Design with Impact: The Data-Driven Rise of Sustainable Fit-Outs

Design with Impact: The Data-Driven Rise of Sustainable Fit-Outs
Businesses prioritising sustainability outperform competitors as outlined by another recent McKinsey & Company report, "Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector" (October 2022)
This translates to an increasing demand for data-driven design, often where sustainable impact metrics like carbon avoided or plastics out of landfill become key decision making factors for when considering fit-out solutions.
Here are 3 ways designers could integrate sustainability into your next project:
Embrace Transparency with Data-Backed Choices: Showcase the environmental benefits of your designs. Use readily available Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) and ecolabels to illustrate the environmental impact of sustainable materials versus traditional materials. Shoutout to the incredible mahi of Elizabeth Whaley from Spaceworks Interior Architecture and her team. They track how much waste is sent or saved from landfill in every project and have an incredible carbon calculator to better inform their clients. Kia mau te wehi
Design for Durability & Future Flexibility: Opt for high-quality, long-lasting materials like Critical. Cleanstone. Invest in modular furniture systems that can be easily reconfigured, minimising future waste like Spacebar Design's modular joinery systems.
Partner with Sustainable Suppliers: Collaborate with manufacturers committed to responsible sourcing and production practices. Look for companies that prioritise the circular economy by offering closed-loop recycling at the end of life. Materials like today's Cleanstone Sample 026 - is made from 100% recycled soft plastics, nothing else. No chemicals, no harsh additives, just Aotearoa plastic waste that would have otherwise ended up in our whenua. At the end of life, we turn it into new Cleanstone, endlessly.
By using data to inform your design choices, you can create beautiful, functional spaces that resonate with environmentally conscious clients.
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