Use Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design to Improve your Life
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Use Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design to Improve your Life

Save Money and Live Healthier through Eco-Friendly Interior Design
4.4 (223 ratings)
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1,368 students enrolled
Created by Erikka Fogleman
Last updated 11/2019
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 articles
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to save money in the areas of energy, water, and lighting for your home
  • Improve your indoor air quality by choosing green finishes and furnishings for your home
  • Be able to explain the difference between eco-friendly and sustainable interior design
  • Understand and apply the main principles of green interior design to your own home
  • Be able to make green selections for all the finishes of your home (e.g., floors, walls, kitchen)
  • Be able to make green selections for all types of furnishings in your home (e.g., furniture, textiles, accessories)
  • Learn where to source green finishes and furnishings for your home
  • Create your own residential eco-friendly interior design plan
  • For design professionals, learn about green certifications/accreditations available to you
Requirements
  • Pen/pencil
  • Scratch paper
Description

Do you want to save money on your utilities and improve your indoor air quality?

Are you interested in making changes to your home to make it more eco-friendly and sustainable?

Are you a design professional who wants to learn how to incorporate this hot design movement into your own business?

If you answered with a resounding "yes!" to any of these questions, then this will be a great course for you!  Eco-friendly, sustainable design is a rapidly evolving area of interior design with so many choices available today.  For the average consumer, it can be incredibly overwhelming.  My goal with this course, is to break it all down for you so that you can create your own eco-friendly dream home at your own pace.  

By the end of this class, you will be able to:

  • Use 3 Easy Ways to Incorporate Green Interior Design into Your Home Today

  • Understand why Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Design is More Important than Ever

  • Explain the Difference Between the Terms, "Eco-Friendly" and "Sustainable"

  • Articulate the Main Principles of Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Interior Design   

  • Implement Affordable and Higher End Upgrades to improve Your Energy Efficiency

  • Implement Easy Ways to improve Your Water Efficiency

  • Maximize your Natural and Artificial Lighting in an Eco-Friendly Way

  • Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

  • Understand the Green Finishes and Furnishings Available for Your Home and Where to Source Them

  • If You're a Professional, You Will Learn About Green Professional Certifications and Green Trade-Only Vendors

In this course, you will have an opportunity to apply the information in a very practical way through two exercises:  By creating a list of current and future upgrades that you can make to your home, and by creating your own eco-friendly, sustainable interior design plan.  I've also included a bonus lecture that will show you other easy ways to "green" your home and your life.

This is a great course for all levels of individuals who are interested in learning more about green interior design, and more importantly, how they can easily incorporate these principles into their own homes.  It’s also an ideal course for design professionals who want to learn how to incorporate green design into their own business.

Please join me as I help you to navigate the rapidly evolving world of eco-friendly, sustainable interior design!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • If you are interested in taking most or all of my courses, I have a recommended order in which to watch them (although it's certainly not required).  I would start with "How to Design a Room in 10 Easy Steps" because most of my other courses are in-depth classes of the concepts touched on in this 10 step class.  Following the 10 Step Course, I suggest moving on to "How to Use Color Like a Pro", followed by "How to Work with Interior Design Styles Like a Pro", then "How to Use Lighting Design to Transform your Home", and finally "Design is in the Details".  My other courses, "How to Use Minimalist Interior Design to Live your Best Life", "Use Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design to Improve Your Life", and "How to Design Your Dream Kitchen" are all stand alone classes on specialty topics within interior design, and therefore, can be taken in any order.

  • Please be aware that this course, or any of my courses, is not intended to provide all of the knowledge needed to become a professional interior designer.  As with any professional field, there is a significant amount of education and/or experience that is needed to achieve competency in this field.  My intention with these courses is to provide some solid foundational knowledge to assist either those individuals interested in "DIY" interior design to work on their own projects more effectively, or to provide supplemental education to both interior design students and professionals.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anyone looking to incorporate eco-friendly, sustainable interior design into their home
  • This course is also for interior design professionals who want to add eco-friendly design practices into their business
Course content
Expand all 30 lectures 03:20:21
+ Eco-friendly, Sustainable Interior Design Defined
3 lectures 26:23

In this lecture, I will cover the main areas given to support green design, and why we should all make an effort to green our homes as much as possible.

Preview 08:22

Confused about the labels eco-friendly and sustainable?  Don't worry, you are not alone.  In this lecture, I'll explain the differences to you in an easy to understand way.

