Sustainability Enthusiast

26 February, 2021

Safe & hygienic flooring options for schools and universities in India

A safe, comfortable, and hygienic learning environment has a unique opportunity to influence not only the students and staff who occupy the classrooms, auditoriums, and administrative areas on a campus, but also the community in which it is located. We can’t deny that flooring is the foundation to foster positive learning in schools, colleges, and…

7 January, 2021

Reflections on the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

Last month we celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, where the goal set was to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably 1.5 degrees Celsius. Recent data from the World Meteorological Organization notes we are not headed in the right direction with carbon dioxide levels set to continue at record numbers

7 December, 2020

Coffee Chat with Erin Meezan at the Global Compact Network Singapore Virtual Summit

This article was jointly authored by Ms Esther Chang, Executive Director of Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS), the Singapore local network of the United Nations Global Compact, and Ms Maxine Chen, Sustainability Communications Specialist (Asia Pacific) at Interface, Inc. We have just ten years left to meet the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.…

25 November, 2020

Observing nature: what has it taught us?

‘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…

23 November, 2020

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

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. 

19 October, 2020

Redefining Metrics for a Carbon Negative Future

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…

1 July, 2020

Sunlight and Nature: Positive Medication in Healthcare Spaces

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…