Sustainable Commercial Interiors. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 3984110
  • Book
  • 432 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Fully revised for the new LEED v4 Rating System, Sustainable Commercial Interiors, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide to sustainable design practices for commercial interiors. Coauthors Penny Bonda and Katie Sosnowchik, along with Summer Minchew, share their passion for environmental advocacy while offering designers and architects the philosophical and technical knowledge necessary to improve not only the indoor environment, but the world beyond the walls as well.

This second edition organized to incorporate the LEED Green Building Rating System offers useful discussions about best practice approaches to commercial interior design as they relate to water use, energy use, material selection, and indoor air quality. Fifteen brand new case studies have been added to demonstrate real–life examples of great green design approaches for an array of commercial projects. It also explores the latest advancements in materials, finishes and furnishings and presents a review of green design tools including standards, certification programs and other product resources. As a bonus, 13 inspiring visionaries share their unique knowledge through insightful essays.

Sustainable Commercial Interiors is based on the premise that designers, with their power to create, have a special responsibility to maintain an awareness of global sustainability issues. It presents a holistic perspective for both established and aspiring green–minded designers alike to understand the significant differences between standard interior design practice and designing for sustainability.

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Foreword Alex Wilson ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

INTRODUCTION 1

Why We Wrote This Book 1

What You ll Find 1

Our Hopes for the Future 3

1 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE 5

Sustainability Defined and Refined 6

Defining Green 8

What Is Green Design? 15

Overcoming the Obstacles to Sustainability 23

The Integrated Profession 30

Integrating Sustainability Into Your Design Practice: an Essay by Kendall Wilson 30

Making Integrated Design Work 33

The Design Charrette 38

Taking the Mystery Out of Commissioning 41

Commissioning the Interior Project: an Essay by Jay Enck 42

2 GLOBAL ISSUES: AN OVERVIEW 45

As the Earth Warms 46

Living Lightly on the Land 49

Wet Gold 55

Want Not, Waste a Lot 58

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Still Green? an Essay by Alice Liao 65

Healthy Buildings, Healthy People 68

Bio–Inspired Design: What Can We Learn from Nature? an essay by Judith Heerwagen 71

The Journey Ahead an Essay by Bill Reed 79

3 SITES, WATER, AND ENERGY 83

Site Sustainability Matters: an essay by Gina Bocra 84

Matters of Site 86

Reducing Water Use 91

Optimizing Energy Use 101

Energy Efficiency in an Interiors Project: an essay by Marcus Sheffer 103

Lighting 108

Heating and Cooling 126

4 THE MATERIALS MAZE 133

Navigating the Materials Maze 134

Ask More Questions: an Essay by by Nadav Malin 135

Life Cycle Studies: A Comparison 144

Toxins 152

A Guide to Researching Sustainable Materials: an essay by Jean Hansen 159

Transparency or Not 161

Natural Versus Synthetic Materials 168

Furnishings and Finishes: An Overview 172

Ceilings 196

Green Product Trends: an essay by Wanda Lau 198

5 THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT 203

The Air That We Breathe 205

Interior Design: First Step toward Providing Good IAQ: an Essay by Marilyn Black 205

The Elusive Thermal Comfort 216

Noise: The Other Pollutant 218

Let There Be (Day)light 221

Why Daylighting?: an essay by Nancy Clanton 222

The Importance of Views 235

6 THE TOOLS OF OUR TRADE 241

Green Building Organizations, Rating Systems, and Design Guides 246

Product Standards and Certifications 271

Green Product Information Programs 291

Specifications 298

Four Steps to Greening Your Specifications: an essay by Ross Speigel 298

The Sustainable Library 301

7 THE BUSINESS CASE FOR GREEN DESIGN 303

Building a Tangible Symbol 305

Making the Case 308

The Economics of a Green Work Space: an essay by Bill Browning 313

An Integrated Whole 329

8 THE BUSINESS CASE FOR GREEN DESIGN 331

What Do Green Professionals Do? An Essay by Holley Henderson 332

Great Expectations 333

U.S. Green Building Council Headquarters, Washington, D.C. 333

Dynamic Energy 340

Cannon Design, Chicago, Illinois 340

Repurpose with Style 345

HDR, San Francisco, California 345

Engage and Express 349

RTKL Associates Inc., Washington, DC 349

The Three Cs 352

HOK Chicago, Illinois 352

Adaptive Reuse 357

Perkins+Will, Atlanta, Georgia 357

9 SUBSTANCE AND STYLE 361

A Bit of Britain in Manhattan 362

BBC Worldwide Americas, New York, New York 362

Respecting the Past, Providing for the Future 366

Federal Center South, 1202 Building, Seattle, Washington 366

The Healing Properties of Nature 372

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia 372

High Tech, High Touch 376

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Academic Library, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 376

True to Its Roots 382

J. W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas 382

Big Impact in a Small Footprint 386

Welch Allyn, Inc., Skaneateles Falls, New York 386

Collaborative Cube 391

Kaleida Health Gates Vascular Institute/SUNY at Buffalo Clinical Translational Research Center, Buffalo, New York 391

GLOSSARY 395

RESOURCES 403

Print 403

TedX Talks 404

Internet Resources 404

INDEX 409

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