What is sustainable home decor?
An article on sustainable home décor, a popular trend in urban design, shows that the use of recycled materials can be effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle.
The article, published by the American Sustainable Business Council, states that the recycling of materials can help people reduce their energy consumption and environmental impact.
The organisation suggests that recycled materials could be used for insulation, windows and doors, and as a “green light” to light up the home, by allowing the light to “catch up with” the rest of the building.
The idea of using recycled materials has been around for some time, but many people, including some architects, are concerned about the impact that this practice has on the environment and sustainability of buildings.
“We want people to use recycled materials for sustainable home designs, but we also want to be clear about how that process impacts on the quality of our homes,” the council’s report stated.
“So we’ve put together this guide, which outlines some of the best practices that we believe could be useful to our members, and helps us to ensure that we are meeting our sustainable goals.”
The Sustainable Home Designers Association, which is part of the organisation, also recommends that people who have used a material to design a sustainable home “always get their energy usage data, or energy efficiency data, from the manufacturer”.
It goes on to say that it is important to “use recycled materials with care” and that “recycled materials should never be used in a home design that could be hazardous”.
The organisation also recommends recycling materials at least once a year, and it’s important to make sure that “all materials have been thoroughly tested for their environmental impact before they are used”.
The report also recommends building owners make a commitment to “recycle all their household items, whether it be furniture, appliances, furniture accessories, or furniture”.