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  1. Positive ripples from my Climate Literacy Training

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    Last January I took Jen Gale of @sustainableish ‘s #ClimateLiteracy course. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

    With all CL courses, at the end you make a commitment to do something afterwards. One of mine was moving my pension to be more transparent and ethical (thank you @mindfulwealthuk ) another was to ask my software suppliers to help me to track carbon.

    So I asked Mydoma Studio ….and they listened and were completely supportive….and they have just added CO2e to then product information box to fill in.

    So now when I add a product to my digital library to use in projects, I can add the CO2e value and it is totalled up in the same way the monetary budget is 🎉✨

    Thank you so much for listening to Sarah, Dixie and the Mydoma Studio team!
    This seemly small chance is really going to help me to measure and reduce the impact of projects. I’m also hope it will serve as a nudge to fellow designers to use it and for our suppliers to give us the measurements too 💚

    Now I just need @freeagentapp to do the same so I can measure my business’s operational carbon! Surely I’m not the only business wanting to do that 🤔

    Chloe Bullock | Materialise Interiors — Animal, human and planet friendly interior design | Brighton’s award winning BIID Registered Interior Designer® | B Corp Certified® | Vegan Design Certified™ | PETA’s Compassionate Designer ‘23 | FRSA | interior design Sussex and South East | homes and businesses | #interiordesignerbrighton #interiordesignbrighton #interiordesignsussex #humancentreddesign #designforhealthandwellness #greendesign #responsibledesign #compassionateinteriordesign #sustainabledesign #ecodesign #consciousdesign #vegandesign #veganinteriordesign #regenerativedesign #materialiseinteriors #interiordesign #LivingFutureAccredited #bcorp

  2. I've finally won the BIID CPD Award!

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    CPD award 23 terrace at RIBA HQ


    Me with my BIID CPD award '23 on the terrace at the RIBA HQ in London yesterday ✨🎉
    I'm a big advocate for education. My retired parents worked in education.
    This profession is a pretty scary one without one. Interior design is unregulated, anyone can be an interior designer. It's a profession that requires a lot of learning. Apart from anything, we expose ourselves to risk when working for clients. Continued learning is essential in my opinion as is membership of the government recognised institute for our profession - the British Institute of Interior Design
    I'm extremely grateful for my free education, and am concerned for those who now can't seek out their potential in the way we were able. Course fees are so high. We did voice our concern and anger about it when fees and student loans came in. I worry we didn't do it enough though.
    I haven't stopped learning since leaving university 30 years ago.
    From converting to interior design to learning about business and marketing, to following all my interests within sustainability - exploring vegan design, human centric design and regenerative design, taking lots of courses to support that.
    Sharing knowledge (and collaborating!) is vital to speeding along change in the face of the climate and biodiversity crisis we are in.
    Please join us by signing the pledge at where we can help each other.
    THE reason for joining the BIID was to formalise this learning, supplemented by their own range of continuing professional development courses. I've diligently recorded all of my CPD every year - because for the whole 10 years I've been a member - I have wanted to win this CPD award - and now I have!!
    Thank you to my friend and past BIID president Lori Pinkerton Rollet for encouraging me to join all those years ago 😍
    Thank you too for all the support I've had from the BIID community for the book I'm writing for RIBA Publishing on sustainable interior design.
    And WELL DONE and THANK YOU to past president Susie Rumbold who received the Merit Award yesterday for all she has done for designers and our industry. I hope you've all bought a copy of the BIID Interior Design Project Book!
  3. Now Living Future Accredited

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    For the last year I've been studying the Living Building Challenge curriculum - which is a whole host of courses on Regenerative Design...

    1. Living Building Challenge - Full, Imperative and Petal certification - for new, existing buildings, interior and landscapes
    2. Living Community Challenge - regenerative communities
    3. Living Product Challenge - regenerative and social just products
    4. Biophilic Design
    5. Healthy Materials
    6. Urban Agriculture
    7. Core Green Building Certification
    8. Declare label - ‘nutrition label’ for healthier building materials and products
    9. Just label - Tools to promote corporate transparency and employee engagement while helping to create a better, more socially just and equitable world
    10. Reveal label - high performance building energy label
    11. Zero Carbon - standard to measure actual decarbonisation of a building design - embodied and operational
    12. Zero Energy - independently verified highly efficient buildings that rely only on clean energy from the sun, wind or earth 


    Learning through case studies I've learnt "what good looks like". 

    The study has deepened my understanding and knowledge of regenerative design, along with appreciation of the wide span of tools to use to certify products, projects and communities provided by the International Living Future Institute.  I'm now Living Future Accredited.