Well-being

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…

27 July, 2020

Measurable Actions for Positive Impact

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…

6 July, 2020

Sick Building Syndrome and the Importance of Good Air Quality

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…

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…

25 June, 2020

Designing for Resiliency

There is no question that in the months of prolonged isolation and distancing, we’re starting to feel the desire for social connection. The reality is that we need and want to go back to work, which means buildings need to adjust—and quickly. But how can we incorporate health and wellbeing? And what is our responsibility to create that sense of physical and psychological safety in the built environment now and into the future?  

4 June, 2020

Interface Carpet Tile Achieves Green Product Ecolabel

Specifying more sustainable products in India Architects, designers, and end users know the products they specify have a direct impact on our climate. Across India it is easy to identify and specify more sustainable products using the Green Product (GreenPro) Ecolabel. It enables end users in the building sector and manufacturing industries to choose right…