Past Events: 2017

  • SQS Ecoteam Workshop; Cradle to Cradle Innovations: Remaking the  way we make things

    SQS Ecoteam Workshop; Cradle to Cradle Innovations: Remaking the way we make things

    SQS Ecoteam Workshop; Cradle to Cradle Innovations: Remaking the  way we make things

    Register here: https://epeaswitzerland.com/

  • Pre-Greenbuild Workshop Exploring Buildings as Material Banks

    Pre-Greenbuild Workshop Exploring Buildings as Material Banks

    Calling all material geeks… Have you been wondering if there is a point to all the chemistry and carbon you have been thinking about the past several years? This is what you have been waiting for!

    Join sustainability thought leaders for an all-day, pre-Greenbuild workshopNov. 7. We'll explore what's next — the circular economy, which values materials and products that are not only safe, but can be intelligently cycled and designed into buildings in ways that can be reused, disassembled and recovered, creating value through multiple use and reuse cycles. Dialogue and charrettes will guide you in coupling your growing expertise in selecting safe materials with thoughtful design strategies, so that the materials and products you are specifying can be disassembled and recovered later for reuse, thereby fully realizing the potential of Cradle to Cradle1 inspired design and circular systems.

    The agenda will be organized around the key concepts of Built Positive, a movement intended to help the sustainable design community evolve toward buildings as material banks, where materials in the built environment sustain their value and owners realize economic gains.

    Session Number: LD18
    Built Positive - Exploring Buildings as Material Banks
    Level 300
    Credits: 7 GBCI; 7 LU|HSW 

    Register now >>>

    1 Cradle to Cradle - Remaking the Way We Make Things, copyright 2002, North Point Press, William McDonough and Michael Braungart 

  • Built Positive Workshop @Building Green Copenhagen

    Built Positive Workshop @Building Green Copenhagen

    Important!:This workshop is part of Building Green only registered visitors of Building Green can join.

    Please register here for Building Green Copenhagen if you have not done so already.

    About the workshop

    This high-energy 2 hour workshop will explore the key concepts of Built Positive including circular design; material health; design for reuse, disassembly, and recovery; value chain collaboration; and qualifying and quantifying the value of materials over their use and reuse cycles. Moreover, leaders from the industry will shed their light about what is next in the Built Environment.

    About built positive

    Built Positive is a co- creative movement, formed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, to increase the built environment’s positive impact on people, planet, and economy by designing materials and products for circularity, innovating to improve these inputs, and quantifying their positive impact from the molecule through to the metropolis

    About the program

    3:00 Welcome (C2CPII)
    3:05 Icebreaker (Kasper Guldager Jensen, 3XN)
    3:15 Panel: Values to Value in the Built Environment (Coert Zachariasse, Delta Development: Kasper Guldager Jensen, 3XN: Mette Qvist, DGNB DK: Tina Kristensen, Troldtekt: Annette Hastrup Vugge til Vugge)​
    3:45 Ask the Audience: Values + Q&A (Thijs Maartens)
    4:00 Talk: Intro to Built Positive (Thijs Maartens , C2CPII)
    4:15 Talk: Intro to Design for Disassembly (Kasper Guldager)
    4:20 Group Exercise: Design for Disassembly (Partners facilitate)
    4:45 Debrief whole group from excersice ( Thijs Maartens)
    4:55 Q&A Feedback and Close

  • Sound Business with International Certification (Learning Session)

    Sound Business with International Certification (Learning Session)

    Register here​​

    Learn how Cradle to Cradle provides credible documentation of sustainability and circular economy.

    Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is one of the highest environmental standards in the World. The independent third-party certification provides documentation and commits businesses to strategic and persistent work on developing products for a circular economy.

    Annette Hastrup, CEO of the Cradle to Cradle accredited Assesment Body Vugge til Vugge ApS, will present the measures needed for Cradle to Cradle certification and two certificate holders will tell about their experience with implementing the concept in practice and how it has had a positive impact on business results.

    Annette Hastrup, CEO, Vugge til Vugge ApS

    Tina Snedker Kristensen, Head of Marketing and Communications, Troldtekt A/S

    Niels Heidtman, Export Director and Partner, Komproment ApS

    This event is part of the sustainable building fair Building Green Copenhagen.

    Danish version:

    Sund forretning med international certificering

    Hør, hvordan I får troværdig dokumentation for bæredygtighed og cirkulær økonomi med Cradle to Cradle.
    Cradle to Cradle Certified™ er den højeste miljøstandard i verden. Den tredjepartsverificerede og uafhængige certificeringsordning dokumenterer og forpligter til et strategisk og vedholdende arbejde med at udvikle produkter, der kan indgå i cirkulær økonomi. Direktør Annette Hastrup fra Vugge til Vugge ApS præsenterer værktøjerne til en Cradle to Cradle certificering, og tre virksomhedsledere fortæller om implementeringen i praksis, og hvordan det skaber bedre bundlinje.

