The Thread

Here at Seam, we love design and how sustainable design incorporates so many aspects of nature, beauty, and efficiency. Our blog, The Thread, is a way for us to explore interesting topics, highlight awesome strategies, and offer advice.

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Designing for Movement

Designing for Movement

Designing for Movement in Interior Environments A major theme of my work and the blog posts on The Thread is that our interior environments play a large role in our overall health as humans. We spend a majority of our time indoors. Researchers are continually looking...

Giving Back to the Next Generation

Giving Back to the Next Generation

Giving Back is the New Black In the last post on The Thread, we looked into B Corps using business as a force for good. Since businesses have more resources and human power than individual people, their potential impact on the world is almost always greater. We hope...

B-Corps: Using Business as a Force for Good

B-Corps: Using Business as a Force for Good

A Force for Good Businesses and organizations have major influences in our lives as well as provide us products and services that keep us fed, sheltered, clothed, and entertained. Of course, businesses and organizations influence economics, politics, and a myriad of...

Is Corporate Transparency the New Norm?

Is Corporate Transparency the New Norm?

Transparency in the Corporate World Have you ever wondered what goes on in the corporations providing products and services to consumers on a local and global level? Many of us haven’t, but lately, corporations have been called to practice transparency with their...

Indoor airPLUS: Improving Residential Indoor Air Quality

Indoor airPLUS: Improving Residential Indoor Air Quality

Introduction Have you ever wondered if the air inside your home is as healthy as it could be? Many factors influence indoor air quality in our homes including smoking, cleaning habits, and air and moisture leaks. We spend a majority of our lives indoors, and the US’s...

Energy Star Struck

Energy Star Struck

Introduction to Energy Star I wanted to get into Energy Star certification, since it is one of the most well known. You have probably seen the blue Energy Star label on your computer or kitchen appliances maybe without giving it a second thought. This exploration of...

Overview of Green Globes

Overview of Green Globes

Navigating Green Globes Green Globes is a contender in the sustainability certification arena. It is one of the most popular green building rating systems alongside LEED. (Check out my post on LEED for more.) Green Globes offers a holistic approach to new, existing,...

LEEDing the Way: An Overview of the LEED Rating System

LEEDing the Way: An Overview of the LEED Rating System

About LEED LEED which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is one of the most common sustainable building rating systems used in the United States and around the world. LEED is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which many...

Hosting a Sustainability Charrette

Hosting a Sustainability Charrette

What is a Charrette? A charrette is a term that, in the architecture industry, describes an important meeting or meetings intended to set goals for a building project including scope, schedule, and budget. This meeting is often a good chance for the project team to...

Sustainability Building Certifications 101

Sustainability Building Certifications 101

This post expands on the last post in The Thead and goes into depth on some of the major sustainability certifications available today. Buildings, appliances, building materials and products can all achieve sustainability certifications from applicable authorities....

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