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  • Title: Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    Descriptive info: .. Find Out More.. Purchase Tickets Here.. Check them out!.. Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute.. About.. Overview.. What is Cradle to Cradle?.. Contact us.. Who is involved?.. FAQ.. Product certification.. The Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard.. Getting Certified.. Standard Development.. Product Registry.. Benefits of certification.. Glossary.. Innovation hub.. 50 Days of Innovation.. Product Innovation Prize.. Materials wish list.. Catalog of sustainable design principles.. Join us.. Prefer C2C Certified Products.. Training Opportunities.. AIA Continuing Education.. Donate.. News.. Log in.. Log in.. Create an account.. Donate.. Search.. Keywords.. find.. products.. get.. answers.. certified.. Remaking the way we make things.. The Cradle to Cradle Certified.. CM.. Products Program.. rates products across five critical quality categories and recognizes achievement and a commitment to continual improvement with 5 award levels.. What makes your product "sustainable"?.. How do important audiences know for sure?.. Certified Cradle to Cradle is rigorous.. Cradle to Cradle product certification.. is both comprehensive and rigorous.. It requires a paradigm shift in thinking about how a product is designed, what s in it, and where it goes after use.. As a guidance system for  ...   Donate Now.. Insights ».. Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Announces “#50Days of Innovation” Celebration.. For.. 50 straight days.. , we will share stories of real-world innovation from companies that have earned the C2C Certified hallmark for their products.. » more info.. City of Ghent Cleans with Ecover C2C Certified Products.. First city to specify use for taking care of.. August Architectural Record Features CEU Opportunity for AIA/GBCI Credits.. The August edition of Architectural Record, features a continuing education article featuring the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program.. The.. Cradle to Cradle Certified Earns Innovation in Design Credits for SMITHGROUPJJR’s ‘Workplace of the Future’.. SmithGroupJJR Rob Moylan on C2C Certified and LEED Innovation in Design Credits.. facebook page.. twitter page.. Innovation Hub.. Donate now.. Copyright 2011 Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.. All Rights Reserved.. site credits.. Thanks for visiting the Institute's redesigned (beta) website.. Please register as a beta user.. We will notify you as the site evolves.. Name.. Email.. For now, you can post a question for the Innovation Hub.. You can also register a C2C wish list.. List five materials..

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  • Title: Innovation Celebration • Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    Descriptive info: Innovation Celebration.. Download Sponsor Deck.. PURCHASE TICKETS..

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  • Title: Product Innovation Prize |Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    Descriptive info: Judges.. Additional Resources.. Finalists.. Innovation Challenge Finalists.. 144 applicants were screened by Cradle to Cradle certification experts, toxicologists from ToxServices, and building professionals from Make It Right.. These judges selected 10 finalists who are now being considered for the $250,000 cash prize.. The 10 finalists represent alternatives to a range of traditional building products, including insulation,paint, drywall, siding, roofing, and construction panels.. Three winners will share the cash prize, with 1st place receiving $125,000, 2nd winning $75,000 and 3rd getting $50,000.. The three winners will be announced on November 15th, 2013 at the Institute's.. Innovation Celebration gala.. In New York City.. Mushroom Insulation.. Ecovative.. Mushroom® Insulation is a renewable, high-performance, and cost-effective replacement for plastic foams.. Ecovative’s process combines agricultural byproducts with fungal mycelium, a natural, self-assembling binder, to literally grow structural rigid insulation.. We grew a tiny house, and we see this as a proving ground for the $21B rigid board foam insulation market.. Read more.. Softbatts Sheep’s Wool Insulation.. Bellwether Materials.. Softbatts insulation is made from sheep's wool.. It is safe for people, animals, and the environment.. Very little energy is used in manufacturing.. Installers don’t need to suit up.. Wool is known for its ability to absorb pollutants in the air, making interior spaces healthier.. If the building catches on fire, wool insulation is difficult to burn and will delay the ignition of surrounding materials.. If the building is demolished, the wool can easily be pulled out and reused, repurposed or recycled.. GR Green Roofing and Siding.. GR Green Building Products Inc.. GR Green Building Products Inc (GR Green) has developed a breakthrough, patented process to produce the world’s first truly ecological synthetic roofing and siding products at extremely competitive prices.. Made from waste limestone and recycled plastic—milk bottles and grocery bags—GR Green CedarTM and GR Green SlateTM look natural, cost less than the competition and can be completely recycled at the end of their 50+ years  ...   Wood Wool Cement Board is a versatile building material made from wood wool and cement.. The wooden pole in the board results in a constructive element.. It can be used for walls and roofs.. Boards are fire-resistant, waterproof, rot-resistant, termite- and vermin-resistant, insulating, sound-absorbing, free of harmful emissions, and accept a wide range of finishes.. ROMA Domus Mineral Paints.. Roma.. Our Domus paints are excellent interior finish paints and primers for sheetrock, wood, plasters, and trim.. They are derived from natural materials, washable (matte sheen and above), free of toxic chemicals, free of asthmagens, hypoallergenic, and permeable, prohibit bacteria that form mold, and absorb CO2 (so no Sick Building Syndrome).. They are ideal for use in commercial and residential areas: offices, schools, medical facilities, and homes.. Easy to apply—spray, roll, or brush.. Ecococon Straw Panels.. Ecococon.. Prefabricated load-bearing Straw Panels are made for cost-efficient and precise construction of super-insulated houses.. The Ecococon modular building system is made from 99.. 4% rapidly renewable and mostly locally sourced materials (straw and wood).. The panels have been successfully applied in several passive houses.. The modularity, use of small-sized timber, and the homogeneous look of the straw surface set this product apart.. Haploblocks.. Haplobuilt.. Haploblocks are prefabricated modular building enclosure components assembled and connected on site.. All materials are biodegradable or recyclable.. The manufacture and assembly is simple, requiring few tools, little energy, and no water.. Haploblocks can be disassembled and used again in new construction.. Regional manufacturing further reduces energy and environmental costs and promotes social discourse and economic justice.. ECOR® Universal Construction Panels.. ECOR.. ECOR® Universal Construction Panels come in various shapes and sizes.. Fabrication, shipping, handling, and assembly are all low-cost.. Panels are lightweight, low volume, and designed for anyone to assemble, easily.. ECOR® is a sustainable material technology that utilizes a ubiquitous raw material, available worldwide: waste cellulose fiber.. ECOR® manufacturing includes a closed loop water system with 99.. 5% reutilization..

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  • Title: About |Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    Descriptive info: About the Institute.. Who is Involved?.. Contact Us.. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit organization, administers the.. Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard.. It was created to bring about a new industrial revolution that turns the making of things into a positive force for society, economy, and the planet.. The continuous improvement quality standard was gifted to the Institute by.. William McDonough.. and.. Michael Braungart.. after more than 20 years of development with some of the world s leading brands.. The Institute is governed by an.. independent board of directors.. and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.. Bridge funding for the Institute s work is provided by foundations and individuals who share common values and hope for the future.. Self-sustaining revenues will result from training programs and certification and licensing fees.. Initial support has been provided by the.. Nationale Postcode Loterij.. and the.. Schmidt Family Foundation.. , established by Wendy and Eric Schmidt.. The Institute administers the publicly available.. Cradle to Cradle Certified.. Product Standard.. , a systemic approach to product innovation that spurs the creation of truly beautiful, high-quality products, and transforms the production of consumer products into a positive force for society and the environment.. The Cradle to Cradle Certified Mark provides consumers, regulators, employees, and industry peers with a clear, visible, and tangible understanding of a manufacturer s commitment to sustainability.. The Institute is governed by an independent.. board of directors.. and is led by Bridgett Luther, former director of the California Department of Conservation.. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with its satellite offices in the Netherlands.. Products should make a positive mark on the world.. The Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard rates products across five quality categories and recognizes achievement  ...   process.. Assessors lead and manage the assessment process and submit final summary reports to the Institute.. Assessors are accredited to conduct general and/or materials assessments.. Learn More About Product Certification.. Open Tools.. The Institute is developing an open, public database of preferred alternative chemicals, materials and processes.. These viable alternatives will help companies reformulate or retool to create new products.. Many leading companies are already sharing their lists of preferred materials, understanding that buyers respond most to full transparency.. They understand that we all benefit when we can share from a common palette of healthy and safe ingredients.. Join them and innovators of new materials in our.. An international presence.. The Institute is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in Venlo, the Netherlands.. Roy Vercoulen.. is the Insitute s V.. P.. , Europe.. +31 6 5246 1128 mobile.. Skype: royvercoulen.. roy@c2ccertified.. org.. Institute funding.. Initially, the Institute is being funded by private donations from organizations and individuals with the same core values as the Institute.. After the Institute is established, it will be funded through training, product registration and certification fees.. An initial grant was provided by the DOEN Foundation.. DOEN actively seeks pioneers who make a positive contribution to decrease the negative effects of human behavior on climate change, cultivating an open society based on solidarity and promoting a new economy.. The Foundation was established in 1991 by the Dutch Postcode Lottery to generate funds for charity organizations dedicated to people and the planet.. Additional funding has also been made available by the Schmidt Family Foundation.. Established in 2006 by Wendy and Eric Schmidt, its mission is to advance the creation of an increasingly intelligent relationship between human activity and the use of the world s natural resources..

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  • Title: About |Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    Descriptive info: Starting an evolution.. In 1992, William McDonough and Dr.. Michael Braungart published The Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability.. In 2002, they published Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, encapsulating a journey of discovery about materials as biological or technical nutrients and their use periods and their evolution.. They created a framework for quality assessment and innovation: the Cradle to CradleCM certified program.. In 2010, after 20 years of working with companies, they saw a need to scale up the transformation.. They gifted a license to the certification system and methodology to the public through the creation of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.. The non-profit Institute is an agent of change through open source information.. Zero is not our hero.. Co-founder Dr.. Michael Braungart points out that mankind strives to make a positive impact both economically and socially, but when it comes to the environment, we strive for zero.. Zero is not a terribly inspiring goal, which may explain why collectively we don t seem to be in a hurry to get there.. Cradle to Cradle.. posits that mankind can  ...   designed to be, food.. When everything every material, manufacturing process and emission is food for one system or the other, then humanity will be indeed benefitting the environment.. Understanding C2C for products.. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute s verified rating system for assessing and constantly improving products is based on five categories renewable energy, clean water, material health, social responsibility and material reutilization.. This (total quality) framework has been designed to support companies in creating products that are more good rather than simply less bad.. Each of the five categories spell out the steps necessary for transforming products, while the Innovation Hub on the Institute website provides expert and peer advice in how to get there.. The result? Industry will achieve new levels of environmental and human health and safety for all products sold to consumers.. Products that meet the criteria of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute s rating system will receive the Cradle to Cradle certification.. mark.. Learn how to get started.. and Certified Cradle to Cradle.. are certification marks licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute..

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  • Title: About |Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    Descriptive info: We are building a bridge to a new economy.. Join us!.. Addresses.. Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.. 530 Bush St, Suite 403.. San Francisco, CA 94108.. Sint Jansweg 15 / 6N.. 5928RC, Venlo.. The Netherlands.. Petroleumhavenweg 8.. 1041 AC, Amsterdam.. Phone.. US: 1 415 816 7087.. NL: 31 6 5246 1128.. General Inquiries.. Contact us!.. Press Inquiries.. i.. nfo (at) c2ccertified (dot) org.. Social Media.. Facebook:.. http://www.. facebook.. com/C2CCertifiedProducts.. Twitter:.. @C2Ccertified.. Tumblr:.. http://c2ccertified.. tumblr.. com.. Youtube:.. C2CCertifiedProducts..

