Announcements 10.29.2020

Our Commitment to Carbon-Neutral Emissions: A Partnership with Material Bank

Team members looking at material swatches

We have partnered with Material Bank—an accessible and convenient resource for searching and sampling materials. Under its Carbon Neutral Shipping Initiative, Material Bank will offset 100% of emissions associated with shipping architectural and finish samples from warehouses to studios, homes, and clients.

“We wanted to do our part in offsetting carbon emissions wherever we can,” says Mary Dickinson, Regional Sustainability Practice Leader and Co-Director of our Material Performance Lab. “With this platform, we’re being sustainable in both project design and delivery.”

The projects, palettes, and tools offered on this robust material marketplace have been especially useful for designers working remotely. Designers at our firm will soon be able to find the best materials through our custom sustainability and material health filter. All the selected materials are packaged up in a single shipment, reducing waste and expediting delivery to clients.

“This partnership significantly streamlines the process of finding the best materials for clients,” says Project Architect Tori Wickard. “Our firm has always been at the forefront of sustainability and material health in the design industry and this further solidifies our commitment to these values.”