Sustainable products are identified by various certifications. The certifications can be first-part or third-party verified. Certifications follow many standards. Learn how to understand the different product certifications.
Fabrics and textiles are used in architecture and interior design for upholstery, wall panels, and window treatments. This article discusses the various types of natural and synthetic fabric. We also cover selection criteria and specification concerns.
There are a number of green building certification programs and rating systems. Some focus on energy reduction, some focus on occupant health, and others try to cover it all. We review the various rating systems for sustainability, resiliency, and health.