Green Up!: Sustainable Design Solutions for Healthier Work and Living Environments, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Green Up!

Sustainable Design Solutions for Healthier Work and Living Environments, 1st Edition

By Stevie Famulari

Productivity Press

168 pages | 200 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9780367276515
pub: 2019-10-11
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There are unique greening solutions and practices which help create a lifestyle shift, improving the health of living and working spaces and its occupants -- from a personal, business, environmental, and profitable perspective. Short-term and long-term considerations are important elements when moving forward towards healthy practices in lifestyles, choices, and site designs. This book addresses the various greening practices that can be applied to structures in our urban and rural cultures. From the loft, to the neighborhood, to the office space to the airport, this publication outlines the ways businesses owners and residents can integrate scale appropriate green solutions into their lifestyles. Green Up! includes illustrations and photographs to assist in understanding design opportunities for your space. The author, Stevie Famulari, brings unique insights to inspire one to develop their own green understanding and design-solutions plan. Illustrations of applied greening to locations helps inspire your own designs and manifest it to reality. With a myriad of options to choose from, the best solution is the one that works for you and all the users of the space, for both short- and long-term growth. A healthy green lifestyle change can be part of any design and may grow and expand as your want for green practices expands. Green Up! breaks down the misconceptions of the complexity of sustainability and green practices. This book provides illustrations and size appropriate solutions to how you can incorporate green solutions into your lifestyle. Greening is a lifestyle change; and this step-by-step instruction guide lets you know how easy it is to transition to the green side.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Apartments, Lofts, Studios -- Interior residential 2. Offices, Lobbies, Retail Commercial -- Interior commercial 3. Houses and Residential Sites -- Interior and Exterior 4. Health Care Facilities 5. Buildings in Areas Near Airports, Highways, and Trains Appendix References

About the Author

Stevie Famulari, Gds, teaches and designs public art, phytoremediation, storm water management, landscape architecture itstory, and specialty green courses. Her research in design explores the relationship, extension, and application of green designs to other professional fields. Stevie’s PhD, ABD research is at RMIT. She received her Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a concentration in Fine Arts from Syracuse University. Her Bachelors of Fine Arts is from New York University. Ms. Famulari’s work focuses on greening designs and practices to create healthy spaces for living and working. With the science of phytoremediation applied to the art of landscape design, her works have aesthetic beauty as well as healing properties for both people and the environment. Stevie’s projects include: green walls; planted roofs; green remediation designs for interior and exterior applications; water remediation designed to benefit communities near oil fracking sites; designs for the Environmental Protection Agency in Colorado, North Dakota State University, and Ghost Ranch Visitor Center for the Georgia O’Keefe Museum in Abiquiu, New Mexico; development of green design and policies on the UNM campus; flood control design for the Red River in North Dakota and; as well as numerous residential sides nationally. Stevie Famulari’s phytoremeditation database of plants that clean the air, soil, and water of contaminants has been used by the EPA, landscape architecture and engineering firms, and government agencies. She has been an investigator for grants which explore remediation design for oil drilling processes, improvements of air quality, remediation design for communities, and interior green applications. Her work in greening designs, practices, research, and education can be seen nationally and internationally through awards, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Plains Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Natural History, UC Berkeley, International Phytotechnology Society, MECA, UNM, UMN, ASLA, and AIA. Stevie’s work has appeared in hundreds of books, magazines, newspapers, and television programs, including Food Network Challenges & Specials, NBC Evening News, Oakland Tribune, World Entertainment News Network, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Travel Channel, Good Morning America, CBS Early Morning News, Washington Post, The Post Standard, Trust for Public Land, Boston Herald, Berkeley Daily Planet, NY Village Voice, Santa Fe Reporter, and Star Tribune. Ms. Famulari has been a Professor of Landscape Architecture for a decade, as well as a director, a green artist, an author, and a researcher. She is currently a professor at Farmingdale State College, SUNY, in the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design. She has also worked as a Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at North Dakota State University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Facility Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety