DIRTT Environmental Services

Modular Wall Systems

Calgary, Alberta

Canada

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About DIRTT

DIRTT — Doing It Right This Time — creates sustainable interiors with agile architectural solutions. Founded in 2004, DIRTT Environmental Solutions constructs tailored prefab spaces as an alternative to conventional stud and drywall construction. The customization of dimensions, functionality and aesthetics produces productive spaces that are long-term assets. DIRTT uses real-time, interactive 3D software called ICE®, a single software application for a fluid flow of information from design and point-of-sale to the manufacturing floor. ICE eliminates order entry errors and inter-application conflicts, vastly improving the speed, precision and custom abilities of manufacturing and installation.

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We became a B Corp because we strive to show the world that there’s a better way to build out interior spaces: more efficiently, more cleanly, more sustainably and more humanely. Our B Corp certification helps ensure we will continually aim higher and further improve our social and environmental approach to doing business.

DIRTT has three manufacturing plants. Located in key markets — Calgary, Savannah and Phoenix — these factories diminish the carbon footprint of raw and finished goods transportation while contributing to local economic growth.

The Change We Seek™

DIRTT's solutions include modular walls, plug & play power and data systems, millwork and low-profile access flooring. This is a bigger deal than it sounds. Buildings overall produce more greenhouse gasses, more material waste and use more energy than any other man-made enterprise. Tailored prefab construction helps fix the problem from inside, where it all begins. 

Building out space with DIRTT means being free to choose an existing building and efficient floor plate with the comfort of knowing the interior will reflect your needs. The construction method itself creates less initial material waste, less noise and results in a shorter construction schedule and more efficient layouts. The space flexes as the inhabitants develop and grow, stopping real estate sprawl. DIRTT elements support any new and legacy furniture and technology, and are accessible for infrastructure maintenance without renovation noise and waste. Ultimately, a DIRTT environment can be considered a physical part of the business strategy. Clients are better prepared to succeed. That new success means a growing organization – and hopefully, adding more DIRTT.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2011
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Accountability

Accountability

The Accountability section of the Assessment evaluates a company's governance and transparency. This section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Employees

Employees

The employee section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Consumers

Consumers

The Consumers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company’s product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Overall B Score
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80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Governance: Board of Directors includes at least 50% independent members, worked with construction industry to develop social and environmental industry standards

Workers:  Full time health care benefits for part time employees, health and wellness program offered to employees

Community: Gives preference to local suppliers, visits all significant suppliers, 20+ hours a year of time-off for full time employees to participate in community service

Environment: comprehensive office recycling program, monitors indoor air quality, implemented energy conservation/efficiency measures for equipment, lighting and HVAC systems