why material performance matters
project spotlight / Applying Our Research in Practice
VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, british columbia
What impacts do the materials we put into our built environments have on us and the environment? Every day, we’re discovering new answers to this question. The fact is, all across their lifecycles, the products used to build, furnish, decorate, and even clean our spaces have ripple effects on our health, wellbeing, and environmental footprint. The more informed we can be about the materials we’re using, the better—and safer—our built environments will be.
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