Monday, April 27, 2009

Green Happenings

Happy Earth Day

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Elan Interiors is going Green.

If you are like me you may be overwhelmed by all the Green marketing and green washing and not sure what is really good for you and the earth. It is so hard to figure out what is what. Up until now I have been aware of a lot of things but not paying too much attention.

I am now diving head first into green research and ways to help people with actual green choices in their home or business. One reason I am doing all this research is because I have a new project that is a Boutique Hotel that is going to be LEEDS certified. YAY! What an huge opportunity for Elan Interiors to be part of. The other part is to better my and my families life and of course to help the environment.

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LEEDS- Leadership in Energy and Environmental it is a rating system the the US Green Building Council has put into place to help buildings become green. There are different levels that the system is based on-Platinum, Gold, Silver and Certified. The different levels are on a point system that are carefully analyzed by a design team to make sure each point that they are achieving make sense.

In this hotel project we are trying for Platinum which may be a bit difficult since it is a existing structure.

There is a lot of work and research that I am doing and I will be posting a lot about the amazing companies that I come across. I will be also try to give ideas and tips on how to make small changes that can be really beneficial to you and your family lives along with my other posts.

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