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  • Title: Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    Descriptive info: Founders.. Founders circle.. Certification standards board.. Board and staff.. Advisors.. European Advisory Council.. follow on twitter.. CO-FOUNDER.. William McDonough is a globally recognized leader in sustainable development.. Trained as an architect, McDonough s interests and influence range widely, and he works at scales from the global to the molecular.. Time magazine recognized him in 1999 as a Hero for the Planet, stating that his utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that-in demonstrable and practical ways-is changing the design of the world.. In 1996, McDonough received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, the nation s highest environmental honor, and in 2003 he earned the first U.. S.. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for his work with Shaw Industries, the carpet division of Berkshire Hathaway.. In 2004, he received the National Design Award for exemplary achievement in the field of environmental design.. McDonough is the architect of many of the recognized flagships of sustainable design, including the Ford Rouge truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan; the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies at Oberlin College; and NASA s new space station on Earth, Sustainability Base, completed in 2011.. He has written and lectured extensively on design as the first signal of human intention.. He was commissioned in 1991 to write.. The Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability.. as guidelines for the City of Hannover s EXPO 2000, still recognized two decades after publication as a touchstone of sustainable design.. In 2002, McDonough and the German chemist Dr.. Michael Braungart co-authored.. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.. , which is widely acknowledged as a seminal text of the sustainability movement.. McDonough advises major enterprises including commercial and governmental leaders worldwide through McDonough Advisors.. He also is active with William McDonough + Partners, his architecture practice with offices in Charlottesville, Virginia, and San Francisco, as well as McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, the Cradle to Cradle consulting  ...   Darmstadt, Germany, Dr.. Braungart went on to explore the chemical processes of industrial production techniques with the Chemistry Department at Konstanz, Germany.. He subsequently spearheaded the formation of the Chemistry Section of Greenpeace International.. By the time he completed his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Hannover in 1985, he had assumed leadership of Greenpeace Chemistry.. Braungart is currently a professor of Process Engineering at the Technical University of Northeast Lower Saxony (Fachhochschule Nordostniedersachsen), and is also a popular lecturer in waste management amongst graduate students in engineering and the natural sciences.. In 1987, Professor Dr.. Braungart founded the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA) in Hamburg.. At the heart of EPEA is the "Intelligent Products System" (IPS), which creates products oriented toward a life-cycle economy.. Braungart earned the Océ-van der Grinten Award in 1993.. In addition to his achievements within the EPEA, Dr.. Braungart also serves as Scientific Manager of the Hamburg Environmental Institute, the non-profit research center that produces the "Top 50 Study", which ranks the quality of environmentally-sound production of companies within the chemical industry.. Working together with designer William A.. McDonough in their product design and development firm, McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, Dr.. Braungart s work addresses topics from particles to policy.. He has initiated worldwide scholarly and scientific inquiry into the adverse environmental and physiological impacts of industrially-produced consumer goods.. In addition, Braungart s EPEA co-authored the "Hannover Principles of Design: Design for Sustainability," which served as development guidelines for the World s Fair in Hannover, 2000.. Braungart currently concentrates his efforts at McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry and EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung by working with major industrial producers, such as Nike and Desso on issues of materials assessment, waste and energy balances, life-cycle design, and designing for disassembly.. He is also active in designing new products, and was instrumental in the creation of the compostable fabric line Climatex Lifecycle with William McDonough..

