20 Feb 2016, New Indian Express: ECOLOGIC- Pavitra Sriprakash, the Chief Designer and Director of Shilpa Architects writes about using Rapidly Renewable materials so we don’t deplete resources that cannot be re-grown quickly.
…We never realize that if our furniture is not eco-friendly, it will release in an enclosed environment carcinogenic formaldehyde from plywood and particle boards.
When materials and products are selected or specified for projects, it is important to consider several environmental factors like waste prevention, recyclability and disposal. Renewable materials don’t contribute to global warming and depletion of natural resources as they are byproducts of other industry. These materials improve indoor-air-quality by cutting out the formaldehyde that standard materials may have….
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Pavitra Sriprakash (@pavisriprakash), the Director and Chief Designer of Shilpa Architects is an Architect, Urban Designer, Dancer and Artist. She writes a weekly column for The New Indian Express on sustainability titled ECOLOGIC.