There are unique greening solutions and practices that help create a lifestyle shift, improving the health of living and working spaces for 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 a myriad of greening practices that can be applied to structures in our urban, suburban, and rural cultures. From the loft to the neighborhood, the office spaces to the public spaces, and the schools to the communities, this book outlines how business owners and residents can integrate scale appropriate green solutions into their lifestyles.
Green Up!: Sustainable Design Solutions for Healthier Work and Living Environments includes detailed illustrations and photographs to help you understand design opportunities for your space. Stevie Famulari provides unique insights and inspires business owners, residents, and planners to develop their own green understanding and design solutions. Illustrations and photographs of applied greening are included throughout the book to help inspire your own goals and design, and then transform them to reality. The author breaks down the misconceptions of the complexity of sustainability and green practices. 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
Chapter 1 Apartments, Lofts, Studios—Interior Residential
Chapter 2 Offices, Lobbies, Retail Space—Interior Commercial
Chapter 3 Houses, Residential Sites—Interiors and Exteriors
Chapter 4 Healthcare Facilities
Chapter 5 Buildings in Areas near Airports, Highways, and Train Lines
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.