    Annette Hastrup, CEO, Vugge til Vugge ApS
    Tina Snedker Kristensen, Marketing- og Kommunikationschef, Troldtekt A/S
    Niels Heidtman, Teknisk direktør, Komproment ApS​

    Contact information of event organization:​

    Sarah Elhauge (Project Manager)

    se@buildinggreen.eu

    Tel.: +45 4195 1407

  • CRADLE TO CRADLE CAFE: BUILT POSITIVE 14 NOVEMBER IN MONCHENGLADBACH

    CRADLE TO CRADLE CAFE: BUILT POSITIVE 14 NOVEMBER IN MONCHENGLADBACH

    Register here 

    Speaker 1: Thijs Maartens

    Built Positive: from the molecule to the metropolis

    "Modern managers make others shine." As a sustainability researcher, Thijs Maartens has made a name for himself through cross-border cooperation. Thijs leads the development and positioning of the cooperation platform Built Positive in Europe.  Built Positive's vision is to create an attractive building that acts as a "bank" of valuable materials through a cycle and cycle value chains. This allows the construction industry to produce less waste, balancing the use of resources with the capacity of our planet, and ensuring that consumers stay healthy. In addition, the building retains its value. In other words, the building has a proven positive effect on people, the environment and the economy.Thijs introduces Built Positive principles and explains why this new initiative is so important to the future of the built environment.

    Speaker 2: Michel Weijers

    Municipal administration Venlo (concept, building process, future)

    During this session, Venlo's C2C-inspired community will be demonstrating which steps will be successful throughout the planning process to achieve the desired building quality and significant financial benefits. The abandonment of a traditional planning process proves to be crucial in this context.

    Speaker 3: Daniela Schelle

    Municipality of Venlo

    In 2009, Kraaijvanger Architects won the competition for new construction and interior design of the future municipal administration of Venlo, thanks to its positive attitude towards health, movement, relaxation, self-determination and, last but not least, healthy materials and an effective contribution to a better environment. The building is the first public building in the Netherlands to be 100% realized according to the Cradle to Cradle criteria. And although it will open on 25 October 2016, the interest of German delegations is already high.

    Daniela Schelle is pleased and surprised at the same time. How is it possible that C2C principles have gained so little ground in Germany, whereas sustainability is generally such a big topic and one of the founders of the C2C idea is even a German chemist? With a feeling for the small but significant cultural differences between Germany and the Netherlands, between feeling and ratio, she tries to get to the bottom of things.

    Program

    09.00 am Reception with coffee

    9:30 am  Opening C2C Café

    09.45 am  Presentation Thijs Maartens

    10.30 am  Break

    10.45 am  Presentation by Michel Weijer

    11.30 am  Presentation Daniela Schelle

    12:15 pm  Graduation

    12.30 pm  Lunch together

     

    Place

    Borussia VFL 1900 Mönchengladbach GmbH

    Hennes-Weisweiler-Allee 1

    41179 Monchengladbach

  • Open days of C2C inspired City Hall Venlo

    Open days of C2C inspired City Hall Venlo

    Two open days are organized by the city of Venlo for their inhabitants and other enthusiasts to visit the C2C inspired city hall. Between 11.00 and 16.00 o’clock on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October everybody is welcome. These open days are organized in the end of the C2C Year in Venlo.

    The C2C year, of the city of Venlo, started in October 2016. The official opening of the City hall of Venlo was on October 14th. During the two open days in 2016, 7.000 visitors have visited the city hall. In the meanwhile 17.000 people had a guided tour in this building, from students to businesses and international groups. The interest for this extraordinary building, which has received an international Architectural award, continues to grow.

    Tips for the visitors

    In addition to the previous open days, the city of Venlo will show more than the building itself. They would like to inspire the visitors and give them insides and tips to start or continue a more sustainable life. That is why they have also stands, workshops and sessions. For example about a healthy indoor climate, generating and reducing energy, disconnect your rain water collection and other tips. Also, there are activities for children to learn about sustainability in a playful way.

    Bicycle tour

    On top of that, there will also by a bicycle tour. This tour includes several C2C inspired project in Venlo, such as primary school de Zuidstroom, sport complex Egerbos, company Agmi, world pavilion in Steyl, children’s farm Hagerhof and more. Using an app and available guides, you can receive more information about what you will see.

    Accessibility

    The address of city hall Venlo is Hanzeplaats 1 in Venlo. There will be extra places to park you bicycle at the Veilingstraat. You can park you car in the parking garage beneath the city hall (Maaswaard) or you can park you car for free at the Kazerne Kwartier (Garnizoenweg 3, a 7 minutes walk to the city hall Venlo).

    For more information visit

    https://www.venlo.nl/nieuwsoverzicht/open-dagen-28-en-29-oktober-2017

  • Built Positive & C2C Cafe @Dutch Design Week Eindhoven
  • Built Positive Workshop @C2C Congress Lunenburg
  • Cradle to Cradle Association Germany (e.V.) International C2C Congress University Lunenburg

    Cradle to Cradle Association Germany (e.V.) International C2C Congress University Lunenburg

    The International Cradle to Cradle Congress enters the fourth round!

    The Cradle to Cradle Congress is the world’s largest platform for Cradle to Cradle – every year the C2C community meets decision-makers from economy, science, politics and society. Forums, speeches and expert discussions provide space for exchange and networking.

    Our actors contribute to the development of alternative approaches and therefore enhance the idea of a positive footprint. As part of the Congress some companies present their products and illustrate the possibilities within the scope of C2C and their practical implementation.

    Get your ticket now!

