Climate Take Back

December 13, 2019

Driving Change – Morphosa creates a new home for Daimler and Mercedes-Benz in Jakarta, Indonesia

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is one of the largest manufacturers of premium cars – and the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles – in the world. Its Mercedes-Benz C-, E- and S-Class cars and SUVs are manufactured in Indonesia at its factory in Wanaherang, one of only a handful of car plants outside Germany.  The Daimler…

November 6, 2019

Centred in nature: The Jetwing Vil Uyana Resort, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

An excerpt from Ecopuncture: Transforming Architecture and Urbanism in Asia By Nirmal Kishnani This article is an excerpt from the book Ecopuncture: Transforming Architecture and Urbanism in Asia, by Nirmal Kishnani (www.ecopuncture-asia.com), published by FuturArc and sponsored by Interface. The Jetwing Vil Uyana Resort is one of 16 projects featured that repair and regenerate. The…

November 6, 2019

Making friends with the flood: Yanweizhou Park, Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China

An excerpt from Ecopuncture: Transforming Architecture and Urbanism in Asia By Nirmal Kishnani This article is an excerpt from the book Ecopuncture: Transforming Architecture and Urbanism in Asia, by Nirmal Kishnani (www.ecopuncture-asia.com), published by FuturArc and sponsored by Interface. Yanweizhou Park is one of 16 projects featured that actively repair and regenerate. The book traces…

April 17, 2019

On The Big Screen – Live Zero

Last Saturday evening, we showed 1,000 people what we were about at a public screening of Closing the Loop held at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This is the world’s first feature-length documentary about the circular economy, featuring Interface right at the top. We are happy to have supported event hosts Keppel Group by working with…

February 18, 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…

February 11, 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…

November 29, 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…

May 11, 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…

March 25, 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.”  …