Sustainability is a Journey, Not a Destination

Author: Seth MacGregor, Director of Operations at MetroWall 

As someone once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

Improving efficiency in manufacturing, moderation in the use of materials, sourcing environmentally friendly materials, and focusing on energy saving have long been factors considered at MetroWall. But as we like to say, “More is possible.”

The Design & Build Community has collectively focused on efforts to reduce the global carbon footprint. While there are many ways of doing this, MetroWall has been supporting an organization that is playing a key role.

For several years, and with another donation in 2023, we have partnered with One Tree Planted, specifically their Urban Forestry Program. Having planted over 80,000 trees in cities, the Urban Forestry Program focuses on addressing the significant need for forestry in urban areas to reduce the effects of heat islands and to create green spaces. These efforts help remove carbon from the air, reduce energy consumption, and enhance air quality.

In one year, a mature tree will absorb more than 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen in exchange. Additionally, a study at Boston University found that about 30% of carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels are taken in by forests. “That’s CO2 that’s not in the atmosphere,” says Boston University biogeochemist and ecologist Lucy Hutyra. “These forests are doing an incredible service to our planet.”

We often talk about “sustainability,” and it sometimes just feels like a buzzword. There are many ways we can have an impact and improve our sustainability journey goals. We applaud all the individuals and organizations that continue to create change. We look forward to hearing more from our colleagues about your own initiatives.

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MetroWall’s Glass Walls Transform Multi-Floor Project in Newport Tower

No job is too big for MetroWall. Earlier this year, we completed a multi-floor project located in Jersey City’s Newport Tower. The project consisted of two floors that spanned the entire perimeter of the building. Over 1,000 linear square feet of glass wall interiors was installed.  

“Everywhere you look, you see MetroWall and that’s something that really speaks to what our company does. We provide a beautiful product that people want at the forefront of their office.”
Michael Fusco, Project Manager at MetroWall

For the tenant, a multi-national pharmaceutical corporation, sound and visual privacy was paramount. As a result, the design team had the challenge of finding a balance between maximizing natural light throughout the space, while meeting the tenant’s expectations. They also had the challenge of having to switch back and forth between double- and single-glazed systems.  

MetroWall’s HUSH Series and Serene Door offered the designers the solution they needed. The glass wall system is at the crossroads of where acoustic performance meets aesthetics. It enabled the design team to alternate between double- and single-glazed configurations as needed while remaining flush throughout the entire office space.  

“Seeing the excitement in the design team is what’s so gratifying and exciting to me about a project like this… Involving MetroWall early in the design process is always something I recommend, and this is why.”
Peter Coulter, Architectural Representative at MetroWall

MetroWall’s proprietary, integrated process enables our team to use our expertise to find ideal solutions that meet the expectations of all stakeholders and then work with general contractors to execute the installation. Through our process, we centralize communication at every stage to ensure project success and customer satisfaction—and this commitment shows in our 96%+ Customer Satisfaction Rate. 

Hear more from lead designer Reiko Mizuno and general contractor Kevin Mulligan about their thoughts on working with MetroWall and the stunning space. 

 


MetroWall is redefining architectural design and build standards for glass wall interiors. Download our brochure to learn more about MetroWall and how our proprietary, integrated process can make a difference on your next project

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