armstrong_img

Armstrong introduces new Cradle to Cradle™ CPD

  • 1 May 2018

  • Share

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  

Visit Armstrong Ceiling's website

Leave a Reply

More articles

VELUX

Fresh thinking for fresher air from VELUX to ensure healthier future

Research from VELUX has shown there is a real need to rethink building design and renovation, in order to avoid a future increase of children suffering from asthma or allergies.

Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Posts

  • Share
REHAU

Celebrating REHAU's VinylPlus certification

REHAU is demonstrating its longstanding commitment to sustainable development after receiving the product label from VinylPlus, which recognises its sustainable manufacturing processes.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Systems, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows

  • Share
Marley SIPS

Marley Modular Systems launches SIPS

Marley Modular Systems, a new venture from Aliaxis, has made its presence in the offsite construction market felt, offering its advanced Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS).

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Innovations & New Products, Insulation, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Walls

  • Share
Wienerberger

Ugly House to Lovely House showcases Wienerberger

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[…]

Posted in Articles, Bricks & Blocks, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Facades, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

  • Share