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Observing nature: what has it taught us?

25 November, 2020

‘The coronavirus pandemic has hit the world severely, representing the most severe threat to human health in more than a century. The environment from local to global scales has witnessed apparent positive and negative impacts. Global lockdowns have drastically altered the patterns of energy demand and have caused an economic downturn but at the same…

The correlation between recycled materials and the carbon footprint of a product

23 November, 2020

In order to be able to make sustainable purchase decisions and avoid emissions as a consumer, companies have to take the first step and invest in the development of products that pollute the environment as little as possible and which can be returned to the production cycle. 

Redefining Metrics for a Carbon Negative Future

19 October, 2020

Here at Interface, we recently released our 2019 Sustainability Highlights, which convey much of the progress we’ve made toward minimizing our environmental impact since we began tracking key metrics in 1996. While we share a similar overview each year, our 2019 metrics are something to celebrate – not only because we announced the achievement of…

Measurable Actions for Positive Impact

27 July, 2020

A chat with Guy Heywood, Chief Operating Officer, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas In recent years, sustainability has seeped into everyday parlance, and the demand for socially and environmentally responsible travel experiences has soared. As a growing number of consumers would tell you, luxurious experiences that are bad for the planet and for people are…

Sick Building Syndrome and the Importance of Good Air Quality

6 July, 2020

We are all familiar with the term ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ as a term that is bandied around to imply an unhealthy environment to be in. But what makes a building ‘sick’? And what are its effects? A research report says –The lack of light, fresh air and natural views can be a direct threat to…

Sunlight and Nature: Positive Medication in Healthcare Spaces

1 July, 2020

It is almost impossible to discuss biophilic design in healthcare without mentioning this 1981 seminal study on recovery times during post operative care after gall bladder surgery by professor Roger Ulrich of Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. This fascinating study investigates whether a view out to nature from their room had any effect on…

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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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