Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Turn Toward a Healthier Built Environment

by Denise Colestock, LEED A.P.
ASID Eco Committee Member

It has become apparent that sustainable design directly affects human health and building economics in positive ways.  For this reason, the San Diego chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) will be hosting an ASID member this month to address sustainable interior design at USGBC's popular "GreenMeet" event. 

Laura Birns, ASID, LEED A.P. will speak about the values and innovations in sustainable design in the built environment. Interior design isn’t just about pillows and colors; it’s about efficient lighting, appliances and plumbing fixtures, eco-friendly fabrics and finishes, and innovative ideas about reuse and recycling. With the movement toward more efficient and healthy built environments, interior design has taken its place among the LEED rating system and other sustainable strategies.

Sustainable kitchen by Laura Birns Design
The USGBC-SD chapter warmly welcomes ASID members to join them at the chapter meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 from 5:30pm-8:00pm at the Soledad Club (this a “dark” month for ASID general meetings). There will be appetizers and refreshments from 5:30pm-6:30pm and the program will take place from 6:30pm-7:30pm. For more information and to register for the event, please visit the USGBC SD website at or