WIT Press


CRITERIA FOR SUSTAINABLE INTERIOR DESIGN SOLUTIONS

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC170271

Volume

223

Pages

12

Page Range

311 - 322

Published

2017

Size

264 kb

Author(s)

WAEL RASHDAN, AYMAN FATHY ASHOUR

Abstract

Interior designers around the world have developed a greater awareness of sustainable strategies as the demand for sustainable interior design solutions has increased. Most traditional interior design construction processes have an adverse environmental impact due to the significant consumption of natural resources during manufacturing and installation. In this context, interior designers have the opportunity to adopt sustainable design practices and enhance healthy indoor air quality. They can adhere to sustainable solutions through their choices during the design realization phase, including decisions on materials selection, construction methods, furnishing, and lighting. Despite the abundance of sustainable design research, few studies have addressed the criteria for interior design sustainability. Determining selection criteria for sustainable interior design solutions is important in assisting responsible interior designers. Hence, the objective of this research is to propose a set of criteria for selecting sustainable interior design solutions based on a comprehensive literature review. The paper concludes by reinforcing the importance of having a functional and effective set of criteria to ensure consistent sustainable interior design solutions.

Keywords

interior design, sustainability, sustainable interior design, sustainable solution criteria