    For more information visit http://c2c-kongress.de/en/

  • C2C Certified Forum

    C2C Certified Forum

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    A gathering of the community of practice for certification holders and interested companies.

    We are pleased to announce that the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is partnering with the Cradle to Cradle Association Germany (e.V.) and the C2C Congress in Lunenburg to host a Cradle to Cradle Certified Forum on Friday, 20 October 2017 for all companies with Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products, or who are working on certification projects and our assessor community.

    The day will include a plenary session from Institute President, along with updates on the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ program and panel discussions.

    Overall, our goal for the day is to gather our important community together for key conversations, feedback, and learning that will further our work collectively and individually.

    Speakers

    Lewis Perkins
    President at Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

    Dr. Susan Klosterhaus

    VP, Science and Certification, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

    Cecilia Strömblad Brännsten

    Circular Economy Lead at the H&M group

    Katja Hansen

    Senior Consultant with EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung

    Charline Ducas

    Leading the development of C&A’s Circular Economy Strategy

    Rudi Daelmans

    Desso/Tarkett Group Sustainability Scouting and Advocacy Director


    Nora Sophie Griefahn 
    Executive Director of the Cradle to Cradle Association

    Tim Janßen

    Member of the executive board and co-founder of the Cradle to Cradle Association Germany

    Timothy Glaz

    Head of Corporate Affairs for Werner & Mertz

    Debra Guo

    Sustainability Manager at Stella McCartney

    Jeremy Sumeray

    Senior Segment Manager, Sustainability at Armstrong World Industries Limited

    Owen Zachariasse

    Innovation and Sustainability Advisor for Delta Development Group - Partner at Z|C​

     

    Preliminary Agenda

    • Plenary from the President of C2CPII

                 - 5 Year Strategic Plan

                 - European Strategy

    • Cradle to Cradle Certification Program Update

                - Growth and trends

                - V4 development

    • Panel Discussions

               - Manufacturers Panel with representatives from Tarkett, Stella McCartney and others

               - C2C Sector Initiatives: Built Positive and Fashion Positive

    • Keynote Talk by Charline Ducas of C&A

     

    Accommodation 

    A block of rooms are being held for your convenience at the event venue – Seminaris Hotel Lunenburg.

    Special pricing per night: 

    - Single: EUR 79

    - Double: EUR 109

    To secure your reduced rate, please reserve your accommodation via email reception-lueneburg2@seminaris.de or by phone +49 4131 713 129, using reference "Cradle 2 Cradle" by October 4th. 

    Please book at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. 

  • Masterclass Circular Economy Day 4: Key drivers

    Masterclass Circular Economy Day 4: Key drivers

    You’ve heard from resource scarcity, the sharing economy, Cradle to Cradle products, leasing models, production on demand, re-valuing waste streams….but you can’t grasp yet what this means for you. Then the Masterclass Circular Economy is for you.

    The Masterclass looks into upcoming circular trends, and business strategies behind them. The Circular Economy – with the basic philosophy of using resources more conscientiously – offers your company several new ecological and business opportunities.  

    All these models play a part within an economy that focuses on sustainable use of materials. The current use of resources places an intolerable high amount of pressure on the planet. Alongside the risk of supplies running out for many European companies: the global demand is rising but production is stagnating. For this reason our resources use and the accompanying production- and consumption patterns need to change. By ingenuity and innovation this turnaround can become an economic opportunity and give you an international competitive advantage.

    During four sessions have a half-day, you will discover what sort of chances the circular economy offers for the future. We will look to the how and what, the changes in policy and industry and which key drivers are important to evolve into a circular economy (or circular business).

     

    This is a program of the CSR Campus. Please register via  http://csrcampus.org.

    For more information visit http://www.c2cplatform.be/events

  • Masterclass Circular Economy Day 3: Key drivers

    Masterclass Circular Economy Day 3: Key drivers

    You’ve heard from resource scarcity, the sharing economy, Cradle to Cradle products, leasing models, production on demand, re-valuing waste streams….but you can’t grasp yet what this means for you. Then the Masterclass Circular Economy is for you.

    The Masterclass looks into upcoming circular trends, and business strategies behind them. The Circular Economy – with the basic philosophy of using resources more conscientiously – offers your company several new ecological and business opportunities. 

    All these models play a part within an economy that focuses on sustainable use of materials. The current use of resources places an intolerable high amount of pressure on the planet. Alongside the risk of supplies running out for many European companies: the global demand is rising but production is stagnating. For this reason our resources use and the accompanying production- and consumption patterns need to change. By ingenuity and innovation this turnaround can become an economic opportunity and give you an international competitive advantage.

    During four sessions have a half-day, you will discover what sort of chances the circular economy offers for the future. We will look to the how and what, the changes in policy and industry and which key drivers are important to evolve into a circular economy (or circular business).

     

    This is a program of the CSR Campus. Please register via  http://csrcampus.org.

    For more information visit http://www.c2cplatform.be/events

  • Built Positive Workshop London

    Built Positive Workshop London

    Register here

    About the workshop

    This high energy half day workshop will explore the key concepts of Built 
    Positive including circular design; material health; design for reuse, disassembly, and recovery; value chain collaboration; and qualifying and quantifying the value of materials over their use and reuse cycles.

