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Important Environmental Considerations- when selecting materials January 29, 2009

Identifying the Origin of a Material helps you gain valuable background knowledge and help to know what to expect during the selection process, if it’s a renew-able resource, and projected lead times.   

 

“Safety in use can encompass indoor air quality and emissions as well as chemical optimization to assess for human and environmental health.” Dose it emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) or does it have a low level of VOC emissions?

 

Product life Cycle should be a consideration as well as if the manufacture offers a take-back program.  What will happen to it at the end of life cycle is it biodegradable or recyclable, or will it end up in a landfill? 

 

 

1.) BASKET WEAVER UPHOLSTERY
  environmental design
  extreme performance

Low Emitting, Alternative To PVC, Useful Life, Reutilization

80.00% RECYCLED POLYESTER
20.00% POLYURETHANE

 

2.) LINKS- DRAPERY
  environmental design
(C2C Gold certified)

Part of “the new Climatex® Lifecycle™ upholsteries (also C2C Gold) utilize new technological advancements to creating a fabrics with a luxurious hand and superior draping qualities”

http://www.dtex.com/files/50d9e3e6cbf140618499c5f9f9a2b9f6/environmental%20design%20collection.pdf

 3.) BERRY GRID 4X8- FUSION
  environmental design

(polyester resin panels)

60.00% PETG
40.00% PRECONSUMER RECY. PETG

Useful Life, Reutilization, Green Guard, Recycled Content, Low Emitting Reclamation Program

http://www.dtex.com/fusion_Product.aspx?f=35622

Posted By Kate Blanchfield

 

 

 

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Integration of Nature January 22, 2009

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Sustainable Health care Architecture in a book that focuses on Green and Sustainable design. By Integrating Nature  into a design helps maintain the environment, as well as, create a healthier and safer environment for the individual and the community.  Using curtain walls on the shell of a building to increases the level of available daylight is one example of Integrating Nature into a design as well as, keeping it green and sustainable.   The book provides a variety of example on green and sustainable design.  It provides information on the integrated design process,  health mission, as well as, the 4 key building strategies, which are water, energy, materials, and environmental quality, that Architects and Designers use to produce healthier and better designs for the community. 

 

Guenther, Robin. Sustainable Healthcare Architecture.

              Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2008 (129 – 154)

Rana Salah