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  • Title: Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    Descriptive info: Don't see your question here?.. Check out our.. Q A Forum.. or.. submit your question to us.. Frequently asked questions.. Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program.. How much does certification cost?.. The cost of certification varies depending on the complexity of the product, its ingredients, and its supply chain.. Consequently, assessment fees range between thousands and tens of thousands of dollars.. To receive an estimate, please contact one of the Institute s.. For more information about fees charged by the Institute for certification and recertification, please contact the Institute at info(at)c2ccertified.. Can a product's certification be renewed?.. Yes.. Under the new.. Version 3.. 0.. of the certification protocol, certifications are valid for two years from the date that the Institute issues a certificate.. To renew the certification manufacturers work with their.. accredited assessors.. to submit a renewal packet that documents what changes, if any, have been made to the product and process during the certification period and to report on optimization progress.. How long does certification take?.. The timeline for certification is based on the complexity of the product and its supply chain.. The certification timeline can range from six weeks to six months.. For a cost and time estimate, contact an.. accredited assessor.. to submit a basic set of information for a cost and time quote.. What is the value of Cradle to Cradle Product Certification?.. Independent, third-party verification of the product s sustainability achievement and commitment.. Differentiation from competing products and single-attribute ecolables as well as enhanced brand value.. Expert assessment of the toxicity of all materials in the product to help avert risk and comply with local, state, national, and international regulations.. Listing in the Institute s product registry as well as affiliated registries such as the C2CExpoLab s.. product library.. Eligibility for points in USGBC s LEED Program as an Environmentally Preferable Material in the.. LEED for Homes Rating System.. or under the.. Innovation in Design (.. pdf).. category  ...   What sets the certified products program apart?.. Ecolableindex.. is currently tracking more than 450 ecolabels.. The Cradle to Cradle Certified mark is a not an ecolabel so much as a quality mark, one that the Institute is working to make the preferred quality mark for designers and manufacturers worldwide.. The Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Program assesses a product s achievement across five quality categories:.. Material Health.. ,.. Material Reutilization.. Renewable Energy and Carbon Managemen.. t,.. Water Stewardship.. , and.. Social Fairness.. Continuous improvement in this systems-approach spurs the creation of truly innovative, high-quality, and beautiful products and transforms the production of consumer products into a positive force for society and the environment.. The mark provides consumers, regulators, employees, and industry peers with a clear, tangible understanding of a product s sustainability.. Who can use the Cradle to Cradle Certified logos?.. Products image mark and word mark can be used only in reference to products that have been certified at a specified level of achievement by the Institute s Cradle to Cradle Certification program.. The certification marks must include the level of achievement and directly refer to the specific product(s) that are certified.. The marks do NOT apply to people, companies, processes, buildings, etc.. Cradle to Cradle Certified is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.. Any other trademark notations, including.. SM.. TM.. , or are not applicable to this program.. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is the administrator of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program and licenses use of the certification marks and word marks.. Cradle to Cradle is a separate registered trademark owned and licensed by McDonoughBraungart Design Chemistry, LLC (MBDC).. This trademark is reserved for reference to Cradle to Cradle brand services, design framework, methodologies, or principles.. It should not be used to refer to the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program.. More information pertaining to use of the marks is available.. here..