    About built positive

    Built Positive is a co- creative movement, formed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, to increasethe built environment’s positive impact on people, planet, and economy by designing materials and products for circularity, innovating to improve these inputs, and quantifying their positive impact from the molecule through to the metropolis

    The program:

    1:30 pm – Welcome (C2CPII)

    1:35 pm – Icebreaker (Alastair Mant, UKGBC)

    1:50 pm – Talk: Values to Value (Andrew Jackson, Shaw Industries)

    2:00 pm – Ask the Audience: Values (Emily English, C2CPII)

    2:15 pm – Talk: Intro to Built Positive (Thijs Maartens , C2CPII)

    2:40 pm – Talk: Intro to Design for Disassembly (Rachel Berman, Mechosystems)

    2:50 pm – Small Group Exercise: Design for Disassembly (partners facilitate)

    3:30 pm – BREAK

    3:45 pm – Talk: Bleeding Edge (Eszter Gulacsy, Mott McDonald)

    4:05 pm – Manufacturer’s Panel: Path to Positive (Fiona Bertram, Tarkett; Monica Miller, ThyssenKrupp; Jeremy Summeray, Armstrong Ceilings: Dorien vd Weele, Mosa)

    4:30 pm – Q&A with Panel

    4:40 pm – Talk: Intro to Value Chain Collaboration (Emily English, C2CPII)

    4:50 pm – Small Group Exercise: Challenging the Status Quo (Alastair Mant , UKGBC)

    5:15 pm – Feedback and Close

    5:30 pm – Drinks/Reception

    6:30 pm – Wrap-Up

  • Masterclass Circular Economy Day 2: CE and the Government

    Masterclass Circular Economy Day 2: CE and the Government

    You’ve heard from resource scarcity, the sharing economy, Cradle to Cradle products, leasing models, production on demand, re-valuing waste streams….but you can’t grasp yet what this means for you. Then the Masterclass Circular Economy is for you.

    The Masterclass looks into upcoming circular trends, and business strategies behind them. The Circular Economy – with the basic philosophy of using resources more conscientiously – offers your company several new ecological and business opportunities. 

    All these models play a part within an economy that focuses on sustainable use of materials. The current use of resources places an intolerable high amount of pressure on the planet. Alongside the risk of supplies running out for many European companies: the global demand is rising but production is stagnating. For this reason our resources use and the accompanying production- and consumption patterns need to change. By ingenuity and innovation this turnaround can become an economic opportunity and give you an international competitive advantage.

    During four sessions have a half-day, you will discover what sort of chances the circular economy offers for the future. We will look to the how and what, the changes in policy and industry and which key drivers are important to evolve into a circular economy (or circular business).

     

    This is a program of the CSR Campus. Please register via http://csrcampus.org.

    For more information visit http://www.c2cplatform.be/events

  • Cradle to Cradle Design

    Cradle to Cradle Design

    In the future, companies and societies will be successful micro- and macroeconomically, linking

    economic, ecology and knowledge sustainably. The Austrian Trade Association

    (ÖGV) is therefore hosting a Cradle to Cradle Expert talks in Vienna.

    Albin Kälin, CEO of EPEA Switzerland GmbH will explain which documentation and design

    strategy is needed in order to get a product Cradle to Cradle Certified ™

    For more information and registration: https://epeaswitzerland.com/

  • Cradle to Cradle Café, 15 June, Ahrend in Amsterdam

    Register by 12 June and see additional details here: http://mailchi.mp/cradletocradlecafe/persoonlijke-uitnodiging-voor-cradle-to-cradle-seminar 

    Registration is FREE. 

    Attendance is limited to a maximum of 100 people per meeting. If more applications are received, the organizers will make a selection based on the registration information and job profile. 

    Cradle to Cradle® is dedicated to creating a better world around us by taking a sustainable approach to materials. Cradle to Cradle also looks to ensure that the materials used do not present a health risk for people in buildings. Cradle to Cradle thus responds effectively to the mounting interest in healthy buildings. PriceWaterhouseCoopers state in their vision of the future that in the time to come the price of buildings will no longer be determined by 'bricks and location' but by flexibility, usability and the quality of the accommodation. They regard health, comfort and sustainability as being one of the price-determining factors. At this Cradle to Cradle café we'll be taking a closer look at healthy buildings and answering questions such as: how do you make a building healthy and comfortable, how do you show that a building is healthy and how do users go about choosing a healthy building? 

    Presentation 1: Tim Beuker - Healthy offices – facts and alternative ‘facts’ 

    The mounting interest in healthy buildings has led to the emergence of a wide range of new products and trends, such as air-cleaning plants, New Ways of Working, ionization and microclimatization. Which components actually yield a healthier working environment? Tim Beuker of BBA Binnenmilieu will be showing which aspects demonstrably create a healthy working environment, based on scientific research and practical experience. He will be covering aspects such as workplace concepts, light, plants and indoor climate in relation to health, comfort and productivity. 

    Presentation 2: Antwan van Haaren - An introduction to the WELL Building Standard 

    Consultancy and engineering firm DGMR and BBA Binnnenmilieu are being asked more and more questions about WELL. Contractors, architects and fitters all want to know what the WELL Building Standard entails and what it could mean to them. The WELL Building Standard takes people as its starting point and makes health visible. Antwan of DGMR will be introducing the WELL Building Standard and explaining how it works, what it can do for the building user, for the employer or for the developer, investor or lessor, and what it costs. The WELL Building Standard is sooner a means of creating a healthy building than an aim in itself. 

