Commercial, GHG Emissions - November 5, 2020
Material Bank to offset all shipping emissions
Material Bank announced Nov. 3 that all its sample orders are officially shipping 100% carbon neutral.
The materials sampling company, servicing designers and architects in the U.S., will purchase carbon credits to offset all the emissions related to the shipment of its samples. Material Bank has also made strides in improving its sustainability since its launch in 2019 by restructuring its shipments to require less packaging and transportation and removing excess materials.
"Prioritizing sustainability is at the foundation of Material Bank, starting with sample aggregation and reclamation," Adam Sandow, Founder & Chairman of Material Bank, said in a statement. "Offsetting 100% of the carbon emissions associated with the transportation of every Material Bank sample shipment is a natural next step for Material Bank and we will continue to develop low-carbon solutions to minimize the environmental impact of sampling."
The company also formed its Material Bnk Carbon Neutral Firm Program Pilot, which a list of its clients including Cannon Design, Gensler, Nelson Worldwide, Cushing Terrell, MG2, Gresham Smith, AECOM, HMFH Architects, Dyer Brown, M+A Architects, Bennett Design, SmithGroup, HDR, and Perkins & Will has all joined.