Facility Manager

June 18, 2020

Designing for Resiliency

There is no question that in the months of prolonged isolation and distancing, we’re starting to feel the desire for social connection. The reality is that we need and want to go back to work, which means buildings need to adjust—and quickly. But how can we incorporate health and wellbeing? And what is our responsibility to create that sense of physical and psychological safety in the built environment now and into the future?  

March 18, 2020

Grand Valley School — Hitting All the Right Notes

For the Grand Valley Local School District, consolidating five different schools into one 244,000 square foot K-12 facility required a floor that could do it all. They decided on nora® premium rubber flooring, which covers classrooms, corridors, locker and weight rooms, stairwells and the cafeteria—15 years on, learn how well it’s held up.

October 28, 2019

Leaving Our Handprint on the Planet

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.

July 16, 2019

Sound Advice for Open Office Design

Open offices are here to stay, and so is the open office noise problem. For the modern workplace, corporate designers and specifiers should consider noise levels and employee needs for individual space. For example, noisy offices cause increased levels of stress and anxiety, according to the 2019 “What’s That Sound?” Workplace Acoustics Study from Interface.…

February 22, 2019

Base Camp Designed for…Sustainability and Innovation

As we worked to create our new headquarters, we took into account what was not only best for our customers, designers and employees, but also our planet. Saving the best for last, we’re closing our blog series on the design and construction of Interface’s new global headquarters by outlining how we kept sustainability top of…

February 15, 2019

Three Big Myths About Chemicals in Carpet

Thanks to LEED and other popular green building standards, you know that looking for certified low off-gassing carpet is the first step to selecting a “healthier” carpet. But after “low-VOC,” what do you look for next? At the moment, the world of commercial interiors is squarely focused on issues of “healthy materials” and product ingredients.…

February 7, 2019

How the LaGrange College Library Achieved LEED Certification

If you’re going to do something, do it right. When Library Director Loren Pinkerman came to LaGrange College, he immediately began lobbying for a new building. After 40 years and substantial growth in the student body, it was time. One of former President Stuart Gulley’s primary directives? Make it LEED certified. Greening the Campus For…