    Presentation 3: Nils Bonder - The TRUE value of real estate 

    A building that contributes to the health and wellbeing of its users: that's the true value of real estate. AM Real Estate Development works on this theme as a property developer and was involved in the first WELL office in the Netherlands. The WTC currently under construction in Utrecht will house approximately 30,000 square metres of office space and - in addition to BREEAM Excellent - will meet the requirements of the Core & Shell Silver certificate of the International WELL Building Institute. This American certificate represents a big step towards making built-up areas healthier. AM Real Estate Development is committed to translating the standards for the Dutch market via the Blue Building Institute. The WELL Standard will be described on the basis of the WTC project, and some of the challenges will be explained. 

  • Catalyzing Circular Materials with DyStar

    Catalyzing Circular Materials with DyStar

    Join this Cradle to Cradle Certified Material Spotlight Webinar to learn about DyStar Textile Dyes – the first dyes to be certified at the Gold level in Material Health – that are key building blocks for circular apparel and textiles. 

    Tuesday June 27th
    7:30am PT / 10:30am ET/ 3:30pm GMT

    REGISTER HERE

    DyStar is a leading dyestuff & chemical manufacturer and solution provider. Hear from Dr. John Easton, Brand & Retail Sustainability Adviser, who will provide technical information about the dyes, and share DyStar's bold vision for transforming the textile industry. Get inspired by the company's long-term strategy to continuously innovate, with the goal of mitigating the adverse environmental, social, and economic impacts.

     

    PRESENTER: 

    Dr. John Easton
    Brand & Retail Sustainability Adviser, DyStar

    John Easton was born in Oldham, UK and studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University before gaining a PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology. He started his career with ICI Organics Division in Manchester, UK in 1978 in Dyeing Research and after a series of technical positions he took up the new role of Safety, Health & Environment Adviser within Technical Marketing in 1991. He subsequently filled this role for Zeneca Specialties and BASF. On joining DyStar in 2000 he worked in the Product Safety and Ecology Dept and is now Global Brand & Retail Sustainability Advisor for DyStar.

    Dr Easton was awarded the Silver Medal of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) in 2003 for his services to the industry in the field of ecology and environment and the Gold Medal in 2010 for outstanding service to education and the Society. He is a Fellow of the SDC and is currently Chair of the SDC Publications Committee. In 2015 he was awarded Honorary Membership of the SDC. Dr Easton has been a Visiting Lecturer in Textiles and the Environment at the University of Manchester and contributed the chapter “Key Sustainability Issues in Textile Dyeing” to the book “Sustainable Textiles” published by Woodhead in 2009. Dr Easton has conducted Ecology Training Seminars in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and Sri Lanka as well as for leading retailers such ad Marks & Spencer and Ikea.

  • C2C Expert Talks 2017

    C2C Expert Talks 2017

    We are very pleased to announce, Expert Talks 2017,  which will discuss the main question:  How can the C2C model example textile industry be transferred to other industries? 

    For the 5th time, experts and pioneers take the first hour of the Circular Economy to the Cradle to Cradle-expert talks in 2017 to share knowledge and to network further. 

    With Hugo-Maria Schally (EU), Lewis Perkins (USA), Monika Griefhahn (D), Reinhard Schneider (D), Ansgar Igelbrink (CH), Volker Steidel (D), Andreas Heydasch (CH), Martina Hörmer (A) , Monika Auer (A), and many others. 

    Economy of the future invites you to join in the discussions with experts in May. Participation is again limited to 100 participants. 

    All information, an overview of the program can be downloaded here  

    We look forward to your expertise. 


    Register now - first come, first serve > http://expertengespraeche2017.eventbrite.com

  • San Francisco Design Week: Designing for impact: Questioning our role and responsibility in the world

    San Francisco Design Week: Designing for impact: Questioning our role and responsibility in the world

    Inspired by the San Francisco Design Week theme, "Question Everything," C2CPII and SYPartners are joining forces to explore and discuss design, as one of the most powerful tools we have for transforming society. 

    Join this conversation with a panel of experts from different design practices—from product, to built environment, to org design, and more—to discuss the role of design in creating societal impact.

     

    Emily English, Director of Built Positive, will speak on the growing movement  that challenges the building industry to build better by designing for circularity, powered by Cradle to Cradle Certified products. More information about the panel to come.

    REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot in what will be a sell-out event! 


     

  • Masterclass Circular Economy Day 1: Insight in CE

    Masterclass Circular Economy Day 1: Insight in CE

    You’ve heard from resource scarcity, the sharing economy, Cradle to Cradle products, leasing models, production on demand, re-valuing waste streams….but you can’t grasp yet what this means for you. Then the Masterclass Circular Economy is for you.

    The Masterclass looks into upcoming circular trends, and business strategies behind them. The Circular Economy – with the basic philosophy of using resources more conscientiously – offers your company several new ecological and business opportunities. 