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  • Title: Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    Descriptive info: Standard development.. Cradle to Cradle Certified Products.. Product Standard is a multi-attribute, continuous improvement methodology that provides a path to manufacturing healthy and sustainable products for our world.. It is administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.. Because the Standard rewards achievement in five categories and at five levels of certification, C2C Certified represents the most comprehensive product quality mark available.. The methodology was originally created by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC (MBDC) in cooperation with EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH, and has been developed and practiced over the past 20 years.. Since product certification began in 2005, more than 150 companies have adopted the methodology and over 400 certifications have been issued for.. Cradle to Cradle Certified products.. These companies include industry giants such as Steelcase, Herman Miller, Desso, and a government leader, the United States Postal Service.. In 2012, MBDC licensed the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard to the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in an effort to scale up the number of products that meet the expectations of a Cradle to Cradle world.. The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program is now administered by the Institute, which will ensure that product certification is an independent and  ...   represents a product ideally designed and produced for a Cradle to Cradle.. ®.. world.. Product certification is available to a wide range of products across many industries.. To get certified, an applicant must submit data to an Accredited Assessment Body to get a product assessed against the requirements of the Cradle to Cradle Certified.. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute reviews all final certification documents and issues certification.. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute was founded by William McDonough and Michael Braungart to assume independent responsibility for the administration of the Cradle to Cradle Certified.. Products Program and the development of the Cradle to Cradle Certified.. 0 of the Standard has been licensed to the Institute and governance of the Standard has been transferred to the Certification Standards Board.. The Institute lists all Cradle to Cradle Certified.. products in the Product Registry.. Certifications are listed with their level, expiration, and certification protocol version.. Proprietary information is kept confidential, though product manufacturers and their supply chain are encouraged to be as transparent as possible.. See the stories of some of our Cradle to Cradle Certified.. product manufacturers to understand the benefits of certification.. Check the glossary for clarification of terms and definitions..

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  • Title: Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    Descriptive info: Transitioning to V3.. Document Downloads.. Overview - C2C Certified Product Standard V3.. 0 (PDF, 24p, 2.. 3MB) ».. C2C Certified Product Standard V3.. 0 - Full (PDF, 95p, 3.. 1MB) ».. C2C Certified V3.. 0 Material assessment methodology (PDF, 76p, 2.. 7MB) ».. 0 Banned lists of chemicals (PDF, 6p,.. 2MB) ».. C2C Certified V2.. 1.. 1 Program Rules (PDF, 30p,.. Products Standard is a multi-attribute, continuous improvement methodology that evaluates products across five categories of human and environmental health.. Product certification is awarded at five levels (.. Basic.. Bronze.. Silver.. Gold.. Platinum.. ), with the expectation that an applicant will optimize each aspect of their product over time.. The ultimate goal is to encourage innovation and the design of products that effectively and positively impact people and the environment.. A multi-attribute standard.. While many certifications in the market address one aspect of a product or its production, the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard addresses five quality categories relating to human and environmental health.. In order to achieve certification, a product must meet the requirements for a given level in all five categories.. A PDF overview of the achievement levels is.. Product Standard evaluates products and their manufacturers based on achievement in 5 categories:.. -.. Products are made with materials that are safe and healthy for humans and the environment.. Products are designed so all ingredients can be reused safely by nature or industry.. Renewable Energy and Carbon Management.. Products are assembled and manufactured with renewable, non polluting energy.. Water Stewardship.. Products are made in ways that protect and enrich water supplies.. Products are made in ways that advance social and environmental justice.. A continuous improvement standard.. The certification process recognizes transition and human intention as part of any successful protocol for continuous product improvement.. The program also recognizes that any manufacturer s knowledge may vary widely regarding the chemicals used in a product, the extent to which its materials can be reused in biological or technical cycles, and the energy and water used to produce it.. The goal of continuous improvement is not zero or simply reducing the human and environmental impact of a product, but instead combines the progressive reduction of bad with the increase in good to reach eco-effective.. goal.. See the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard (.. pdf) for more information on the requirements for product optimization.. Every manufacturer receiving the certification mark for their product is required to make a good faith effort toward optimization in all five quality categories.. Overall Product Scoring..  ...   