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Nadine Gudz Director, Sustainability with Interface presents a manufacturers perspective on sustainable materials to the Toronto CSBA Program

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Sba materials nadine gudz

  1. 1. SUSTAINABLE MATERIALSProduct and Company sustainability inactionNadine GudzDirector, Sustainability Strategynadine.gudz@interface.com
  2. 2. OUTLINE- Who is Interface?- Life Cycle thinking, assessment, stewarship inaction- Radical transparency: Exploring thepossibilities- Inspiring systems change: product, company,supply chains…
  3. 3. Take Make Waste THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION Only 6% of material flow ends up in productsTHE SUSTAINABILITY NoREVOLUTION Waste
  4. 4. SEVEN FRONTS OF MOUNT SUSTAINABILITY1. Eliminate Waste2. Benign Emissions3. Renewable Energy4. Closing the Loop5. Resource-Efficient Transportation6. Sensitivity Hookup7. Redesign Commerce
  5. 5. $440 MILLION IN AVOIDEDWASTE COSTS, GLOBALLY
  6. 6. 2011 ECOMETRICS HIGHLIGHTSENERGY USE per unit of production 47% since 1996RENEWABLE ENERGY 31% of total energy useNON-RENEWABLE ENERGY USE per unit of production 64% since 1996GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS 34% from BaselineRECYCLED MATERIALS 44% of total raw materials useWASTE TO LANDFILL per unit of production 88% since 1996WATER USE per unit of production 84% since 1996
  7. 7. INSPIRED BY NATURAL SYSTEMSWe created i2 usingbiomimicry – a method thatseeks sustainable solutionsby using nature as a model.Like leaves on a forest floor,i2 tiles vary from one to theother – yet they cometogether to form beautifuldesigns.
  8. 8. INSPIRED BY NATURAL SYSTEMSMergeable dye lots- Less attic stock requiredTiles blend regardless of when theyrepurchased or installedLonger life on the floori2 non-directional- Installs faster than roll carpet ordirectional modular carpetCreates less waste since scraps canbe reused along the edges Original i2, non directional product – Entropy. Total Recycled Content is 62-74%. Innovation
  9. 9. MEASURING GLOBAL WARMING IMPACT POTENTIAL Greenhouse gas emissions Approx. 30 lbs of GHGs for 1 yd2 of carpet Recycling 71% End of Life/ 10% 9% 7% UseRaw material Use & extraction Manufacturing Product Maintenance Transportation 3% Landfill
  10. 10. WHAT IS LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT?A science-based methodology forassessing the environmentalperformance of a product over its fulllife cycle- standardized byISO 14040 series- 3 main parts: 1) scope,2) inventory, 3) impacts
  11. 11. LIFE CYCLE STEWARDSHIP
  12. 12. CLOSING THE LOOP:RE-ENTRY 2.0 CARPETRECLAMATION & RECYCLING
  13. 13. the LoopFiber is separated and broadloom backing is removed to be further processed
  14. 14. 4
  15. 15. Loop - fiberFace fiber is bailed and shipped to Universal Fibers
  16. 16. CONTROVERSIALMATERIALS
  17. 17. www.pharosproject.net (v2, 5/07/12)
  18. 18. EPD STANDS FORENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTDECLARATIONIt is a statement of product ingredients andpotential environmental impacts during the life ofa product.
  19. 19. EPD IS BASED ON LIFECYLE DATAEPD IS THIRD-PARTY VERIFIEDEPD MEETS ISO STANDARDS
  20. 20. EPD is not: -A performance rater -A sustainability claim -A system Interface developed for its own purposes
  21. 21. TRANSPARENCY LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE/STANDARD DEVELOPED BY INTERFACEFLOR STATUSENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT ISO (14025 & 14040) 90% OF PRODUCTS DECLARATION COVERED BY UL- CERTIFIED EPDs (ALL PRODUCTS BY END OF 2012) PHAROS PROJECT HEALTHY BUILDING ALL PRODUCT DATA (NORTH NETWORK (HBN) AMERICA) IN DATABASE HEALTH PRODUCT HBN & BUILDINGGREEN.COM COMMITTED TO PILOT DECLARATION PERKINS & WILL PERKINS & WILL IN DISCUSSION TO PILOT TRANSPARENCY LABEL DECLARE LIVING BUILDING IN DISCUSSIONS CHALLENGE (ILBI)
  22. 22. LEED PILOT CREDIT 43:PRODUCT CERTIFICATIONS
  23. 23. CALL TO ACTIONIf you are a design professional, firm, or companyworking in the Building Sector (architects,designers, planners, interior designers, landscapearchitects, builders, and/or developers, etc.),Architecture 2030 encourages you to adopt the2030 Challenge for Products and pledge to requestthird party expert verified Life Cycle Assessment(LCA) and, where possible, Environmental ProductDeclaration (EPD), results from productmanufacturers and specify low-carbon buildingproducts that meet the Challenge targets.
  24. 24. Architecture2030.org
  25. 25. TRANSFORMINGBUSINESS CULTURE2010, Ray Anderson, Jim Hartzfeldand Mona Amodeo, “ChangingBusiness Cultures from Within”
  26. 26. SUMMARY- Is a product really green if it’s made in a pollutingfactory?- “Sustainable” is not a specialized product line- Radical transparency -> More complete picture ->Smarter choices -> More sustainable buildings- “Controversial materials” = good conversationstarters about ALL materials

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