    All these models play a part within an economy that focuses on sustainable use of materials. The current use of resources places an intolerable high amount of pressure on the planet. Alongside the risk of supplies running out for many European companies: the global demand is rising but production is stagnating. For this reason our resources use and the accompanying production- and consumption patterns need to change. By ingenuity and innovation this turnaround can become an economic opportunity and give you an international competitive advantage.

    During four sessions have a half-day, you will discover what sort of chances the circular economy offers for the future. We will look to the how and what, the changes in policy and industry and which key drivers are important to evolve into a circular economy (or circular business).

     

    This is a program of the CSR Campus. Please register via  http://csrcampus.org.

    For more information please visit http://www.c2cplatform.be/events

  • Cradle to Cradle Design- Switzerland

    Cradle to Cradle Design- Switzerland

    Albin Kälin, CEO of EPEA Switzerland GmbH will explain which documentation and design

    strategy is needed in order to get a product Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ .

    For more information and registration: https://epeaswitzerland.com/

    Also check out: http://portal13.biberburg.ch/

  • Certified™ Material Spotlight Webinar: Catalyzing Industry Impact with Wet-green®

    Certified™ Material Spotlight Webinar: Catalyzing Industry Impact with Wet-green®

    Join this webinar on Thursday, April 20th to learn about wet-green®, an innovative and ecological leather tanning agent and associated tanning process. Wet-green® OBE is extracted from olive leaves, a by-product of the olive industry, and is the only tanning agent that is Cradle to Cradle Certified™ at the gold level. 

    Thurs April 20th
    9am PST / 12pm EST / 6pm CET 


    Register to hear from and engage with: 

    • Wet-green® expert, Thomas Lamparter, who will provide technical information about the tanning agent and process to make Olivenleder®, and the company's bold vision for transforming the leather industry;
    • Matt Buckley, of Moore & Giles, a premier company that uses wet-green to make Olive Green™ Olivenleder®, and partners to lead the paradigm shift in leather manufacturing, and
    • Sophie Wiseman-Floyd, designer and social entrepreneur, who utilized Olive Green Leather to develop MUNDUS, which was selected as a finalist in Design Challenge IV. 

    With the newly launched Best Use of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Material prize in the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge, this webinar will provide key insights for how you can incorporate this material into your design concept!

    Speakers:


    Thomas Lamparter
    Head of Sales
    wet-green GmbH - OLIVENLEDER®

     
    Matt Buckley
    Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategic Development
    Moore and Giles, Inc.


    Sophie Wiseman-Floyd
    Designer & Social Entrepreneur
    Student, North Carolina State University

    This webinar will be recorded. Register now to secure your spot, and ensure you receive the recording link. 

  • Lecture: Cradle to Cradle Design – Plastic Packaging for the Circular Economy

    Lecture: Cradle to Cradle Design – Plastic Packaging for the Circular Economy

    Albin Kälin, CEO of EPEA Switzerland GmbH will explain which documentation and design

    strategy is needed in order to get packaging Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ .

    To register: http://event.innoform-coaching.de/information.php?code=UM

    For more information: https://epeaswitzerland.com/

  • Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Material Spotlight Webinar: Innovating with Ecovative

    Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Material Spotlight Webinar: Innovating with Ecovative

    Join this webinar on Wednesday, April 12th to learn about Ecovative, a leading, high performance, premium, award-winning material that is safe, healthy, and Cradle to Cradle Certified™ at the gold level. Designers, makers and manufacturers — ranging from Fortune 500 companies, international mills, to lighting and furniture designers – innovate with Ecovative's materials to meet their design, production, and delivery needs while achieving sustainability goals. 

    Wed April 12th
    9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm CET 
    Register here

    Hear from and engage with Ecovative material experts, Jeff Betts and Kyle Bucklin, and Danielle Trofe, a designer who uses the material to promote a function-forward, sustainable and socially responsible approach to furniture and lighting design.

    Jeff Betts
    Design & Development, Ecovative 
    With a background in design development, architecture, product design, project management, manufacturing, and technology, Jeff specializes in bringing innovative technologies and materials to market with real world product applications.

    Kyle Bucklin
    Associate Business Development, Ecovative
    Kyle brings extensive experience in machine design & automation, project management, fabrication, manufacturing plant management, and business development.
     

    Danielle Trofe
    Principal & Head Designer, Danielle Trofe Design
    By harnessing innovative technologies and material sciences to create functional and accessible design, Danielle aims to encourage a departure from conventional materials and production techniques in search of long-term, sustainable solutions.


    With the newly launched Best Use of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Material prize for the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge, this webinar will provide key insights for how you can incorporate this material into your winning design concept!

    This webinar will be recorded. Register now to secure your spot, and ensure you receive the recording link. 

  • Lecture: Cradle to Cradle Innovations- Remaking the ay we make things

    Lecture: Cradle to Cradle Innovations- Remaking the ay we make things

    This premier B2B event will bring together experts, producer, suppliers, and academia to

    discuss, hear and learn about their experiences and challenges with plastics design, migration

    and optimization, to network and enjoy excellent mix of case studies, interactive panel

    discussions, speed networking and workshops.

    Albin Kälin, CEO of EPEA Switzerland GmbH will explain which documentation and design

    strategy is needed in order to get a product Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ .

