In our quest to ensure in any project we embark on uses materials in the most efficient and renewable manner possible, be that recycled materials, sustainably sourced or have the lowest possible embodied energy it can be difficult to know where to look.
You get the sense that the right products are out there , people are innovating, creating solutions to meet the needs of a changing planet but where do you find them?
A visit to Ecobuild in London this year was a great insight into some of the product innovations being developed. I found the most interest away from some of the big named companies and with the smaller companies with new and innovative products developed by those with a passion for the environment rather than the any multi million pound research and development budgets with the bottom line then being the deciding factor.
One such find is Rematerialise; created by Kingston University’s Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture.
Rematerialise is a unique sustainable materials library and online resource offering innovative material solutions to the design industry which can have both economic benefits and less environmental impact.
This fantastic resource offers a one stop shop which has been 18 years on the making and means the collective research has been done for you by a group of people to enable you to tap into a current, developing and up to date database.
This site should absolutely be the first point of call for any design and product sourcing decision.