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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Just Program: Corporate Transparency At its Finest

Just Program: Corporate Transparency At its Finest

An Overview of Just The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) has created a transparency and responsibility standard for corporations. It’s called the Just program. Corporations can voluntarily apply to the Just program. Once accepted, they use the Just metrics...

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received

Intro & Confessions I tend to be a lone wolf, so reaching out to others for advice is often hard. Translation: my ego doesn’t like it when I ask for help. Thankfully, I have received unsolicited and solicited advice that has given good direction to my life and the...

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...

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,...

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...

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