Eco-Friendly vs. Sustainable Interior Design – Yes, They are Different
10:06

Have you ever wondered what defines eco-friendly, sustainable design?  Great!  In this lecture, I will break down the main principles that define this movement.

Main Principles of Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Interior Design
07:55
Test Your Eco-Friendly Smarts!
8 questions
+ Make Easy Green Choices for Your Home
6 lectures 45:44

Learn about easy-to-implement and affordable upgrades that you can make to your home in the area of energy/power.  

Power/Energy: Affordable Upgrades for Your Home
12:15

Learn about more expensive upgrades that you can make to your home in the area of energy/power that provide a good return on investment.

Power/Energy: Costlier Upgrades for Your Home that Pack a Punch
12:32

Learn about the upgrades that you can make to your home in the area of water conservation. 

Make Water-Wise Choices in Your Home
06:37

In this lecture, you will learn how you can most the most of natural light in your home through various types of window coverings.  We will also touch on the incredible movement of biophilic design.

Harness Natural Lighting in Your Home
07:56

Learn how to maximize the artificial light in your home through smart lighting systems, paint colors, and energy efficient light bulbs.

Maximize your Artificial Lighting in Every Room of Your Home
05:54

In this written lecture, you will have an opportunity to create your own customized plan for green upgrades in your own home and on your own time frame.

Activity #1 – Identify Current and Future Green Upgrades for Your Home
00:30
+ Furnishing Your Home the Green Way
13 lectures 01:24:27

Have you wondered what affects your indoor air quality?  The wait is over!  In this lecture, I will cover the main culprits that negatively affect our indoor air quality.

Let’s Talk Indoor Air Quality
13:25

Learn about the most eco-friendly, sustainable flooring options for your home.

Green Finishes for Your Floors
11:28

Learn about the most eco-friendly, sustainable wall treatment options for your home.

Green Finishes for Your Walls
08:25

In this lecture, you will learn about how to identify green options for your kitchen and bathrooms, including cabinetry, countertops, and backplash materials.

Green Finishes for Your Kitchen and Bathrooms
08:14

In this lecture, learn what green options you have for your fireplace.

Green Options for Your Fireplace
04:32

In this lecture, we will discuss what makes furniture "green" with a more in-depth discussion on leather.

Green Furnishings: Furniture
10:03

In this lecture, learn what makes a textile eco-friendly and sustainable, including rugs, window coverings, and bedding.

Green Furnishings: Textiles
10:03

In this lecture, I will share with you my favorite places for sourcing green accessories.  We will also have an in-depth discussion on candles, which is an often hidden, toxic product in our homes.

Green Furnishings: Accessories
04:45

In this written lecture, I will share with you some of my favorite vendors that sell green products, both in the area of finishes and furnishings.

Green Vendors you Should Know About
01:10

In this short lecture, I will touch on the growing trend of social responsibility among companies, and how to identify whether or not your favorite vendors have their own social responsibility practices.

Social Responsibility in Interior Design
02:41

This is a fun lecture that describes the differences between upcycling, repurposing, and recycling, all popular and growing home design trends.

Upcycling, Repurposing, and Recycling
05:28

Learn why buying used and buying local is likely the most green option in interior design.

Buy used and Buy Local
03:30

In the main activity of this course, you will have an opportunity to create your own eco-friendly, sustainable dream home!  The sky is the limit!  No budget, only your imagination, and an opportunity to source the most stylish, green finishes and furnishings that you can.  You can also use this completed plan as a reference sheet for actual future green upgrades in your own home.

I will also provide you with an example that I created to help get you started (if needed), and I also include a link to my Pinterest page that contains examples of real eco-friendly, sustainable products that I used in my own plan.  

Activity #2 – Create Your Own Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Design Plan
00:43
+ Important topics for the Interior Design Professional
3 lectures 12:42

In this lecture created for professional interior designers, learn all about LEED and other green accreditations and certifications available to professionals today, and why you may want to consider investing the time and money in obtaining one. 

LEED and Other Green Certifications/Accreditations
07:23

In this brief lecture, I want to share my thoughts with my fellow design professionals as to why we should all consider incorporating green design into our businesses.

The Importance of Our Role in the Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Design Movement
04:36

This written lecture will provide you with some solid trade sources that carry eco-friendly, sustainable furnishings.

To the Trade Green Vendors
00:43
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 10:01
Final Conclusion: Thank You for Supporting Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Design
03:21

In this bonus lecture, I will share with you my other favorite ways to green your home and your life.

Bonus lecture – Other Easy Ways to Green your Life
06:40