Sustaining the sustainability: interior design elements to foster environmentally conscious behavior
Akdag, Esra Gokcen
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The design project is an exploration of a design methodology, which builds upon the importance of human behavior in sustainable design, and materializes ideas and theories in spatial forms. The project focus on low income children between ages 6-15 in Meredith Learning Center, built in M Station Apartments, one of the properties of Foundation Communities, Austin. The project aims to foster sustainability education to minimize consumption and waste through interior design elements, make children active recipients of sustainability knowledge and help them to adopt daily sustainable habits by providing access for environmentally friendly choices, and motivating engaging, continuous, and appropriate acts.