Britt Design Group’s overarching goal is to create healthy interior environments that are aesthetically impactful and functionally based.
The design team’s focus on healthy interior spaces spans decades of research, study, and implementation. Comprehensive knowledge of healthy environments is important now more than ever, especially with the understanding and management of airborne particles as related to COVID-19 and the significant impact on human health. In addition to responsive design and achieving a healthy interior environment toxins must be lowered — and ideally eliminated — for maximum health and wellness.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is automatically affected by the toxic load created in the design and build process. In addition, just the daily use of the spaces we occupy to live, work, and play — whether home or office — has adverse effects on IAQ. Cooking, bathing, cleaning, and personal products all impact the indoor environment and human well being.
BDG evaluates limiting and eliminating toxins from indoor environments and carefully specifies low-emitting materials, adhesives, and finishes for clients’ projects. These toxins are commonly found in permanent building materials and finishes as well as in typical furnishings.
We will guide you through the best practices to lower the risk of exposure to harmful elements and chemicals while also creating a healthy, beautiful, and functional interior environment be it home or office.
Dr. Maria Cabanillas discusses her journey and partnership with Britt Design Group on the path to create a healthy home.
The Red List
Britt Design Group makes every effort to avoid specifying furnishings and finishes that contain the following chemicals found to be harmful to human health.
Petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
Wood treatments containing creosote, arsenic or pentachlorophenol
Halogenated flame retardants
Chlorinated polyethylene and chlorosulfonated polyethlene