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What is the Carbon Footprint of a Piece of Furniture? A Primer for Action

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us as we break down the basics of furniture’s carbon footprint, and how the furniture and interiors sectors – whether individual designers, small businesses or large brands – can make a difference in addressing global climate change. How can we measure the carbon footprint of a sofa, chair or table? How do materials, packaging, transport and disposal factor in? What are terms such as net zero, cradle-to-grave, materiality and embodied carbon?

Join Lucy Arndt, Head of Sustainability, Dodds & Shute and Lucy Crane, Sustainability Manager, Modus, in exploring how this matters in tackling climate change – and how designers, manufacturers, retailers and other furniture industry players can apply these ideas toward a climate-positive future. This will be a 60-minute webinar, with an optional additional 30 minutes to dive deeper into your questions with the speakers.

Produced by mebl | Transforming Furniture. Co-sponsored by the Sustainable Furnishings Council, IIDA NY Sustainability Circle, New York School of Interior Design, and presented as part of NYCxDESIGN. The webinar is eligible for 1 IDCEC CEU credit.

mebl | Transforming Furniture supports changemakers across the furniture industry in transitioning to a circular future – by producing educational programming, creating knowledge tools and amplifying innovative ideas and action.

The Sustainable Furnishings Council is a coalition of manufacturers, retailers and designers dedicated to raising awareness and expanding the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices across the home furnishings industry.

The IIDA NY Sustainability Circle endeavors to encourage the use of interior design strategies that reduce negative impacts on the environment and support collaborative efforts among practitioners, educators, and industry members to design in a socially responsible way.

The New York School of Interior Design, based in New York City, provides innovative, immersive, and transformative interior design education.

Learn more at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Nj5LuS9nTcuJr6GH_B-F0w.


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST


Event Format
Event Type
Open to Public and Design Trade
Design Discipline
Architecture, Digital and Technology, Product Design, Interior Design