• Published on February 23, 2020

Material Transparency Industry Panel hosted by Love That Design – to understand the implications, positive and negative, of materials used to create our built environment.

Our Managing Director Marcos Bish joined Katherine Bruce, Sustainability Consultant at AESG, Frazer Butcher, Managing Director at Humanscale, , Diane Thorsen, Design Director at Gensler, Simon Walter, Head of Real Estate at Nokia IMEA in an exhaustive panel discussion on the implications of materials used to create our built environment. 

The panel delved into the importance of standards and the new Health Product Declaration® (HPD) Collaborative, the real costs of materials, commercial interior certifications, and the impacts on human health and well-being in workplaces.

Marcos believes “Certifications and material transparency informs clients and designers of all the products and materials that are providing true holistic value. They not only raise awareness throughout the supply chain, but also drive innovation and improvement within firms. In Summertown, we see new certifications and labels as benchmarks to drive improvement from within, whether or not it’s in our procurement or our CSR.”

Read a comprehensive log of the discussion from ‘Love That Design’.