Apr 22nd 2019

Saving 107 Million Plastic Bottles Can’t be Wrong

John Stein

Sustainable design products come full-circle these days with substantial benefits for everyone involved.

With sustainable awareness on the rise, we are all grasping for solutions to better our environment. Disregarding the initiative to move towards a sustainable lifestyle can be detrimental in today’s design world, and not flowing with the trend can stifle growth. You may begin to notice industry leaders are adjusting for the better when it comes to eco-friendly products. Luckily for architects and designers, the cultural shift may even result in happier clients. But how?

Sustainability is Beautiful

Kirei Board Wall Paneling


Sustainable design is beautiful in more ways than what’s on the outside. Producing a visually beautiful product sparks the interest of consumers, but the process of how a product is made creates an internal value of its own. Sustainable design becomes attractive to future prospects who align themselves with parallel principles regarding the environment.

Adding Kirei EchoPanel acoustics and natural design elements into your scope will result in a new dimension of story and purpose added into your developing projects. This unique and distinguishable aesthetic not only tells people how environmentally conscious you are but also exemplifies your innovative nature and mindset.

Choosing an acoustic solution doesn’t have to be a bland experience. With Kirei, we ensure functionality and form through our effort to maintain sustainable products that love to stand out. With design and the environment at top of mind, our products add a new creative dimension to any room, allowing anyone to experience the beauty inside and out.

Sustainability is Profitable

EchoStar Ceiling System


With environmental issues currently rising, environmental awareness has also increased amongst the general population. Nowadays, it has actually become more than a trend, but a lifestyle to care for the environment. Majority of products on the market take pride in their “green friendly” attitudes because it demonstrates their concerns, which in turn is quite appealing to the consumer.

When deciding to buy a product, there is plenty that goes behind the decision making process. As a designer or an architect, it is especially important to communicate the priority of sustainability to your clients. If the consumer aligns with your core beliefs regarding environmental awareness, you will gain not only their business but more importantly their respect.

Simply put, eco-friendly products are a great way to stand out from the competition. In today’s world, sustainable products have evolved from an ethically sound decision made by designers, to a competitive tool implemented by businesses.

Sustainability is Lasting

EchoPanel Topo Tiles


The longevity of a product is also something to consider. Due to the nature of being mindful when it comes to sustainable design, green products are proven to have higher quality in the long run. Long-lasting and durable products are some key factors that consumers look for when deciding on a product.

Aside from quality, those who have sustainable products could show long-term health benefits. Fostering and promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle ensures a healthier environment for future generations to come. In a time where wellness is highly valued, we simply cannot downplay the physical benefits of having clean, chemical-free products in our workspaces.

Kirei’s Mission

Kirei Hearts Made From Custom-Cut EchoPanel


However, if you are still on the fence about switching to eco-friendly acoustic building products for your next project, it may help to understand just how serious we take our mission.

We believe beauty is inherent through sustainability. We have always been dedicated to providing sustainable and functional products to the market, allowing interior designers and architects to also take part in a greener lifestyle.

Not only are Kirei’s PET EchoPanels 100% environmentally sustainable, but they are also beautiful, elegant, and create stunning interior spaces. But Kirei doesn’t stop there, our Coco Panels and Kirei Boards are also made from all natural, environmentally friendly, reclaimed products. Aside from our design materials being red-list free, we are proud to share that we have helped save 107 million bottles from the landfill so far, and counting.

It is the responsibility of companies like Kirei to ensure that our production is ethically and environmentally respectful throughout every stage. From gathering the raw, recyclable materials to create the EchoPanels, to manufacturing, to transporting and selling, each stage is carefully thought out to consider the direct and indirect impacts from all angles.

We regard the “Triple Bottom Line” of “People, Planet, Profit” to be a fundamental guiding principle of our company. Through this foundation, we strive to stimulate new economic growth in our source regions by generating new jobs at fair market wages in safe, healthy work environments while reducing human impact on the planet. We give back in every way that we can, from start to end.

Finding “True” Sustainability

Coco Tiles


Design firms have raised their standards as to what constitutes towards an ideal, sustainable product, pushing Kirei to abide by the highest, eco-friendly standards as possible.

Kirei’s pursuit of sustainable living wouldn’t be possible without the following certifications:

Declare + Red List Free
The Red List contains worst in class materials that:

  • Pollute the environment
  • Bio-accumulate up the food chain until they reach toxic concentrations
  • Harm construction and factory workers

...and our products are completely Red List Free.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) V.4
LEED is an internationally recognized certification system regarding the design, construction, and operation of green buildings.

Health Product Declaration (HPD) v2.1
The HPD Open Standard is a standard specification for the accurate, reliable and consistent reporting of product contents and relative health information, for products utilized in construction.

WELL
The WELL Building Standard is the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces, and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness.

Mindful Materials
mindful MATERIALS (mM) is a free platform with aggregated information on human health and environmental impacts for products from leading manufacturers, vetted by experts passionate about making it easier to make informed product choices.

GreenTag Certified
Global GreenTag is one of the world’s most robust, trusted and widely recognized ecolabels. Identifying a Global GreenTag on a product ensures that the product has passed the reputable standards of Global GreenTag, gaining the trust of numerous buyers, businesses, governments, and green building councils worldwide.

Google Portico
Portico is a web-based application designed to simplify the analysis, selection, and specification of building products that meet health and transparency objectives.

Doing What is Right For All

EchoPanel Desk Partition


Designers and architects should take the initiative to promote sustainability, as the nature of their field entails dealing with our fundamental living environment. We live and work in buildings and houses with a variety of furniture and design elements. If we start promoting sustainability from the very foundation that we are surrounded by, we can make healthier, cleaner decisions in other parts of our lifestyles.

Kirei keeps the environment in mind in addition to the overall well-being of humanity. Our products are a celebration of sustainability and unique artistic design, establishing itself as beautiful statement pieces in any space.


Contact your Kirei rep to learn more about our eco friendly products!


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