Cosentino joins the industry towards a low-carbon future
New studies reveal that interior design has a bigger impact on climate change than imagined, influencing over 10% of global carbon emissions, by some estimates. This represents a huge opportunity and responsibility to transform the industry and ensure a sustainable future for all.
Cosentino is moving forward with international momentum toward a full transition to a low-carbon economy, promoting energy efficiency, emissions reduction, and sustainable mobility. We are proud to support organizations and initiatives that share our values and are making the world a better and more sustainable place, such as the Metropolis Magazine Climate Toolkit for Interior Design: Creative Strategies for Low-Carbon Spaces.
During the Climate Toolkit presentation, Valentín Tijeras, VP Global Product and R&D at Cosentino highlighted the company’s efforts and contributions to the industry. “We understand very accurately how we generate our carbon footprint and we know how to mitigate it,” he explained. With this knowledge, Cosentino is able to create certified carbon neutral collections, such as Silestone Sunlit Days, and achieve carbon neutrality in the entire Dekton portfolio. The company goes a step further with HybriQ Technology to reinvent “the entire Silestone portfolio with the cutting-edge HybriQ Technology to reduce carbon emissions,” and using a sustainable manufacturing process utilizing recycled water, renewable energy, and recycled materials. With HybriQ, “we maintain the performance and look of Silestone but do not charge clients more for this effort we are assuming as a company to be greener and more sustainable.” said Tijeras.
“For Cosentino, sustainability is a way of doing business. It is not about a moment or a market opportunity. It is the way we do things, how we feel comfortable as a company, as employees, and as part of the communities in which we operate” Tijeras concluded.
Now is the time to take steps towards designing low-carbon interior spaces. The Metropolis Climate Toolkit serves as a go-to resource for interior designers and other industry professionals to work towards this goal together, with clear strategies and creative solutions.