With a long list of summer projects, like tearing down wallpaper and painting, I started thinking how to green the process. Are there sustainable designers to turn to for advice?
Then I came across this article on Houzz, “5 Things LEED Interior Designers Want You To Know.”
In the article, Houzz contributor Laura Gaskill points out that LEED interior designers are professionals on a mission. Gaskill explains, “The goal is to create spaces that are both more sustainable for the planet and healthier for the people living in them.”
This is what I like to hear. Sustainability doesn’t have to be confusing. Making green choices can be simple.
Here are four of the driving forces behind LEED interior designers according to Gaskill:
1. Green design doesn’t sacrifice style
2. Don’t be fooled by green labels
3. A healthy home makes for a happy home
4. Embrace the hand-me-downs
Whether or not you personally want to become LEED certified, you can still use sustainable strategies in your home. Don’t let the green label stand in the way of using the best practices for the planet and your family.
Would you consider working toward a LEED certification? Want to know more about what LEED interior designers do? Share your thoughts below.