8 Great Resources for Designing Healthy Spaces

Whether you call it sustainability, eco-friendly, healthy living, well-being, or green, the movement to create the best possible spaces for the health of our environment, body, and mind is as important as ever!

According to ASID’s March 2015 survey:

40 percent of interior design projects in 2015 included sustainable elements either requested by the client, or suggested by the designer.

Sustainability is no longer just about nature, nor should it be, sustaining our well-being is of equal importance!

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee created circulation paths that helped to promote walking and overall connectivity throughout their suburban campus. Photo courtesy of DudaPaine Architects.

As reported by ASID in their “Interior Design 2015/2016 Outlook and State of the Industry” the fast-moving Sustainability sub-trend, “Designing for Healthy Behaviors” is becoming increasingly integrated into the concept of sustainability. The report states,

There is already overlap between the WELL Building and LEED standards. Where many have interpreted the term ‘sustainability’ to mostly mean reducing environmental impact, it seems that a broader interpretation of the concept is spreading. ‘Green Building Certification Institute today announced a formal collaboration that will…demonstrate that green building and health and wellness go hand in hand.’ (USGBC Press Release, April 3, 2014, www.usgbc.org) Perhaps we’ll see more formal integration of the standards and concepts in the future.

We look forward to seeing this integration continue!

To learn more about healthy design and find sustainable products check out the following great resources:

And be sure to check out the gorgeous sustainable furnishings by P`C members: Vervano, Teak Me Home, and Smilow Furniture!

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