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Dome Sweet Dome: Geoship’s ‘Livingry’ Model Aims to Reconnect Home and Nature
Dome Sweet Dome: Geoship’s ‘Livingry’ Model Aims to Reconnect Home and Nature

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Geoship’s bioceramic, climate-resilient dome villages offer a glimpse into a new model of zero-carbon community living and a future-proof world built through regenerative architecture.

Transforming Plastic Waste into Asphalt: Paving the Way for Sustainable Roads
Transforming Plastic Waste into Asphalt: Paving the Way for Sustainable Roads

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - In order for truly sustainable and circular systems to be realized, every facet of normal life must be re-considered — from the cars we drive to the roads we drive them on.

Why Material Is Material: Another Definition of Double Materiality
Why Material Is Material: Another Definition of Double Materiality

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - What is 'material'? And how can a slight play on words help brands make more sustainable, healthier material choices in the built environment to reduce risk and benefit all stakeholders — from investors to employees and communities, to the planet?

Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab and Library Offers Resources for Designers, Architects, Students
Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab and Library Offers Resources for Designers, Architects, Students

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Shaw’s Tim Conway recently spoke with the Lab's director, Alison Mears, about how it is raising awareness about building material ingredients and educating the next generation of designers and architects.

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Full-Circle: AZEK Disrupts PVC Recycling by Revolutionizing Takeback
Full-Circle: AZEK Disrupts PVC Recycling by Revolutionizing Takeback

WASTE NOT - AZEK’s FULL-CIRCLE PVC Recycling program helped it collect approximately 400M pounds of recycled product for reuse in 2020 — with the hope that this entire value-chain approach can disrupt the plastic waste paradigm meaningfully, as AZEK continues to scale up collection and processing.

A Deconstructive Tool for a Constructive Future
A Deconstructive Tool for a Constructive Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - An awareness of these circular strategies will identify opportunities for any project team to consider the potential of a more 'constructive' future for the built environment.

Carbon Footprint Measurement and Challenges: A Case Study
Carbon Footprint Measurement and Challenges: A Case Study

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Cuningham was commissioned to estimate GHG emissions for a company with $6.6B in annual sales and operations in 14 states, with 305 locations comprising more than 4M square feet. Companies’ real work begins when their GHGs are known and they can decide how to respond to newfound knowledge about their impacts.

Brightworks: Looking at the ‘Brightside’ of Material Health & Sustainable Design
Brightworks: Looking at the ‘Brightside’ of Material Health & Sustainable Design

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Brightworks’ materials scoring methodology distills existing product sustainability standards and attributes into holistic, comparable, numerical scores — making it easier for manufacturers, the design industry and design clients to create and select more sustainable materials.

How ESG Is Forever Changing Investing, Design in the Built Environment
How ESG Is Forever Changing Investing, Design in the Built Environment

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Simply returning profits to investors is no longer a good enough measure of success. If any stakeholder does not see benefits in the design of a capital project, then gaining support is unlikely. Is your organization ready for multi-stakeholder investment and design?

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Mighty Buildings Now Further Reduce Carbon Footprint of Homes with CO2-Based Cement
Mighty Buildings Now Further Reduce Carbon Footprint of Homes with CO2-Based Cement

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New partner Fortera’s material converts carbon dioxide into cement, reducing CO₂ emissions by more than 60% — and costs 10% less than conventional cement.

Indigenous-Inspired Design to Help Future-Proof Tulum’s New Train Station
Indigenous-Inspired Design to Help Future-Proof Tulum’s New Train Station

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Aidia Studio’s pre-Hispanic Mayan-inspired design is a much-needed evolutionary twist on current architecture that will help ensure the survival of the Mexican city’s transport links during increasingly frequent extreme weather events.

Stanley Black & Decker Commits $25M to Train Over 3M Skilled Trade Workers
Stanley Black & Decker Commits $25M to Train Over 3M Skilled Trade Workers

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As the latest company to use its size and scale to help equip the next generation of workers, SBD’s ‘Empower Makers’ grants aim to advance and accelerate vocational skills training programs in the next five years — and change misconceptions that these careers are not financially rewarding.

Getting to Net-Zero Buildings Helps the Climate — and the Bottom Line
Getting to Net-Zero Buildings Helps the Climate — and the Bottom Line

CLEANTECH - Though it will involve substantive changes, the move to net zero is not something companies should dread — and they lose money to inefficient systems every day they wait.

Redfin Now Provides Climate-Risk Data for Prospective Home Purchases
Redfin Now Provides Climate-Risk Data for Prospective Home Purchases

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The online real estate brokerage site now includes data from ClimateCheck to help home buyers and sellers understand the risk for fire, heat, drought and storms in their area over a 30-year mortgage.

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The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on People’s Needs, Expectations in the Office
The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on People’s Needs, Expectations in the Office

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The ongoing pandemic has changed fundamental patterns in our lives, accelerating existing trends and revealing new unmet needs. Since the onset of COVID, Steelcase has conducted ongoing research to help organizations understand its impact on their people and business.

Are 3D-Printed Buildings the Sustainable Future of Construction?
Are 3D-Printed Buildings the Sustainable Future of Construction?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The construction industry must adopt technologies that increase productivity while mitigating the impact of our growing housing needs on the climate crisis. Mighty Buildings’ technology may be ‘one of the only in existence’ that could unlock the needed productivity alongside reduced emissions.

2021’s 'World-Changing Ideas' Cutting Waste and Emissions, Correcting Societal Imbalances
2021’s 'World-Changing Ideas' Cutting Waste and Emissions, Correcting Societal Imbalances

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s that time of year again, when Fast Company calls out its favorite World-Changing Ideas. Here are a few of that we’re especially keen to keep an eye on.

Co|Lab is a HITT: Innovative Facility Serves as Hub for R&D of Emerging Materials
Co|Lab is a HITT: Innovative Facility Serves as Hub for R&D of Emerging Materials

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - HITT Contracting’s demo facility was designed to highlight circular design; focus on healthy material selection; and meet the most rigorous, sustainable standards for the construction industry.

Shaw Recognizes More Organizations Putting People at the Heart of Sustainability
Shaw Recognizes More Organizations Putting People at the Heart of Sustainability

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The nine organizations selected for this year’s sustain[HUMAN]ability® Leadership Recognition Program have displayed tremendous effort and progress to support the wellbeing of people and the planet amid the unprecedented challenges of 2020.

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How the Pandemic Shaped Sustainability Goals for Commercial Buildings
How the Pandemic Shaped Sustainability Goals for Commercial Buildings

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Last year provided many unforeseen challenges for the building management industry; despite it all, sustainability commitments stayed steady. But we must seize the opportunity to shift the narrative in the energy industry away from efficiency, towards continuous optimization.

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