In this edition of Construct Ireland, designer Nicola Jones provided her reasoning for the importance of sustainable design in both residential and commercial projects. Whilst in Ireland, Nicola was the first interior designer accepted into EASCA (Environmental and Sustainable Construction Association of Ireland).
Title: Inner Sanctum
Date: November/December 2009
Publication: Construct Ireland – Issue 10, Vol 4
Content: Having recently been accepted into EASCA, the Environmental and Sustainable Association of Ireland, I was interviewed by Jeff from Construct Ireland. Read my thoughts on sustainable homes, Classical Feng Shui and our responsibility to protect the planet.
Extract: What to your mind, does green interior design encompass? “The green approach is simply ‘responsible design’; having a responsibility to sustain life and land with every design decision made. ‘Green’ is an umbrella term for a myriad of elements considered as part of the design process, whether lifecycle analysis, reducing landfill, buying local, downsizing, salvage, re-purposing, heirloom design, anti-allergy, reducing VOCS or daylighting for productivity. These are to name a mere few. Green interior design pulls away from changing trends and synthetic culture, returning to a more traditional, local and natural way of living. “