While few people would purposefully remodel a home in a way that is unhealthy for the occupants or the environment, methods for designing more sustainably aren’t always common knowledge.
The ASID REGREEN Program—originally created through a partnership between the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)—provides guidelines on best practices and training to enable building professionals to adopt sustainable strategies for their projects. Online resources such as a Strategy Generator, Residential Remodeling Guidelines, and Home Assessment Form, are also available to both professionals and homeowners seeking to make positive and impactful retrofit decisions.
At Dwell on Design Los Angeles, ASID will present two hour-long workshops on REGREEN, which will be held on Saturday, May 30. The first is an Introduction to the REGREEN Residential Remodeling Program, where attendees will learn how to explain REGREEN principles, access the online REGREEN resources, and implement REGREEN strategies into a residential remodeling project.
The second program, which will be held on Saturday, May 30, digs deeper into Materials Selection and the Specification Process. In this workshop, the emphasis is on assessing the health and environmental impact of materials, using third-party certifications, selecting plumbing, lighting, and appliances that maximize water and energy efficiency. The program will also discuss selecting healthy, durable materials that contribute to good indoor air quality, among other best practices issues.
Each workshop provides .1 ASID IDCEC CEU credit
Originally submitted by Marigold M. Stern