Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Better Building

This week has been a topic that is of great interest to mine. LEED is a huge proponent of why I became so involved with sustainability. I had never heard of it until one day in my class there was … Continue reading

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Oh So Totally Clueless

I knew absolutely NOTHING about the LEED system (other than it’s a system that interior designers use to be sustainable…obviously!), but the movie, The Greening of Southie, gave me a lot more insight about how the LEED system actually works.  … Continue reading

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Is Life with LEED worth it?

This past week was a blur and no matter my efforts of keeping myself from procrastinating on schoolwork things just kept popping up like getting sick, the distractions of knitting, new yarn is seriously impossible to ignore, and sudden weather … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Judge Something By Its Label

Many of us are quick to judge, whether that be products or people. This week has helped me learn that that is not always good because in both cases, our labels or perceptions of labels are off. According to Social … Continue reading

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LEED me to the Pollution of Transportation

Was it worth it to make the first “green” building in South Boston LEED certified? I am not an interior design student and I didn’t know much about LEED before this video. I had heard good things about LEED but … Continue reading

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Understanding Labels

This past week our topic was Certifying, Reporting, and Labeling Sustainable Goodness. We began the week by having separate articles to read – the interior design students focused on Sustainable Construction: The Role of Environmental Assessment Tools by Ding; while, … Continue reading

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Transparency Is Key!

This week was all about educating people on social and eco-friendly textiles and buildings as well as understanding the perceptions people have on these things. “Social and Eco-labeling of textile and clothing goods as Means of Communication and Product Differentiation,” … Continue reading

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