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Sustainability in Interior Design by Siân Moxon

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CHAPTER 3 KEY ISSUES TO UNDERSTAND

Introducing the key issues Energy

In this chapter, we will set out the effects of building systems, materials, and construction methods on the key environmental issues that we outlined in Chapter 1. We will then explore how to make sustainable design choices about energy and water systems, products, and assemblies for interior projects.

When developing sustainable designs, the main elements to consider are energy and water use, materials, and building techniques. Designers can easily influence these areas through design and specification, and each has a major environmental impact.

Energy, both that used to run a completed interior and ...

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