It's less than 10 days until the G+ Interior Design Community will host it's first ever Sustainability Summit. Our incredible panel of speakers is worth the price of admission already (especially since it's totally free), but I wanted to give you a peek inside what we'll be discussing in just 9 days.
Everyone comes to the sustainability conversation from a different level of experience. So we thought it would be most helpful to come at this conversation from a very high level. KoAnn Skrzyniarz the CEO of Sustainable life Media and Sustainable Brands is going to start us off with a high level discussion of where the market for sustainable products and services is today and how it's shifted in the last few years. From there Julie Urlaub of Taiga Company will talk about the current strategies around brand communications when it comes to getting greener.
From the Market to Making Greener Design Happen
Having established the market for sustainable design, we'll dive deeper. If you want to make your next project more sustainable, where do you start? That's where we turn to Lauren Sparandara of DNV KEMA to give us a break down on the science behind building and designing green. She'll delve into LEED and the changes coming with LEED v4.
Then we'll get a real-world example from Heidi Vassalotti of Crossville Tile who will talk about how her company went from green in spirit to green in practice and what you should look for when trying to specify green products on your job.
From Green Markets to Sustainable Building All the way To Sustainable Interior Design with Rachel Hulan
Having talked about the market for green and science behind sustainable building, it's time to talk to an interior designer dedicated to sustainable design. Rachel Hulan is going to give us an overview of her process and how she makes design choices that are not only beautiful but better for the planet.
From there we'll have open discussion and follow up questions. Want to contribute to the questions for our panel? Let us know in the G+ Interior Design Community or post a tweet with the hashtag #IDCSusty.