To do so requires makers and manufacturers that are willing to take a considered approach to sustainability and at EDGE we make it our mission to find them.
We do not believe that materials designed to reduce their negative social and environmental impact should ever hinder innovation – if anything, they should enhance it. Through our online resource and permanent space we aim to inspire creativity whilst offering the opportunity for aspirational material suppliers and specifiers to connect.
We don’t have all the solutions, but that won’t stop us from striving to discover them.
Join us in making a start.
There are a number of accreditation assessments available to manufacturers. Set by third party organisations such as BREEAM, LEED, UL and C2C, they offer prospective specifiers the opportunity to understand and evaluate what sustainability standards a given material may offer their project.
Wherever possible we showcase materials that have some form of accreditation but also recognise that acquiring them can be a costly and time consuming process, particularly for smaller brands.
We believe in transparency and think that an honest approach to materiality is key to making more sustainable decisions when planning our built environments.
We seek and promote material manufacturers that: