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The move towards a circular economy can be seen in SKA through the materials and waste sections that have been strengthened in the new Higher Education scheme; highlighted in this post with the inclusion of a Good Practice Measure (GPM) for a ‘campus-wide furniture storage logistics framework’. The disposal of old furniture and procurement of new furniture […]

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Imagine a world where hospital patients heal faster, schools where children’s test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive and communities where people are happier and healthier. What if I tell you that this is all possible? The solution is simple and has always been around: nature. Biophilia is the effect that describes […]

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Strong growth and greater familiarity of sustainable practice within the interior fit-out arena has seen new sectors look at adopting the SKA rating assessment method; SKA rating for Higher Education (SKA HE) is the latest scheme to launch. With an increasing number of students considering a university’s sustainability and wellbeing credentials within their selection criteria – […]

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Working as an interior design intern at Grigoriou Interiors, as well as being a passionate environmentalist myself, are the reasons why it was important for me to focus on the sustainable aspect when visiting this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week. First of all, a massive thanks to the team at ISOMI, who were kind enough to […]

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New York is a sea of buildings; there are almost a million of them in an area of little more than 300 square miles. A staggering 90% of New York’s electricity consumption feeds them and 50% of its solid waste arises from their construction. While these environmental impacts sound fairly frightening the real crisis is their average age: If they were people the average Manhattan building would be collecting its pension, and some of the most iconic buildings – Empire State, Flatiron, and Chrysler – would be in their grave!

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A tool that has been harnessed by marketing teams for decades and nature for, well, a very long time, is the well established association different colours have with certain psychological reactions. Yet in commercial, education and healthcare facilities, the impact that interior design has on the user is often overlooked and colour use is very much part of this.

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