Interior Design and Sustainable Strategies: More Than Just Material Selection!
How do current LEED standards impact the interior designer? At times the Interior Designer can feel out of the loop when working to create a sustainable project. The focus is on the architectural shell and HVAC systems with the Interior Designer left to "material selection" duties.
Join us for a discussion on the necessity of the Interior Designer's role in planning and using strategies for efficient lighting, including day lighting, and space planning, water and energy efficient fixtures, and material options. As the spokesperson for conscious design choice and planning, the Designer is also an integral piece in insuring interior air quality.
You'll learn how to find local installers and distributors, work with lead times, and effectively manage shipping and crating fees while keeping an overall eye on the potential added costs and project budget.
After all, the designer IS a renewable resource.
Laura Birns, ASID, LEED AP
Laura Birns Design
Laura is the principal of Laura Birns Design. She has twenty years of experience in both residential and commercial interior design. Laura is a professional member of The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), which is the largest professional interior design organization in the world. She is also a CCIDC certified interior designer in the state of California.
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 - 6:30 ~ Networking and open buffet of heavy hors d'oeuvres
6:30 ~ Program begins
8:00 - 8:30 ~ Networking
The Soledad Club
5050 Soledad Road
San Diego, CA 92109
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Content for this session provides a one (1) hour, non LEED specific, GBCI CE credit for credentialed LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Associates.