Sustainability

August 15, 2022

Sustainability Unravelled – Science-based Targets: What Do They Mean

When it comes to climate change, it is essential that we balance pledges with proven progress. The saying goes that you cannot manage what you cannot measure, but at times the way we measure things such as greenhouse gas reductions, and the language we use to describe them, can seem complex and full of jargon…

August 5, 2022

Regenerative Design: how do you design in times of uncertainty?

Regenerative design represents a proactive approach to reversing climate change. It’s about protecting biodiversity, innovating with nature and empowering communities to act and, in turn, make a real difference. It’s also a shift away from seeing sustainability as ‘less harm’ and focussing on actively attempting to repair our planet so that future generations can not…

August 5, 2022

Sustainability Unravelled – The Circular Economy: An End to Take-Make-Waste

For years, the world’s industries have been dominated by a linear, degenerative and destructive economy. We took the Earth’s materials, made them into things we needed or wanted, used them for a while, and then threw them away – the relationship between resources and products existing in a one-way flow of traffic, designed to extract…

August 2, 2022

Creating Sustainable Interiors: turning commitment into action

Last year’s COP26 saw an encouraging number of companies from the built environment sector committing to a reduction in carbon emissions – but what does this mean for architects and designers in their everyday lives? How can they specify spaces that prioritise sustainability?  As part of Interface’s programme of events at this year’s Clerkenwell Design…