Sustainability

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…

October 23, 2018

Taking Global Action for Climate Change

Corporations around the world are taking dramatic actions to impact our climate. More ambitious than ever, the focus goes way beyond reducing our carbon footprint, pushing for net zero emissions and even becoming carbon negative. States and regions, cities, businesses and investors are leading the charge on pushing down global emissions by 2020, setting the…

September 21, 2018

Working Toward Sustainable Manufacturing with Manufacture 2030

When you’re on a mission to reverse global warming, collaboration is critical. Sometimes collaboration can seem like a buzzword and less of a business strategy. How do we choose the right opportunities and the right partners to collaborate for maximum impact? Often, the most impactful collaborations occur with partners outside of our industry. And the benefit…

September 11, 2018

How +Positive Spaces Can Create a Healthier Planet

Can a built space not only have a positive impact on those who occupy it, but also on the environment outside the building? We believe the answer is yes. Buildings of the past simply focused on the function and aesthetics of a space. As construction processes evolved, it became apparent that some of the development,…

August 24, 2018

Factory as a Forest: Reimagining Facilities as Ecosystems

In collaboration with Biomimicry 3.8, Interface developed a methodology known as Factory as a Forest, for which we and other companies can transform facilities from ‘zero footprint’ to provide the same benefits as high-performing ecosystems. Interface and Biomimicry 3.8 recently spoke about the methodology at Sustainable Brands.

July 23, 2018

How the Next Generation is Tackling Global Warming

In November of last year, we announced our support of a student-led competition inspired by Paul Hawken’s Project Drawdown, which identifies 100 of the most substantive solutions to reverse global warming. A panel of judges from Net Impact and Interface recently judged the projects and found four projects to be outstanding, all in the field of food waste or regenerative agriculture.