We believe that sunlight, which is free and in endless supply, has the power to light up a space in immeasurable ways.
Rashi Bothra & Ruchi Gehani - Interior Designers, Azure Interiors
The push for sustainability is driving significant changes in the design industry, with a focus on reducing environmental impact and promoting sustainable practices. Lifecycle assessments are also becoming increasingly important in the design industry. By evaluating the environmental impact of a product throughout its entire lifecycle, designers can identify areas where improvements can be made and work to minimize their overall environmental impact.
Sustainable green projects achieve several associated savings, both in the short and long term. An important aspect of sustainable design is energy efficiency. This can involve using energy-efficient lighting, appliances, HVAC systems, and renewable energy sources like solar and wind power. These lead to significant savings on utility bills. By installing low-flow faucets, toilets, and showerheads, these projects can reduce water consumption, resulting in lower water bills.
A sustainable design often involves the use of recycled and reclaimed materials, which can be less expensive. Additionally, designing for durability and longevity can reduce the need for frequent replacements and repairs, saving money in the long run. Choosing materials and finishes that are easy to clean and maintain can reduce the need for costly cleaning services, and replacements of damaged materials, leading to reduced maintenance costs.
At Azure, we look for low-impact materials that are non-toxic, sustainably produced, or have been recycled. We look for materials that can be sourced locally and which can be upcycled when their usefulness has been exhausted. We use materials like jute fiber – a coarse material that grows quickly and is rapidly renewable, natural stones like marble and Terrazzo, and environmentally friendly textiles.