In the race to provide affordable housing, our industry is risking a double standard – a green gap – where this housing is less healthy to inhabitants, less resilient to climate change, and more harmful to its communities. So what do we do about it? We’re convening leaders from Gensler, IceStone, and Casata to talk about the importance of sustainability under the pressure of the housing crisis and next steps.
Watch a discussion around sustainable floor and wall coverings where we highlight Teknoflor and Lex-Tex, two up-and-coming brands in the ecomedes sustainable product catalog.
Join a free session that will explain how to leverage https://sftool.ecomedes.com/ to gain visibility with federal government procurement. Position your products to be in bigger projects with expertise from ecomedes!
Watch sustainability leaders from Interface, Humanscale, and DPR Construction discuss how they are addressing the growing call for reduced embodied carbon across the product lifecycle.
Learn more about two members of the ecomedes sustainable product catalog, IceStone, a Brooklyn-based countertop manufacturer leading the effort to deliver beauty and durability while respecting the planet, and Mosa, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of ceramic tile that meets the highest levels of life cycle assessment for sustainability.
SCS Global Services has partnered with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to make your certified product information readily available to federal buyers sourcing greener products. Watch this informational webinar on augmenting your product data in GSA’s SFTool for federal purchasers. This initiative is facilitated by GSA, ecomedes and SCS at no cost to you. There are more than 15,000 SCS-certified products currently represented in sftool.ecomedes.com. You can review how your products are represented here: https://rb.gy/oe1ce6
According to a recent AIA survey, 79% of Architects want to specify more sustainable materials, and 82% look to manufacturer websites as an information source, but only 59% are somewhat or very satisfied with what they find there. In addition, 59% still perceive sustainable products as too expensive. What needs to be done to address these challenges, and how will this change as the world emerges from a coronavirus pandemic? This panel discussion, with leading building product sustainability experts from Herman Miller, Tarkett and Saint-Gobain, captures the manufacturer’s viewpoint around sustainable product purchasing, identifies initiatives that address better information and transparency, debates the cost perception, and shares expectations for the post-pandemic world.