Cambium Studio is fully committed to sustainable design. We consider the entire life span of a product, from design, material choice, use by client, potential re-use, to eventual decay. Given these commitments, and our extensive experience in custom, sustainable design, we are competitively positioned for contract opportunities in LEED Certified projects.
Sustainable design begins at the drawing board. If a piece:
- Functions well
- Looks, feels and smells great
- Is built to last, it will have a better chance of staying IN your home or workplace and OUT of the landfill. We design and consult to make sure these goals are met
Healthy and Safe Work Environment
We operate according to best industry practices in an effort to reduce injury, and promote a healthy and sustainable work environment.
LEED® is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings. We are happy to guide you through the various options available in sustainable/green/eco‐friendly design. And we enjoy learning from you if you have expertise to share. Together we can find the perfect solution for your next project.
We Can Help Our Clients Achieve LEED Credits In The Following Ways:
LEED Materials and Resources
- Material Reuse: furniture and furnishings
- Recycled content
- Local/regional materials and manufacturing
- Rapidly Renewable Materials
- Ability to source FSC certified wood
- Low Emitting Materials (VOC and material content)
- Innovation in Design
* All potential LEED projects must be approved by the project’s LEED AP
We carefully select materials for their appropriate use. These typically include: Reclaimed, locally sourced and FSC lumber, rapidly renewable resources including bamboo and cork, and metals, glass and acrylic with high‐recycled content.
Unlike much of the furniture out there today, our pieces are built to last. We combine carefully selected materials with strong joinery (dovetails, mortise & tenon…) and complete the designs using appropriately durable, eco‐friendly finishes such as hand‐rubbed oils, shellac, waxes and water‐based lacquer.
Products from cut-offs
We work with local, family run business, like our own, that demonstrate good land stewardship practices. This helps reduce the carbon footprint of our work, and supports our local economy.
Trash & Waste
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We prevent this by using strong joinery, carefully selected materials and durable, earth safe finishes:
Creating designs to use cut‐offs from other projects (“Judd Boxes”, cutting‐boards, lamps…)
- Donating clean, hardwood shavings to gardens for use as compost
- Donating small cut‐offs for use as firewood