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  1. Sustainable Interior Design Done By: Fatma Al Mehairi ID: 200322168

  2. Contents • What is “Sustainable Design?” • Why Sustainable Design? • Sustainable Design Principles • Energy Sources • LEED • Materials • Green Products • Examples

  3. What is “Sustainable Design?” • Sustainable design (also referred to as eco-design or green design) is an essential aspect of design these days. It is the fastest growing sector in the design industry and a growing number of potential clients expect and demand it. Increasingly, Interior Designers embrace the opportunity to meet consumer demand and create interior spaces that have a healthier impact on their clients and a lesser impact on the environment whilst improving their own living/working environment.

  4. Why Sustainable Design? • The required aim of sustainable design is to produce places, products and services in a way that reduces use of non-renewable resources, minimizes environmental impact, and relates people with the natural environment. • Sustainable design is general reaction to the global "environmental crisis", i.e., rapid growth of economic activity and human population, depletion of natural resources, damage to ecosystems and loss of biodiversity. The appearance is that our growing use of the earth has exceeded the sustainable limits of the earth importantly because of continually increasing investment in limiting the resources.

  5. Sustainable Design Principles Sustainable design principles include the ability to: • Optimize site potential; • Minimize non-renewable energy consumption; • Use environmentally preferable products; • Protect and conserve water; • Enhance indoor environmental quality; and • Optimize operational and maintenance practices.

  6. Energy Sources • Non-renewable: Oil, Coal, Gas • Renewable: Solar Energy, Wind, Water

  7. LEED • The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. Since its inception in 1998, LEED has grown to encompass over 14,000 projects in 50 US States and 30 countries covering 1.062 billion square feet (99 km²) of development area. • Individuals recognized for their knowledge of the LEED rating system are permitted to use the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) acronym after their name, indicating they have passed the accreditation exam given by the USGBC.

  8. Materials • Plastics. • Glass. • Paper. • Aluminum & Steel

  9. Green Products http://www.greenhome.com/

  10. Examples The Great Mosque of Djenné in Mali (Timbuktu, Mali)

  11. Examples Tunisia, Berber Village built with mud brick Abha, KSA. Traditional houses built with mountain stones

  12. Sources • http://www.ethicsgirls.co.uk/sustainabledesign • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_design • http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentId=8154&contentType=GSA_OVERVIEW • http://www.nps.gov/dsc/dsgncnstr/gpsd/toc.html • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadership_in_Energy_and_Environmental_Design • http://www.neo.ne.gov/home_const/factsheets/recycled_const_mat.htm • http://www.greenhome.com • James Wines. Green Architecture. Taschen, Italy.2000