New Resource for Sustainable Commercial Interiors Now Available
In the second edition of Sustainable Commercial Interiors, authors Penny Bonda and Katie Sosnowchik, working with Summer Minchew, have delivered a comprehensive guide for both new and veteran designers looking to understand the latest in green and sustainable design for commercial interiors.
Fully revised from the book's original edition, and published by John Wiley & Sons, this resource includes design strategies and frameworks based on the new LEED v4 rating system. You'll find information on many essential topics in the industry, such as global environmental issues, water and energy usage, materials, furnishings, finishes, product standards, and certifications. New to this edition is substantiation of the connections between human health and buildings and the evolving transparency initiatives within the industry. Content was chosen to provide the philosophical and technical knowledge needed to improve not only the indoor environment, but the world beyond the walls as well.
This book demonstrates not only what the potential is for sustainability in the built environment, but is helping make it commonplace, writes BuildingGreen founder Alex Wilson in the book's foreword.
"We have learned a tremendous amount in the past few decades, and improvements in building design and healthy interiors are continuing to push the leading edge forward. This is exciting—and should be celebrated."
The ideal professional companion for interior designers, commercial builders and developers, architects, and interior design students, the 418-page book also includes insightful essays by Gina Bocra, Marilyn Black, Bill Browning, Nancy Clanton, Jay Enck, Jean Hansen, Judy Heerwagen, Holley Henderson, Wanda Lau, Alice Liao, Nadav Malin, Bill Reed, Marcus Sheffer, Ross Spiegel, and Ken Wilson.
Fifteen case studies document award-winning green design and building strategies for all types of projects by firms such as Cannon Design, ForrestPerkins, Gensler, HDR, HKS, HOK, Perkins + Will, Perkins Eastman, QPK Design, RTKL Associates, The Sheward Partnership and ZGF. The book is illustrated with full color images throughout.
Sustainable Commercial Interiors is available in both print and e-book formats. Academia and media can request reviewing copies. Ancillary materials will be available for use in higher education courses. More information is available on the Wiley website.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
PENNY BONDA is a LEED Fellow of the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Society of Interior Designers. She is the founding chair and a principal author of LEED for Commercial Interiors. Her organization, Ecoimpact Consulting, assists businesses achieve a competitive advantage through sustainability. Contact Penny at: email@example.com
KATIE SOSNOWCHIK is a veteran journalist and former magazine editor focusing on design and sustainability. She is now communications director for HDR's global architecture practice, helping share the firm's knowledge of how design thinking can shape behaviors and outcomes, and how the design of buildings, spaces and products can add meaning and value to clients. Contact Katie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER MINCHEW is a partner with Ecoimpact Consulting specializing in sustainable design principles and green building rating system project management and administration. Contact Summer at: email@example.com