    Register here: http://halcyongroup.eu/global-innovative-plastics-summit-march-23-24-2017-berlin-germany/

  • Design Challenge Webinar: Activating Sustainable Design with Autodesk Fusion 360

    Design Challenge Webinar: Activating Sustainable Design with Autodesk Fusion 360

    Register for this webinar to find out how to take your sustainable design to the next level with Autodesk Fusion 360™. Combining industrial and mechanical design, collaboration, and machining in a single package,Fusion 360 enables fast and easy exploration of design ideas with an integrated concept-to-production platform. 

    Autodesk's Zoe Bezpalko, Design + Impact Lead and Andre Mohring, Simulation Learning Experience Lead, will offer an introduction to the sustainable design capabilities of Fusion 360, and provide valuable insight into lightweighting, material selection, shape optimization, and durability, and how these strategies can help take the positive impact of your design to the next level. 

    Designing innovative product for a sustainable future requires cutting-edge tools, and this webinar will put them in your hands.
    And since the Best Use of Autodesk Fusion 360 prize will be awarded for the best use of these capabilities, join us to increase your chances of designing a winning entry!

    Wednesday, March 15th 
    9:30am PST / 12:30pm EST / 6:30pm CET
    Register today!

    Insider tips:
    This webinar will be recorded for future viewing. Even if you're not sure in can't make it, register to ensure that you receive all pertinent information.

    Check out the following resources if you'd like to learn more in preparation for your participation:

    Speaker Bios

    Zoé Bezpalko is building her career at the intersection of sustainability, technology and design.With a Master degree in Environmental Engineering, she started her career by promoting sustainable design practices in emerging countries. Few years later, earning an MBA in Design Strategy triggered her passion for design and entrepreneurship as tools to create a better world. She is currently supporting Autodesk Foundation customers through emerging technologies, learning services and impact modelisation, to design and fabricate innovative solutions to the world's most pressing social and environmental challenges.

     

    Andre Mohring is the Product Learning Experience Lead working with the Sustainability and Foundation Team to elevate sustainable design practice within Autodesk Software, specifically Fusion 360’s simulation functionalities.  Andre is currently a senior at Northwestern University studying Manufacturing and Design Engineering and has a background in industrial design, product development, and mechanical engineering.  Andre is also a passionate musician, playing the drums, guitar and mandolin.

  • Webinar: ECOR & Designing Products for the Circular Economy

    Webinar: ECOR & Designing Products for the Circular Economy

    Join on Monday, March 20th to learn about ECOR, a leading Cradle to Cradle Certified™ material that represents the future of sustainability, green building, and regenerative product design. 

    Beginning as a waste-to-product manufacturing process and resulting in high-performance, sustainable & healthy building materials, ECOR uniquely enables and activates circular economies.

    Register Here for Monday, March 20th 
    8:30am PT / 11:30 ET / 4:30 CET

    With the new Best Use of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Material prize for Design Challenge V, this webinar will provide key insights and Ideas for how you can incorporate this material into your design concept. 

    NOBLE Environmental Technologies, a California-based corporation developed ECOR, made of 100% recycled cellulose fibers locally sourced from urban, farm and forest waste materials, completely free of toxins and VOCs and C2C certified. ECOR is solely made with water, pressure and heat. ECOR offers an advanced design, great performances and versatile design opportunities. Find out more about this material below:


    Speakers

    Eric Logtens, Corporate Director Circular Economy
    Noble Environmental Technologies

    Eric began his career as an occupational healthcare therapist and ergonomist. In the early nineties, he founded and grew one of the first Dutch consultancy firms specializing occupational healthcare, ergonomic training, and ergonomic advisory services. Eric worked simultaneously as turnaround consultant through interim management appointments. He later built an international sub distribution network in the office furniture industry with key activities as strategic marketing positioning, sales, logistics, service and repair. In early 2003, Eric chose to focus on C2C and gained in-depth knowledge and experience with the implementation of the principles in practice. He later founded the first Dutch full operational lease company for office furniture. This company’s first leasing projects started in 2009 and transformed the Total Cost of Ownership into Earning by Usership. As a result, this was seen as one of the very early adopters and a prime model of how to apply and implement the principles of the Circular Economy. This recognition led Eric to search for innovations and materials that would replace the “less bad” paradigm and eliminate the concept of linear production and waste. ECOR, Eric believes, is the answer to it all.

    Daan de Haan, Designer 

    Julian Quintaes, Global Customer Relationship Manager
    Noble Environmental Technologies

  • Together We Build What Is Next –  Built Positive Launch Workshop, Amsterdam

    Together We Build What Is Next –  Built Positive Launch Workshop, Amsterdam

    Register Here

    Built Positive is a collaborative movement to increase the built environments’ positive impact on people, planet, and economy by designing for circularity, innovating to improve inputs, and quantifying positive impact from the molecule to the metropolis.

    We invite you to join an engaging workshop on April 12th at Building Holland in the RAI, Amsterdam. This three-day innovation event is the ideal venue to launch Built Positive with industry leaders from the construction and real estate sectors coming together to discuss the future of green building.

