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  • Writer's pictureLucia De Biasio

4 Benefits of LEED Certified Interior Design

Today there is a great shift from traditional interior design to styles that are not only modern and updated, but also energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Specific national guidelines have been set into place, creating benchmarks so that you know just how efficient your office or home is. Understanding these benchmarks and how to achieve them through interior design is the most important element of LEED certification.

LEED Certified Interior Designers create office environments that not only look great, but are environmentally friendly in a number of different ways. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Aside from being environmentally friendly, there are a number of other advantages LEED certified designs have over traditional office solutions:

  1. LEED certified design saves water. Part of the LEED guidelines include requirements for water usage, including different types of fixtures, calculation of daily water use, flow rates for dual flush toilets, and other guidelines for reducing water usage.

  2. LEED interior design reduces energy consumption. Interior designers know all the tricks to save on energy use, and it goes far beyond the purchase of energy efficient office equipment and appliances. Designing a building or office to be energy efficient requires complete knowledge of building materials and how they work best with the local climate.

  3. Interior designs that have been LEED certified save money. This advantage is actually brought about through the execution of the first two benefits. Your utility bills will naturally be lower when you are using less energy and water.

  4. LEED certified designers can help you use space more efficiently. In an office, every millimeter counts, and you may not even realize just how much wasted space you currently have. Using space efficiently requires complete knowledge about the precise placement of everything in the building from floor to ceiling, including ductwork, heating and cooling systems, and other major components that you don’t even see.

Every little bit we can do for the environment will help our planet in the long run, and one of the best things we can do today to help ensure the future of generations to come is design interior spaces that are LEED certified. LDB Design has some of the most trusted LEED certified interior designers in Ontario. Their experts will help you design a space that is as energy efficient as possible while also evoking a personal flair you won’t be able to get with any other design team.

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