Why do people choose to do unsustainable practices? Because it's easy.
- materials, shape, form, life cycle, renewability, methods of manufacturing... sustainable architecture and interior design may take in one or all of these aspects into consideration. From bed and bath, to homes and office buildings, the environment in which we live helps shape our attitudes and culture. Projects in the "dreaming a sustainable tomorrow for architecture/interior design" category may take into consideration any single or combination of elements, including design, form, materials, energy, water, communications and data infrastructure, hvac (heating ventilation air conditioning) or household waste as applied to specific interior products or complete architectural concepts.
- form, function and materials applied to consumer or public transportation. What we move in and how is it moved within our environment. Does it have a negative or positive impact? Can we improve existing ideas, or develop new ways of thinking about how to interact and move within our environment? Projects in the "dreaming a sustainable tomorrow for transportation" category will consider these issues.
- design a complimentary product for an existing environmental product, or create a new function for an existing environmental product that would make it easier to use, trendier, or more cost effective. Identify solutions to encourage the use of sustainable products and practices.