Discover new approaches to green design and sustainable building with this comprehensive guide There's a substantial amount of information designers and architects need to understand about sustainability and commercial projects, especially as expectations for professionals in the industry become clearer. Luckily, the second edition of Sustainable Commercial Interiors has been revamped to serve as a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to understand the latest in green and sustainable design. Fully revised throughout, this resource now includes frameworks based on the new LEED v4 rating system, and provides fifteen brand-new case studies that document green design and building strategies for all types of projects. You'll find information on materials, furnishings, finishes, product standards, and certifications, all designed to keep you in the know and prepare you for future ventures in sustainable design. The ideal professional companion for interior designers, commercial builders and developers, architects, and interior design students, this guide is an all-in-one introduction to the most essential topics in the industry, such as global environmental issues, water and energy usage, and the tools of the trade, to name just a few. The book is illustrated with full color images throughout. Fully revised and updated to include information on the new LEED v4 rating system Discusses the past, present, and future of sustainable design Considers global environmental issues, such as waste, land use, and bio-inspired design Covers water and energy usage and sustainable materials Discover the benefits of green building and adopt new approaches to sustainable design. Sustainable Commercial Interiors is your go-to resource for navigating new expectations for responsible interior design. Fully revised for the new LEED v4 Rating System, Sustainable Commercial Interiors, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide to sustainable design practices for commercial interiors. Coauthors Penny Bonda and Katie Sosnowchik, along with Summer Minchew, share their passion for environmental advocacy while offering designers and architects the philosophical and technical knowledge necessary to improve not only the indoor environment, but the world beyond the walls as well. This second edition--organized to incorporate the LEED Green Building Rating System--offers useful discussions about best practice approaches to commercial interior design as they relate to water use, energy use, material selection, and indoor air quality. Fifteen brand new case studies have been added to demonstrate real-life examples of great green design approaches for an array of commercial projects. It also explores the latest advancements in materials, finishes and furnishings and presents a review of green design tools including standards, certification programs and other product resources. As a bonus, 13 inspiring visionaries share their unique knowledge through insightful essays. Sustainable Commercial Interiors is based on the premise that designers, with their power to create, have a special responsibility to maintain an awareness of global sustainability issues. It presents a holistic perspective for both established and aspiring green-minded designers alike to understand the significant differences between standard interior design practice and designing for sustainability.