Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

190 Interior design and outfitting Create and maintain an industry-approved list of certifications trusted by designers and specifiers and encourage suppliers to pursue these in favour of less meaningful options. Generate concept designs of the most sustainable interiors that can be achieved today for a range of room types (e.g. cabin, lounge, restaurant), to include maintenance, repair and disassembly plans. Develop or adopt a common environmental performance calculator so that products and materials can be judged and compared against a standard data set (note: appropriate weightings for each criteria will need to be established). Develop an industry standard set of sustainability questions to ask suppliers in order to provide transparency and to ensure that all products are judged consistently on their environmental performance. Create a template sustainability report/reference manual for interior spaces that provides instructions for its cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment, disassembly and recycling – incorporating life-cycle principles. Investigate and list all of the interior construction phases that require chemical adhesives and explore alternatives that will enable reduced use of adhesives for easier disassembly and recycling. Research and rate the most sustainable adhesives, fillers and other non-specified construction materials. Collaborate with airline, automotive and land-based hospitality sectors to share best practices and coordinate on shared priorities. Prioritise the specification of products that use recycled metals over those that use virgin metals. Create a minimum recommended sustainability standard for each product and material type used within a passenger ship interior. Outfitters to collaborate and implement an industry standard way to share and record data about which materials meet IMO requirements. Write a charter or set of principles that interior designers and specifiers can elect to follow that guides their creative decision making towards more sustainable interiors. Create templates for the most sustainable cabin design. Flag products and materials that have been specified for their sustainability features to protect these choices from being replaced by outfitter or yard during the interior build. Publish and maintain a forward-thinking list of new sustainable products and materials that will be required, with an indication of volumes, to enable suppliers to judge the likely return on their R&D investment. Draft a full set of sustainability goals and best-practice guidelines for refurbishment yards (e.g. used carpet containers, onsite waste sorting, restrictions limiting reuse of unwanted items, etc.). THE ROAD AHEAD