The best way to make sure you have the most sustainable and beautiful furniture is to put it to good use, a new book says.
It advises putting green and cleaner furnishings in your home as soon as possible.
The advice comes as the British government prepares to publish a green agenda for 2020, which includes a green plan for the UK’s buildings.
The Green Architecture Association has written to the Government to ask for an “urgent” review of the green agenda, which it says has been “over-hyped” by many architects.
It said: “There are a range of options on the table for building more green buildings.
The Green Architecture Alliance welcomes the Government’s plan to support the use of green materials for the construction of new buildings, as this will increase the value of green building materials in the building market.”
But the new plans are also likely to be too expensive and ineffective for many people and businesses.
“The government should support green building initiatives to make the building process cleaner and less costly for all of us.”
The new book, The Green Architect’s Guide to Building Green and Green Furnishings, is published by the Green Architecture and Sustainable Buildings Association (GABS) and the British Institute of Architects.
“Building green is about using the least amount of energy possible, which means that if you want a green space you need to choose materials that are the least polluting,” said GABS chair Richard Jones.
“For many years the green architecture movement has been over-hyping the importance of green buildings, but with new data and analysis on the greening of buildings it is now clear that building green is more important than ever.”‘
The most sustainable’ furniture to be greenThe book describes a range, from the more expensive and expensive-looking green and grey carpets to the less expensive, more eco-friendly designs that can be made from recycled materials.
“You can make a beautiful, clean green sofa for £1,500,” says the book.
“This is by far the most eco-sensitive and sustainable chair you can buy, although you may want to look for one with a longer life expectancy.”
The most eco friendly furniture, the Green Architect Guide to Green Furnishes, is the “greenest” green furniture to achieve the best balance between cost and environmental impact, it said.
“There are many options on offer, from cheap green or green-finished furniture for £500, up to expensive green or grey carpettos, or green or coloured carpets for £3,000, up through the most expensive, expensive-feeling furniture that costs £7,500 and up to the most ‘green’ of grey carpet styles for £10,000,” it said, adding that the “most eco-efficient” items cost the least.
“In terms of green furniture, a green sofa can be a great addition to your home.
You can have a very clean and clean green-faced sofa that you can put to good service,” the book said.
It also advises putting more eco friendly materials into your homes.
“There is a good chance that the green furniture you buy is going to be recycled, and this means that it will last for a longer time,” it says.
“If you want to put a beautiful green sofa into your home, look for a colour that lasts longer than a dark grey carpet.
Green carpets last for longer than green-faded carpets, so they are a good option to choose.”
A range of eco-sustainable materials will help your furniture last longerThe book also recommends that you choose “low-polluting” materials, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is a “greener” plastic than glass.
PETS is “a more sustainable and sustainable material than glass”, the book says, adding it has “higher energy density and less water footprint”.
“If it has a low carbon footprint, PET is an eco-friendlier choice than glass, as PET has a lower carbon footprint than glass,” it added.
“PETS also lasts for longer.”
In the US, there are a number of materials available for the home, such in the form of glass-fibre and plastic-fiber products.
“These products are generally more environmentally friendly, but they are also more expensive,” the guide says.
“Glass fibres, particularly those with a low-carbon footprint, are less expensive than polyethylate terebromide (PET) and PVC.”
Glass fibre is generally more eco conscious and sustainable than plastic fibre,” it adds.”
Most eco-conscious plastic fibres are environmentally friendly and are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes and colours.
Plastic fibres tend to be less energy-intensive to produce than PET.
“The book advises that if a “white, white, white” material is being used as a building material, it should be sourced from