Sustainability

18 February, 2019

Carbon Neutral Floors™ in Singapore’s First New-Build Net Zero Energy Building, SDE4

Located within the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment, Singapore’s first new-build net-zero energy building, SDE4, is a living embodiment of sustainable and human-centric design. Designed by Serie+Multiply Consultants with Surbana Jurong, the building epitomises our Live Zero principles by demonstrating how to leverage biophilic, low-carbon design to enhance comfort and…

11 February, 2019

NextWave commits to divert 25,000 tonnes of plastics from the ocean by 2025

Our Ocean “The world is blue,” proclaimed Sylvia Earle, the world-renowned marine biologist, oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence. At the recent Our Ocean summit in Bali, Indonesia, attendees pledged US$10 billion and made 3,000 commitments to improve the state of our oceans. The pledges focused on a range of issues from plastic pollution, to marine…

29 November, 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…

12 November, 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…

17 August, 2018

Factory as a Forest: Reimagining Facilities as Ecosystems

Interface has a history of looking to nature for inspiration. When the company first embraced sustainability in 1994, one of the first questions we asked was “If nature designed a company, how would it function?” This early thinking helped us create a framework to redesign our business to become one that had no negative impacts…

11 May, 2018

A Look Inside The Design Industry’s Most Sustainable Company

In 5 minutes with Jay Gould, CEO of Interface, we learn everything from how companies should look at sustainability as a design problem to what having zero negative impact really means. More than two decades ago – before, that is, watchwords like ‘sustainability’ and ‘biosphere’ garnered attention – Interface declared a rather bold move. Seeking…

25 March, 2018

GreenBiz 2018: The New Carbon Economy and Other Observations

This year at GreenBiz, our Chief Sustainability Officer Erin Meezan participated in a panel called “Building a New Carbon Economy: Strategies for Turning Waste Carbon from Liability to Asset.” We sat down to unravel what that really means and how businesses can work alongside academia, non-government organizations and government to build this new “economy.”  …