What Is the Carbon Footprint of Interior Renovations?



“Anderson and colleague Jenn Chen, a principal interior designer for LMN, used the firm’s own Seattle office to test their theory that interior design—and specifically, cyclical renovations that repeatedly replace interior products—were responsible for considerable carbon emissions. Chen and Anderson decided to analyze several past renovations of the office space using a tool by the Carbon Leadership Forum to estimate the relative carbon impacts of different interior products used in the renovations. The firm moved into Seattle’s Norton Building in 1984 and has done a major renovation about every nine years, making it the perfect case study for Chen and Anderson’s investigation.”
–Janelle Penny

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