiency, safe material selection, and much more.  Emphasizing designs centered around humankind’s attraction to nature can bring positive changes to our health and well-being, improve a company’s brand image,

protect the ecosystem, control natural resources, and much more.

Have you incorporated eco-design in your projects?  Do you think this is going to continue to change the design and furniture industries?  If so, please tell us more in the comments below.