LEED & Wellness
Our materials and processes contribute LEED V4 credits in a number of categories.
We are excited to announce that we have begun to divert extra concrete mix from the landfill.
We started by creating planters. No two are alike and there is no saying which color will emerge from our molds! We use all our excess and the result can be variegated.
Environmentally friendly, sustainable materials
Our products do not emit volatile organic compounds during their production or their life cycle, making them safe for use in the interior environment. They are both PVC- and formaldehyde-free, and contain no chemicals of concern.
Our commitment to our customers and the environment
We are deeply committed to doing right by our customers and the environment. Sensitile has received third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and is in the process of publishing Health Product Declarations (HPD) for all of our product lines. Furthermore, the majority of our products include certified recycled content, which we are continually working to increase.
Certified Low-Emitting Materials
Sensitile’s materials have received Clean Air GOLD Certification from Intertek, confirming that they are safe for the indoor environment and do not have deleterious effects on air quality, human health, productivity and the environment.
Our state-of-the-art facility is located in beautiful Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA. Everything we do—from material design and prototyping, to manufacturing, packaging, and shipping—is done right here, using cutting edge technology and environmentally responsible practices. This lack of outsourcing gives us complete control over material sourcing, process efficiency, employee safety and product quality. Projects within 100 miles (160 km) of Sensitile’s facility are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost.
Our hand-crafted materials are not simply stamped from stock, but start from raw materials. Each has a unique story as it goes through the iterative, detailed process of production. We are proud to source all of our raw materials from USA suppliers. We work closely with our supply chain to ensure that only the highest quality ingredients are used to create our award-winning architectural and design products.
Energy efficient solutions
Our materials are designed to carry, extend and maximize ambient light including daylight and energy-efficient lighting. The effect of combining these unique materials with lighting is exponential, not merely additive.
Minimal Production Waste
All of our materials are manufactured to the exact specifications of our customers, meaning that there is very little excess.
Regrind to New Materials
Our product design and production teams work together to incorporate as much regrind into new material designs as possible. PIXA Screen is one such introduction with substantial content of regrind. Since design, prototyping and production all occur under one roof, this process is effective and efficient.
Cut-offs to Inspiration
What little extra we produce is used in our aggressive and targeted sample program, which ensures that all material pieces find a purpose.
When our products are ready to be shipped out, custom packaging for each project is carefully designed and assembled to ensure minimal waste, and any surplus packaging materials are reused by local artists for shipping their own works of art.
Recycling and Upcycling initiatives
We strive to find new ways to integrate environmentally-conscious practices into our work culture, packaging and manufacturing process, from procurement through shipping. Plastic, cardboard, and paper are all recycled at local facilities even if at a cost.
Our commitment to sustainability fuels our tireless efforts to integrate more environmentally and socially responsible practices into both our products and our work culture. We believe that product transparency and disclosure serve to not only optimize our products and process, but can ultimately improve the environment and quality of life for us all.
Conserving our Natural Capital: Water
Water is essential for our wet processes. We have minimized run-off and consumption of potable water with our closed-loop grey water recycling system. Water use for our manufacturing plant parallels that of an average single family home.
We support our local economy by purchasing from local vendors, employing from our local talent pool, and striving to be a beacon of growth, renewability and sustainability for our community. We do it because it makes sense, and we believe it’s the right thing to do.
- LEED Information (Celeste Glass, Vapor Glass)
- LEED Information - Spread Format (Celeste Glass, Vapor Glass)
- LEED Information (Scintilla Glass, Jali/SLANT Glass, Lumina Glass)
- LEED Information - Spread Format (Scintilla Glass, Jali/SLANT Glass, Lumina Glass)
- Recycled Content - Glass & Resin Panels
- EPD - Glass & Resin Panels
- EPD - Glass Panels
- ETL Environmental VOC+ Product Certification