Arrowstreet held our annual Earth Month Vendor Fair this week. The fair featured a curated group of vendors displaying specific materials and systems selected for their exceptional commitment to material health and sustainability. In addition to our staff, there was a great turnout from Boston area design firms and we thank all who participated!
All architectural materials that were displayed at this year’s event included an Environmental Product Declaration, material ingredient certification, and emissions testing. In addition, most of the materials displayed this year were Living Product Certified. Vendors this year included Armstrong, Crossville, Mosa, Owens Corning, Patcraft/Shaw, Recover Green Roofs, Tarkett, and Urban Mining Northeast.
This event is just one way Arrowstreet is fulfilling the Materials Pledge that we and 55 other US architectural firms have made, to work towards healthier materials.
We at Arrowstreet Pledge To
• Continue asking for transparency and better products.
• Continuously improve and update our specifications and procurement processes to require transparent and optimized products.
• Collaborate and share best practices, tools, and education.
• Support Human Health by preferring products which support and foster life throughout their lifecycles and seek to eliminate the use of substances that are hazardous.
• Support Climate Health by preferring products which reduce carbon emissions and ultimately sequester more carbon than emitted.
• Support Ecosystem Health by preferring products which support and regenerate the natural air, water, and biological cycles of life through thoughtful supply chain management and restorative company practices.
• Support Social Health and Equity by preferring products from manufacturers who secure human rights in their own operations and in their supply chains, and which provide positive impacts for their workers and the communities where they operate.
• Support a Circular Economy by reusing buildings and materials; and by designing for material efficiency, long life, and perpetual cycling.