nutrient management strategy outlining how a product is to be appropriately managed through proprietary, municipal, or cooperative commercial systems is developed.. A Platinum rank in material reutilization means that the product is being actively and successfully managed in complimentary metabolisms.. The goal of the renewable energy and carbon management category is to encourage the use of more renewable energy than is required to manufacture the product, and to manage greenhouse gas emissions that cannot be reduced as biological nutrients by stimulating the uptake of natural systems.. The Basic level requirement for this category is to quantify purchased energy and on-site emissions attributable to the final manufacturing stage(s) of the product.. At the Bronze level, a plan to use renewable energy and manage emissions must be developed.. At the Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels, increasing percentages of production energy must be displaced with renewable energy or other management strategies as outlined in the Standard.. At the Platinum level, a surplus of renewable energy is being generated for the final manufacture of the product and the applicant has begun to address the embodied energy of the product from cradle to gate.. The overall goal of the Water Stewardship category is to move companies to responsible water stewardship and eventually to production that positively impacts water resources.. Companies begin at the Basic level demonstrating regulatory compliance with their effluent permit and developing a plan to manage any local or business specific water issues.. At the Bronze level, a facility water audit is conducted.. At the Silver and Gold levels, a manufacturer may choose to optimize their product-related process chemicals in effluent or work with their supply chain to identify and manage water related concerns.. A product that has achieved Platinum level is produced in such a way that water leaving the production facility meets drinking water standards.. The Social Fairness category ensures that progress is made towards sustaining business operations that protect the value chain and contribute to all stakeholder interests including employees, customers, community members, and the environment.. At the Basic level, companies seeking certification must conduct a streamlined self-audit of social issues affecting their business using a quick and easy tool like the Social Hotspots database, and develop a management plan to address any potential issues.. As the product moves to higher certification levels, a more comprehensive self-audit is completed, and measures are taken towards addressing issue and industry-specific social concerns internally and through the supply chain.. At the Platinum level, product manufacturers have undergone a third party, facility level social audit..

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  • Title: Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    Descriptive info: Accredited Assessment Bodies.. Product Eligibility.. Certification Mark Use.. Certification Fees.. Questions? Check the FAQ.. You might also be interested in:.. Assessor Qualifications.. Product Standard administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.. provides a continuous improvement pathway toward the development of safe and healthy products.. Product certification is available at five different levels (.. ), with each higher level addressing a more rigorous set of requirements.. The Basic certification level is a provisional level designed to help companies get on the path toward the development of healthy and sustainable products, recognizing the difficulties of transition and honoring human intention as an important part of any successful protocol for continuous product improvement.. Certification at the Basic level requires a commitment to future assessment of the chemical ingredients in a product, and optimization of the product by phasing out harmful substances, implementing reutilization strategies, increasing the use of renewable energy, and implementing water stewardship and social fairness programs.. Applicants should carefully review all of the standard s criteria to determine whether it might be an appropriate fit for the program and what certification level is currently achievable.. Certification under Version 3.. 0 is valid for two years before the product must be re-certified.. What is the process?.. Determine if your product is appropriate for certification (see.. eligibility.. Is it within the scope of certification?.. Does it comply with the Banned Chemicals Lists?.. Is there a commitment to continuous improvement and product optimization?.. Select an..  ...   Institute issues a certificate, conferring use of the Cradle to Cradle Certified mark, per the requirements of the Trademark Use Guidelines.. Re-certification.. Work with the assessor and supply chain to gather any new data, if the materials or process have changed.. Assessor evaluates data and progress on optimization strategies.. Re-Certification Summary report submitted to the Institute for review.. Certain products may not be eligible for certification based on a number of factors, please review product eligibility requirements before contacting an assessor.. To have a product assessed for Cradle to Cradle certification, a manufacturer must work with an assessment body that has been accredited by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.. Qualified assessors are experienced individuals who have undergone training in Cradle to Cradle product assessments.. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII) charges fees associated with certification of a product or product group in the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program.. These fees are separate from the fees charged by an Accredited Assessment Body for product assessment, testing, and optimization strategies.. Companies receiving certification will have the opportunity to license the Cradle to Cradle Certified.. Certification Mark.. This Mark signifies to the global marketplace that a company has chosen a positive path toward using chemicals, materials, and processes for production that are healthy and fit in perpetual use cycles.. Check the FAQ for more answers about the certification process.. If you don't see your answer there, feel free to contact us!..

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