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  • 85% of Shaw Products Now Cradle to Cradle Certified™

    August 28, 2017

    In its latest sustainability report, floorcovering manufacturer Shaw Industries announced that 85% of the products the company makes, based on sales unit volume, are now Cradle to Cradle Certified™.

    The company says the achievement follows the recent certification of its polyester carpet products,...

  • Materials Economy Marks New Era in Sustainable Building

    March 28, 2017

    Lewis Perkins, president of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, travels throughout the U.S. and Europe exploring and espousing the importance of the Cradle to Cradle® design methodology and the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products program. We asked him to offer some insights into...

  • The Role of Financial Institutions in Sustainable Building

    March 28, 2017

    Transforming the built environment into a sector that creates positive impact for people, planet, and the economy does not only require bold and innovative manufacturers, developers, and design professionals. It also needs a broader network of organizations that commit to change. The cooperation of...

  • Arup Demonstration Project Highlights Principles of Circular Design

    December 16, 2016

    Resetting the long-held linear model of construction (extract-make-install-dispose) in favor of a circular model can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, architects, designers, and thought leaders around the world are pioneering projects that serve as examples, inspiration, and education to guide the...

  • Path to Positive: Shaw Optimizes From Manufacturing to Reuse

    November 17, 2016

    What if used carpet never had to be sent to the landfill? Instead, what if it could remain within a continuous cycle of use and reuse? What if it was made with safe, healthy ingredient materials — and assem­bled so that, at the end of its useful life, it could be reclaimed and reused in the...

  • Developers Reveal Why They Value Cradle to Cradle

    June 21, 2016

    Why do builders and developers rely on Cradle to Cradle certification to select their products? Hear what four leading executives had to say in these short videos:

    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Dan Probst, Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services

    “If we can make their employees more productive, we’re...

  • On Sustainability, SmithGroupJJR Leads by Example

    March 29, 2016

    SmithGroupJJR stands out from other architecture and planning firms in several ways, but one of the most noticeable is how the fully integrated practice of 1,200 incorporates all disciplines, from lighting design to structural, in house.

    One department it doesn’t have? Sustainability. “All of our...

  • Harmonization Partnership Eases Material Health Gains for Manufacturers

    February 8, 2016

    The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is not alone in its commitment to healthy materials that are safe for all living systems. And thanks to partnerships with other industry groups, we’re making is easier on manufacturers to navigate the path toward optimization.

  • Cradle to Cradle Products Featured in Greenbuild Demonstration Project

    January 26, 2016

    From the outside, the Unity Home show project looks like a traditional timberframe house. But what can’t be seen at first glance are the numerous sustainability-minded features, including nearly two dozen products that have achieved Cradle to Cradle Certification or a Material Health Certificate.


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