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Sustainable design, also called environmental design, is a philosophy of designing with the intent to comply with the principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability. Our clients place a high priority on sustainable design and Atlantic Link is committed to meeting this need. We meet this need by bringing sustainable products to the market and using ecofriendly methods in transporting these products.
How Atlantic Link Product Lines Engage in Sustainable Practices
Our product lines are from partners who commit to sustainability while producing materials of the highest quality. Here are some examples of how some of our partners have demonstrated their commitment to sustainability:
Lea Ceramiche is recognized at the international level for its ecofriendly practices. The production system at each phase, from the selection of raw materials to the disposal of residues, has been studied and planned to sustain the e.nvironment. Lea has also participated in these sustainable projects:
The Ravinia Lobby Wall. Atlantic Link was pleased to be involved in this project, an ecolobby, designed by 3D Architecture. The four-story wall is covered by more than 15,000 living plants. Slimtech Shade in Milk is featured throughout the project.
The Bosco Verticale is a model of a sustainable residential building and an urban reforestation project. The more than 2,000 plants distributed on the facades of the two residential buildings generate humidity, absorb molecules of CO2 and dust and produce oxygen, and improve the environmental characteristics of the building. These ecofriendly products by Lea cover the interior spaces:
- Basaltina Stone Project – awarded the ECOLABEL seal issued by the European Union to materials with extremely low environmental impact.
- Slimtech Basaltina – an innovative material, only 3.5mm thick. Compared to traditional porcelain, the technology used entails a major reduction in the consumption of raw materials, water, and energy, and in the emission of pollutants and of CO2 during firing.
CP Parquet manufactures beautiful, natural, top-of-the-market engineered hardwood flooring that is also environmentally friendly. CP Parquet uses the best European wood species from controlled forests, glues that do not harm humans or the environment, natural oils and water-based varnish. They comply with strict European standards EN 16000-9. They recycle chippings and sawdust to heat their premises and fuel dryers, furnaces and varnishing equipment. They also use recovered sawdust to produce pellets for household heaters.
How Atlantic Link Promotes Sustainable Importing Practices
While our products travel long distances to get to the US from Europe, the method we use to transport our products, boat, is among the most environmentally friendly. Boat transportation emits less carbon than train and plane transportation. The carbon emissions from maritime shipping is nearly half that of rail shipping and just a tiny fraction of air fright.
When we select collections for the US market, we focus on cutting-edge design and technological advancements, including sustainable practices. We consider sustainability one of the many ways we strive to focus on our clients’ needs.