Business Practices

July 23, 2021

Reapproaching Base Camp: Putting Our People First

In March 2020, the U.S. population’s behavior and day-to-day life changed overnight. As we put on masks, worked from home and acquainted ourselves with Microsoft Teams and Zoom, we faced questions about what our return to the office might look like, how it will occur, and how our workspaces might change.

January 5, 2021

Reapproaching Base Camp: Identifying Our Next Design Plan

During our Base Camp redesign project, keeping employee behaviors, expectations and needs at the core of decision-making remained a priority. At the same time, we wanted to ensure the design and culture of our global headquarters remained intact. With key redesign objectives top of mind, we tapped Perkins + Will, the architecture firm that led…

December 15, 2020

Reapproaching Base Camp: A New Look at the Space

While there may be some time before a sizable return to our Atlanta-based HQ, Base Camp, putting a design plan in place was an immediate need, especially as employee feedback showed newly established fears around the open floorplan at Base Camp related to COVID-19. Armed with data and feedback from our employees, Interface’s core project…

October 2, 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…

August 10, 2020

Reapproaching Base Camp

As anyone involved in a commercial construction or design project knows, it’s not a simple A-to-Z process. There are budgets to consider, stakeholders to involve, and let’s not forget that an ongoing global pandemic brings health and safety to the forefront of every discussion. We know that Interface isn’t the only organization thinking about COVID-19’s implications to our built space, but we think it might be helpful to publicly chart our process in hopes that it might help others.

January 29, 2020

Carbon May Be Humanity’s Best Bet Against Climate Change

These days, it seems like Planet Earth has a lot of environmental problems. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the daily, myriad reports about Earth’s predicaments. Some of the biggest issues today include the plethora of plastic in the oceans, the disappearance of wildernesses to mono-cropping farmland, and the mounting levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But what if there was a way to turn a problem into a solution?

November 12, 2019

Four Ways to Specify for a Positive Impact

Did you know that the building sector is the world’s single largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs)? Architects and designers have a huge opportunity to specify products that promote green chemistry, a circular economy, and a healthier climate. Seem impossible? With the right knowledge and tools, it’s easier than you might think.