Making your home a greener place is a commitment to yourself, your family, your community, and the world. In doing so, you are providing a healthier, more durable and more cost effective alternative. It is a learning process and involves keeping abreast of exciting new technologies, products, and scientific breakthroughs that constantly emerge.
It is Susan Doris Interior Design’s responsibility to stay educated on the ‘hows’ as well as the ‘whys’ of maintaining a green home to ensure your efforts are as effective and beneficial as possible. That is why we are an active member of USGBC, United States Green Building Council, and continually educate ourselves through Green CEU’s. Susan Doris is a licensed LEED-AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). If your desire is to take advantage of U.S. government offered tax breaks through having your home or office become LEED certified, then consider Susan Doris to assist you in the process. Or, if your needs are more basic, making your home or office healthier, require less use of energy, water, natural resources, create less waste and make more comfortable for occupants, this too is an option SDID can assist you with.
Beyond the health and environmental benefits of living and working in a green environment, many local and state governments, utility companies and other entities across the country offer rebates, tax breaks and other incentives for adding eco-friendly elements to your home or office. The following are just a few of the many resources to help you find those incentives in your area.
Incentives reprinted from USGBC.org
Susan has over 10 years of interior design experience including working for notable design firms in Jacksonville. She graduated from Florida State University with a Masters degree in Marketing and then returning to college to earn a degree in Interior Design Technologies from Florida Community College.
Susan is a licensed interior designer with the State of Florida. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and is also certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). In addition, Susan recently earned LEED-AP status from the United States Green Building Council after demonstrating a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles as well as the LEED rating system. LEED is the acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.