Sustainability - not a description I love as we need to do more than simply to sustain - but it's a word that is familiar to my clients so I continue use it. For me ECO EFFICIENT / CONSCIOUSLY sourced are better decriptions for the types of specifying I help clients with their spaces.
We all know our part in the waste, carbon, water, plastics, exploitation problem - both of the planet's resources and people in the supply chains. I strongly feel it is a designer's duty to inherently deliver this a as part of projects - hence I wanted to get more involved with my professional body the British Institute of Interior Design - to share learnings with my industry as a whole.
I co-wrote this guide with my fellow committee members from the BIID. We hope it helps busy designers to navigate their way to more consciously sourced specifications for clients.
We also have a written a Sustainability Strategy and are guiding members on Carbon Reduction and Offsetting for their practices and work.
This guide is available now ...to ALL ...and FREE!