IFDA New England: 

Sustainability in the Time of Climate Change:

New Decade, New Design Solutions for New England

March 31 @ 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

IFDA New England

Hosted by Compass

126 Newbury Street, 2nd floor, Boston MA 02116



Climate change and dwindling resources are affecting all residential design practices.  Join IFDA New England as we host (pictured top to bottom) panelists designer Lisa Tharp, architect JB Clancy of Albert Righter Tittman Architects, Bob LaFond of Terrene of New England and Boston Green Renovations, and Rachel White, CEO of Byggmeister Design Build, as they share how they practice sustainability in home design, building and interior design in New England. Moderated by Jacqui Becker of Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts.

This program will focus on local design solutions to climate change, complementing the World Design Weeks Forum, when representatives from both the U.S. and abroad will come together April 1-5 as part of Boston Design Week to discuss critical issues facing design and designers today.

Get answers to the following questions, (and bring some of your own) from these local experts:

Climate change and dwindling resources are affecting all residential design practices. How has this effected the design, construction and decor in our homes? What new materials and new aesthetic are you seeing/using?

What innovations in your specific fields are you most excited about? Which present the greatest challenges? How are you staying ahead of those challenges to be a leader in your field? What is your best advice to others in your field about how to grow your business in 2020 and remain relevant while addressing climate change and other issues?

Are you addressing climate change and other issues in your social media and marketing/promotions? What’s your best tip for staying ahead of the busy work that this can entail?

Cost + Sustainability: Does it cost more to build and decorate responsibly? How can we be innovative and remain cost effective? If you work for the luxury client, have their needs and wants changed?

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