Payette recently signed the Materials Pledge letter to design and construct with holistically optimized materials that positively impact human health, the climate, the environment and society.
In 2013, a group of architecture offices sent letters to manufacturers requesting more product transparency. As a response, last year a group of manufacturers, called Living Product 50 (LP 50), formed to provide a unique opportunity to effect industry-wide transformation by leveraging a common voice and shared practices. The LP 50 has sparked conversation within the industry, committing to manufacture safe and transparently disclosed products, while holding the design community accountable for specifying these materials.
In addition to signing the letter, our Material Research Team formally launched Payette’s Material Policy last year. This followed a year of research on issues of human and environmental health surrounding the material decisions that we make as designers.
Architecture and design professionals interested in signing the pledge can contact Lona.Rerick@zgf.com. And remember to ask for transparency when selecting materials!