Green Interior Design
& Eco-Friendly Products
 
 
 
Green Interior Design is available from Nest of Grand TraverseAre you interested in Green Design? NEST of Grand Traverse utilizes guidelines and check lists developed by ASID to develop green interior design solutions. The American Society of Interior Designers’ Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council have partnered on the development of best practice guidelines and targeted educational resources for sustainable residential improvement projects. ASID terms these types of projects as “ReGreen”.
  Starting a new project? NEST refers to the publication “Turning Green: a Guide to Becoming a Green Design Firm”. It’s written by members of a Denver-based interior design firm in conjunction with the American Society of Interior Designers. This partnership has created a guide to design Green spaces without compromising style. The pamphlet offers product recommendations and guidelines as well as a step-by-step process to turn your space into an eco-friendly environment. NEST prides itself on carrying a variety of eco-friendly furniture and         home accessory lines that are stylish and fashion forward.
 
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 “ReGreen” Evaluation List - What Makes a Product Green:

Is there a written, working environmental policy in place?
Is it easy to find on the manufacturer's Web site or product literature?
 
Does this policy strive to make important mprovements            
in manufacturing, reducing and reusing first, then recycling?
 
Do they comply with their industry’s voluntary testing programs?
 
 What are the raw materials used to create the product?
 
And where do they come from?
 
Did the materials come from renewable resources?
 
Is the manufacturing process energy efficient?
 
Does the manufacturing process release harmful
substances?
 
Are adhesives needed to make the product viable?
 
What are they using?
 
Are coatings or finishes needed to make the product viable?
 
What are they using?
 
Does the product nurture the health and well-being of its occupants?
 
Does the product do the job well?
 
How much energy does it use?
 
Does the product release VOCs? At what rate?
 
How is the product packaged and transported?
 
How is the product installed and maintained?
 
Does it have a color or texture that can lead to reduced lighting energy or an expanded range of thermal comfort conditions?
 
Can the product be maintained in a benign manner?
 
Using safe cleaning products?
 
Is the product durable? Biodegradable? Recyclable?
 
Can the parts be separated for recycling?
 
Can it be made into something else?
 
 Can the product be returned to its manufacturer at the end of its useful life?
 

Does the manufacturer provide an expected life cycle on this product?

  Green Design Can be Beautiful...
 
 
 
 

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