Sustainable Building Interiors with Annette Stelmack
Sustainable Building Interiors illustrates how sustainable principles and practices can be applied on every level of interior design. Taking a practical, hands-on approach that focuses on green by design rather than green by device will cover strategies and tools at our disposal to create environmentally responsible design that serves our clients', the project team and also those of the planet.
The eight hour Sustainable Building Interiors workshop asks us to see our way to being a part of the design solution for a sustainable future and will cover all stages of sustainable project design and management.
The workshop will conclude with case studies from commercial and residential projects including a few from Annette's portfolio.
Annette has over 30 years in the building industry bringing sustainable practices to the planning, design, documentation, specification and implementation of commercial and residential interior projects. She has excelled in her work as a design leader, LEED® Accredited Professional, educator and author. Annette is part of the American Society of Interior Designers Distinguished Speaker Series and she is a USGBC LEED® Faculty? member.
In addition to running her own sustainable design consulting firm, Inspirit, LLC, Annette is a contributing editor for the ?Green Building Advisor' and a subject matter expert for REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines created jointly by ASID and USGBC. Her award winning work has been widely published and she was named one of the ?Top Ten Green Design Gurus' by Innovative Home magazine in spring of 2008.
Every participant will receive an autographed copy of Annette's award winning book ?Sustainable Residential Interiors' published in 2007 by Wiley & Sons.
The principal topics include:
- Working with the client and project team to set goals
- Integrative design process
- Greening projects and specifications
- Fixed interior finishes/architecture
- Interior furnishings
- Maintenance and operations
- Energy efficiency
- Water Conservation
- Qualifying products
- Minimizing job site waste
- Purchasing strategies and how to avoid "green washing"
- Client for life! (ie?business development)