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Celebrating Earth Day 2023 with Armstrong Ceilings

April 17, 2023
We celebrated Earth Day with Armstrong Ceilings as we sat down with Anita Snader to talk sustainable design and manufacturing and their impact on the environment for our latest episode of I Hear Design.

The theme of this year's Earth Day is "Invest in Our Planet," and you don't need to have the budget of a multinational corporation to make a difference. Architects and designers can have a measurable impact on the environment through the projects they design and the products they specify. In this episode, we sit down with Armstrong World Industries' Environmental Sustainability Manager, Anita Snader, to discuss where we are as an industry in the battle against climate change, how manufacturers like Armstrong are stepping up their sustainability commitments and some tools the design professionals have at their disposal to more accurately measure their carbon footprints.

As the Senior Sustainability Manager, Anita is an integral member of the Sustainability team at Armstrong World Industries. As a dedicated team member, she is focused on integrating the 2030 Sustainability platform into all aspects of our business. She provides direction to our product sustainability strategy and our Product Pillar.

She has led Armstrong’s commitment to material health, transparency and carbon reduction efforts through Armstrong’s SUSTAIN™ portfolio of high-performance ceiling systems. A key area of focus is on Circularity, both in our operations and product, which continues Armstrong’s leadership in this area in the ceiling industry. As a LEED AP, she chaired the LEED EB Platinum certification for the Armstrong Headquarters in June 2007, and recertification in 2014 and 2020. She has also led the FitWel Certification and WELL Health Safety Rating for our Customer Avenue on the Armstrong Campus in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Anita also serves as the connector to various industry initiatives. She has provided industry education through articles, courses, and has presented extensively both in person and virtually.

About the Author

Robert Nieminen | Chief Content Director

Robert Nieminen is the Chief Content Director of Architectural Products, BUILDINGS and i+s, sister publications of Smart Buildings Technology. He is an award-winning writer with more than 20 years of experience reporting on the architecture and design industry.

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