Start Slow and Have a Roadmap
Probably the most critical step in developing JENSEN’s Healthier Materials Plan was defining our baseline materials goals. We wanted to aim high enough to have a measurable impact on occupant wellness. At the same time, to foster a shared commitment across our studio, it was important that our goals feel achievable and aligned with our design values. Early on we decided to focus on interiors (materials and furnishings within the building envelope) as a manageable first step that would offer the greatest benefits for building occupants. But this didn’t mean foregoing a more far-reaching vision. Throughout our plan we also identify future goals, so we always have an eye on where our roadmap is heading.