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Earth Day with KPMB Lab

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April 26, 2024

On Earth Day, KPMB Lab teamed up with MJMA, TAS, Viking Recycling, and Alex Lukachko, a building science consultant, for The Materials Library Spring Clean Out, a spring cleaning event hosted by the Toronto Circularity Network.

The Toronto Circularity Network, supported by KPMB Architects, is a network of professionals and stakeholders working to advance the emergence of the circular economy in the city’s design, construction, and reconstruction industry. 

For their latest event, likeminded partners came together to discuss and practice material circularity in the built environment, bringing materials from their sample libraries to be sorted for discarding or recycling, with the goal of diverting as many materials as possible from landfills. Reusing architectural samples like wood, glass, fabrics, etc., is a productive way to promote circularity and sustainable consumption, reduce waste, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. 

The built environment is responsible for approximately a third of all greenhouse gas emissions; finding ways to reduce our collective carbon footprint, whether through material reuse or other carbon-reduction strategies, will help create a more sustainable future for everyone. 

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