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BNL-BNP Paribas

Due to the clever structural glazing, the aesthetics are visually appealing, reflecting the building’s surroundings on all sides.

cube berlin

Architects 3XN have created deliberate geometric transformations that create a prismatic pattern of triangular surface reliefs.

NOBU HOTEL

Nobu Hotel Warsaw embraces the city’s charisma to create a genuinely unique, stunning structure in this cultural hub.

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Cradle to Cradle

Certified™ Products in Europe

Cradle to Cradle Certified Products
Cradle to Cradle Certified Products

Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a global standard for products that are considered safe, circular, and responsibly made. For more than a decade, Cradle to Cradle Certified has been helping companies to innovate and optimize materials and products according to advanced science-based measures.

Guardian Glass obtained the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Bronze level Certification version 3.1 for three of our European product families – coated glass, laminated and float glass products – in December 2019. Not only are these products now re-certified overall to C2C Bronze level version 3.1, but Guardian Glass also met some of the more stringent requirements of C2C Bronze level version 4.0.

C2C assesses materials and products across five categories of sustainability performance:

Material Health (V4.0)

Optimizing the chemistry of the materials used in the design of products/buildings to minimize impact to human health and the environment. 

Product Circularity (V4.0)

Design to eliminate the concept of "waste" with intentional constituent cycles to retain the full value of the constituent. 

Water & Soil Stewardship (V4.0)

Treat water as a precious resource by encouraging effective management and use strategies. 

Social Fairness (V3.1)

 

Responsible business operations and ethics for all stakeholders, including the supply chain and the environment. 

Renewable Energy & Carbon Management (V3.1)

A future powered by renewable energy where manufacturers positively impact energy supply, ecosystem balance, and keep carbon in soil and vegetation.

Product Scorecards

Each Cradle to Cradle Certified™ product receives a scorecard with its achievement levels for the five categories:

Coated Glass

Scorecard

Laminated Glass

Product Scorecard

Float Glass

Product Scorecard

CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED™

CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED™

The advantages of building with C2C certified products

The Cradle to Cradle Building Charter encourages architects and designers to create positive impacts and beneficial footprints from the very beginning of their project. A growing number of brands such as BREEAM and LEED recognize the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard as a preferred product designation for making more responsible purchasing decisions.

VIEW THE CRADLE TO CRADLE BUILDING CHARTER

Some of Guardian Glass Europe's C2C certified products