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The environmental impact of interior architecture and design practice is immense. This book highlights the need for designers to adapt the way they work and relearn lessons that have been lost.

Contrary to many preconceptions, sustainable design can be sophisticated and stylish. And by its nature, a sustainable approach means considering the whole life cycle of a project and therefore improving the functionality, quality, human enjoyment and, in the long term, bringing real social and economic benefits. This book has examples, techniques, and historical and contemporary case studies, all supported by useful resources and links.

A comprehensive reference book for anyone wanting to work in this area, Siân Moxon aims to introduce the ideas behind sustainability to design students while they are formulating their understanding of the industry, encouraging and inspiring them with positive, creative and practical alternatives.