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Sustainable design within retail'spaces'store design

Words: 3123 Length: 10 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 793359

This essay is on Sustainable design within retail spaces store design (including the physical space of the store, as well as the merchandising fixtures, and products).  This paper will explore some different brands that utilize this sustainable design concept.

Introduction & Defining the Concept

The concept of sustainability is, for the most part, in the eye of the beholder.  In theory, sustainability reflects consumption that can be sustained indefinitely, implying that no non-renewable resources are used.  In practice, the term sustainable is applied more broadly along a spectrum where the actual amount of sustainability in the subject is moderate to high, though usually not total.  As applied to design, the concept of sustainability is focused on using a variety of tools, techniques, and designs that are sustainable.  It is rare that a building will be 100% sustainable, but concepts that contribute to sustainability have become the leading trend in building…… [Read More]

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