The characteristics of interior designers who practice environmentally sustainable interior design

Mihyun Kamg, Denise A. Guerin

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Abstract

This study examined the characteristics of interior designers who apply environmentally sustainable interior design criteria to their projects. A national, Internet-based survey was conducted with a random sample of American Society of Interior Designers members. Inferential statistical analysis focused on the relationship between interior designers' characteristics and environmentally sustainable interior design practice. Findings indicate a significant relationship between an interior designer's characteristics and how often the designer applies environmentally sustainable interior design to projects and between the designer's characteristics and how important environmentally sustainable interior design is to the interior designer. However, no significant relationship was found between a designer's characteristics and how important environmentally sustainable interior design is to the designer's firm. The size of interior design projects was a predictor for frequency of application of environmentally sustainable interior design practice, whereas design practice specialization was a predictor for the importance of environmentally sustainable interior design to the designer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-184
Number of pages15
JournalEnvironment and Behavior
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 23 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)

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