Sustainability

January 29, 2020

Carbon May Be Humanity’s Best Bet Against Climate Change

These days, it seems like Planet Earth has a lot of environmental problems. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the daily, myriad reports about Earth’s predicaments. Some of the biggest issues today include the plethora of plastic in the oceans, the disappearance of wildernesses to mono-cropping farmland, and the mounting levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But what if there was a way to turn a problem into a solution?

November 12, 2019

Four Ways to Specify for a Positive Impact

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.

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.

October 22, 2019

Turning Words to Climate Action

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,…

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…