SFC and ASID Oregon to Host Sustainable Design Webinar This Week

The free webinar on Thursday will cover the core tenets of sustainable design and the impacts of green consumer products.

06/22/2020
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For the SFC webinar focused on sustainable design, Room and Board discusses the value of responsibly sourced wood for furniture, like that used to make the McKean storage cabinet.

The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) announces its webinar ‘Sustainable. Timeless. Design.’ set for Thursday, June 25, at 12 p.m. PT (3 p.m. ET), sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Oregon Chapter.

The online event is moderated by SFC Executive Director Susan Inglis, and features guest panelists Steve Freeman of Room & Board, Kathryn Richardson of Libeco, and Beverly McAuley of Moore & Giles. Participants are eligible to receive .1 CEU with the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), designation HSW_Sustainability.

Interior designers will learn about the core tenets of sustainable design and how materials used to make consumer products account for 80 percent or more of their environmental impact.

A review of enduring product selections for interior design projects will illustrate how these choices will benefit the global environment over time, as longer life-cycles for products equate to a reduced need for natural resources. 

Additional benefits include waste reduction; for example, when leather hides are sourced from the beef industry. Or, how the ability to discern wood qualities may help to keep inferior items out of landfills. 

The panel of experts will address how sustainable product choices additionally help to limit environmental exposure to harmful pollutants, such as agrochemicals used for crops like cotton.

“Interior designers are on the front lines with consumers of furnishings,” says Inglis. “Our webinar gives them the facts they need to talk through sustainable product options with their clients, along with the confidence to communicate why it matters.” 

The webinar is open to all industry professionals. Attendees may register at www.sustainablefurnishings.org for the free event.

‘Sustainable. Timeless. Design.’ is a special event sponsored by ASID Oregon, in partnership with the SFC, a member-based organization committed to improving sustainability in the furnishings industry.

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