    Program

    The half-day workshop will introduce you to the key concepts of Built Positive,  highlight best practices, introduce opportunities to create value, and let you hear from leading edge practitioners. Together we will explore how we can apply these concepts in our work toward highly productive circular systems for the built environment. By participating, in the Built Positive workshop, you join a community of thought leaders including over 150 manufacturers of Cradle to Cradle certified products, the leading global developer of Cradle to Cradle and circular real estate projects, Delta Development, leading architects such as Hans Goverde from Kraaijvanger, KPMG True Value professionals , Rabobank Real Estate Finance team, Cradle to Cradle procurement specialists from the City of Venlo and many more. 

    We look forward to welcome owners, developers, architects, design professionals and product manufacturers who aspire to help build what is next. Also welcome are public and private policy makers and procurement officers who are interested in accelerating a transition towards a world where verified, positive materials flow in safe, perpetual cycles throughout the built environment.

    Agenda

    Built Positive: Together We Build What Is Next.

    Moderator: Leontine Gast, Founder, The Terrace

    8:30 - 9:00             Welcome

    9:00 - 9:20             Introduction: Built Positive: Why, How, & What?

    • Thijs Maartens, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

    9:20 - 10:15            Panel Discussion: Positive Impact from the Molecule to the Metropolis

    • Owen Zachariasse, Delta Development
    • Lukas Hoex, DSM
    • Arnoud Walrecht, KPMG
    • Jeroen van Muiswinkel, Rabobank Real Estate Finance
    • Hans Goverde, Kraaijvanger Architecten
    • Michel Weijers, Gemeente Venlo

    10:15 - 10:30          COFFEE BREAK

    10:30 - 11:45        Workshop: From Challenge to Engagement

    10:30 - 11:10        Circular Design for the Built Environment: Challenge accepted

    • Owen Zachariasse: Valuable insights, challenges and opportunities

    11:10 - 11:45        Value chain collaboration in the Built Environment: Challenge accepted

    • Hans Goverde: Valuable insights, challenges and opportunities

    11:45 - 12:00        Conclusion: Let’s build what’s next.

    • Leontine Gast & Thijs Maartens

    12:00 - 12:30          Network Lunch

    About Built Positive

    Built Positive is an open and collaborative industry movement initiated by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Built Positive challenges our industry to build better. Built Positive is created to advance the green building movement’s leadership in safe materials, perpetually cycled with positive impact on humans and the environment. By doing so Built Positive aims to increase the positive impact of the built environment on people, planet, and economy.

    Target audiences:

    • Owners & Developers
    • Design Professionals including Architects and Designers
    • Product Manufacturers
    • Policy and Standard makers
    • Procurement specialists

    Register Here

  • Fashion Positive: Circular Fashion Learning Day

    Fashion Positive: Circular Fashion Learning Day

    Mark your calendars: Fashion Positive will host a one-day workshop on Circular Fashion at Parsons School of Design in New York City on March 7, 2017. We hope that you can join us! 

    The Fashion Positive Circular Fashion Learning Day is a learning and networking-focused day with lectures, discussion and facilitated group work covering the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ approach to circular fashion with a focus on circular materials and design for circularity. The day is geared toward students and fashion professionals. Lunch is provided.

    View the program for the Circular Fashion Learning Day here

    Ticket are $35, RSVP here.

  • Built Positive Webinar: Google’s Healthy Materials Moonshot

    Built Positive Webinar: Google’s Healthy Materials Moonshot

    Join the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for the second webinar in our ongoing Built Positive series. Learn how tech giant Google establishes its values and priorities around human health and informs its decisions for choosing healthy materials for its own real estate projects based on reliable and transparent data.
     
    By popular demand, this webinar will also feature a demonstration of Portico, Google’s online evaluation platform developed in partnership with the Healthy Building Network.
     
    Built Positive principles addressed include Material Health, Circular Design, and Value Chain Collaboration.

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 GBCI CEU, 1.0 AIA LU and 1.0 IDCEC CEU. You will have the opportunity to provide your numbers as part of the post-event survey to have your participation reported or may opt to self-report.

    Reserve your spot by registering today!

    What Is Built Positive?
    Built Positive, an initiative of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, is a movement of forward-thinking manufacturers, architects, designers, contractors, owners, and developers working to build better. Our stakeholders agree that today’s linear take-make-dispose model is fundamentally flawed and ultimately unsustainable. Together, we are working on the challenge of designing for circularity, improving inputs and recovery, increasing value retention, and verifying positive impact—from the smallest molecule (material health) to the metropolis (circular economy). 

    This webinar series introduces the fundamentals of Built Positive through the voices of industry leaders who will share their "Aha" moments and the results of those inspirations, offering actionable ideas for your projects.

    New to Built Positive? Watch our introductory webinar here.

    Sponsored by

  • ZHAW Lecture; Cradle to Cradle Design

    ZHAW Lecture; Cradle to Cradle Design

    Albin Kälin, CEO of EPEA Switzerland GmbH will explain which documentation and design

    strategy is needed in order to get a product Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ 

     

    For more information and registration: https://epeaswitzerland.com/

    Watch the latest video here: https://epeaswitzerland.com/2014/01/new-video-online/

  • Future Fabrics Expo 2017

    Future Fabrics Expo 2017

    Get hands on with the Fashion Positive Materials Collection at the 6th Future Fabrics Expo in January 2017!

    Fashion Positive will have a selection of physical material samples and information about the Fashion Positive Materials Collection in London January 25-26

    Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/6th-future-fabrics-expo-25th-26th-january-2017-tickets-27145050577