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Armstrong introduces new Cradle to Cradle™ CPD

  • 1 May 2018

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Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has recently launched a RIBA approved CPD presentation on the role of Cradle to Cradle™ design in the built environment.

The CPD makes it easier to evaluate the performance characteristics of ceiling systems designed for circularity and explains how the construction industry has to change from its traditional “take, make,dispose” process to designing buildings for disassembly and re-use. It covers the definitions, principles and benefits of a circular economy as well as those benefits specific to the built environment. In addition, the CPD provides guidance on how design principles can be applied in practice.

The Cradle to Cradle™ design concept is built around the following five principles:

  1. Eliminating the concept of “waste”, with intentional nutrient cycles to retain the full value of the nutrient
  2. Designing products that are safe for humans and the environment
  3. Designing products for disassembly and recovery through buildings which are designed intentionally for material recovery, value retention and meaningful next use
  4. Value chain collaboration which innovates and accelerates circular solutions
  5. The identification, optimisation, verification and tracking of materials to quantify value by creating and retaining value over the life cycle

The one-hour CPD also explains how Cradle to Cradle™ accreditation has been designed to be flexible, with five different levels of certification acknowledging that products are not perfect from a Cradle to Cradle™ perspective but encouraging continuous improvement in the five criteria of material health and re-utilisation, renewable energy and water stewardship, and social fairness.

Finally, it also covers the benefits of the mineral ceiling tile recycling programme that Armstrong pioneered int he UK in 2003 and advises on tools that are useful for tracking the value of materials.

Contact:

Armstrong World Industries Limited
Harman House,
2nd Floor,
1 George Street,
Uxbridge UB8 1QQ
0800 371849

email: Sales-support@armstrong.com  

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