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Four Ways to Specify for a Positive Impact

November 12, 2019

Did you know that the building sector is the world’s single largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs)? Architects and designers have a huge opportunity to specify products that promote green chemistry, a circular economy, and a healthier climate. Seem impossible? With the right knowledge and tools, it’s easier than you might think.

Leaving Our Handprint on the Planet

October 28, 2019

One drop of water in a still pond transfers energy to surrounding water molecules and produces a series of rings or ripples. Much like this one drop of water, a human action also triggers an effect – positive or negative. For Interface, our goal to have zero impact on the planet by 2020 has had measurable results not only for our business, but also for others.

The Memory Center Atlanta Fosters Independence Through Community

October 25, 2019

The Memory Center offers dementia patients the one thing they’re hard-pressed to find anywhere else—independence. Using evidence-based design principles, UPHEALING’s Lilliana Alvarado helped parent corporation MemCare realize its vision of a unique facility that offered patients the familiarity, variety and freedom they need to thrive.

Turning Words to Climate Action

October 22, 2019

During the biggest climate week event in the world, the focus was clearly placed on the drive toward even greater climate action – with collaboration among governments and businesses. As part of September’s Climate Week in New York, the UN Secretary-General held a Climate Action Summit that called for world leaders to bring forth “concrete,…

Interface at Greenbuild 2019

October 15, 2019

Heading to Greenbuild in Atlanta this November? You’ll be right in our backyard! We look forward to connecting with you throughout the week at the following events and education sessions. You can add almost everything on this list of events to your registration here. During Greenbuild, don’t miss Interface around the Expo Hall: Join us for curated…

How Engaging the Senses Creates Meaningful Design

September 27, 2019

What makes a well-designed space? It’s a question that prompts many answers, but ultimately the goal of an interior environment is to move forward the intention of a space and engage the user in meaningful ways. One way to do that is by designing spaces to activate the five basic senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste.

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Oliver Heath

Oliver Heath

As a leading figure in biophilic design, Oliver is working with global modular flooring manufacturer Interface to raise the awareness of the benefits of design inspired by nature. A prominent thinker in the architecture industry and owner of Heath Design Ltd, Oliver is also a writer and TV presenter.

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