Provide an education in green while saving money and minimizing installation hassles along the way.
Among the many markets served by Interface, higher education has probably developed green practices further than any other. Sustainability directors on college and university payrolls don’t need to be convinced of the need to make choices that safeguard the environment. If anything, you’re the ones pushing for those changes.
Together we need to challenge the status quo and really think big—as in every college student in a green school within this generation.
Long lasting performance and a positive environmental impact
Of course you want to go as easy on budgets and maintenance staffs as you do on the environment. But since Interface's climate neutral, modular carpet tiles install with zero glue and as little as 1.5% waste, are spill- and stain-resistant, and can be individually and quickly replaced, we’re also a sensible option. Higher education institutions that consider the whole life cycle choose Interface because they understand the holistic leveraged impact of their choices. Through your procurement departments, you can set an example of greening the supply chain.
But what is all this worth? Beyond reducing a campus’ carbon footprint, green initiatives can save money, and more and more colleges and universities are focusing on sustainable purchasing. Their green efforts are also helping to attract the increasing number of students seeking out more sustainable campuses because of serious concerns about environmental issues. With Interface products, the next time a prospective student asks about your institution’s sustainability mission, you can begin your answer by pointing to the floor.
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