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GROHE Launches New RIBA-Approved CPD Module

GROHE Eurosmart Kitchen - Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Gold Level (2)

New for 2022, GROHE has introduced its first Cradle to Cradle® CPD as its fourth RIBA- approved module.  

With an ever-increasing focus on sustainability in the industry, the module aims to inspire and motivate architects, designers, specifiers and housebuilders to learn more about the benefits of developing a Cradle to Cradle® strategy and designing with the future in mind.

The training seminar is the first on RIBA’s CPD database to explore circularity in the bathroom and kitchen and also focuses on the benefits and processes behind introducing a Cradle to Cradle® (C2C) programme. 

As one of Germany’s top three sustainable companies and having devised its own range of C2C® products where each component can be broken down and re-used endlessly in other products, GROHE will be providing valuable insight into how kitchens and bathrooms can contribute to the circular economy.

The module will uncover how companies can implement a C2C® strategy – from integrating it across all areas of the business and expanding it to the supply chain, to outlining company objectives and policies with long term planning in place.

Sharing years of expertise, GROHE’s seminar will also investigate how C2C® design can be considered in everything from a biometric approach to product design to applications in industrial design and manufacturing. 

Contributing to the circular economy and becoming C2C® certified enables building owners, architects and designers to be recognised for supporting circular building, particularly in a time where sustainability is paramount, creates higher property value and offers local and regional government tax benefits.

Karl Lennon, Leader Projects Channel – A&D, LIXIL EMENA, says: “Creating a circular economy has been of increasing importance for a number of years and the pandemic has highlighted the need even further, with humans’ impact on the planet being called into question as the world slowed down. With this module, we’re hoping to encourage more individuals and companies within the building industry to reconsider processes and systems – particularly when designing bathrooms and kitchens.

“The building sector is the biggest consumer of building products worldwide, so a greater focus on the environment is imperative. From understanding the scarcity of resources to how new buildings can be self-sufficient and energy positive, we’ll be delving deep into how C2C® buildings can be created.” 

GROHE’s module also explains how bathroom and kitchen fittings have been C2C® certified. With the life span of each element carefully considered, products designed with replaceable and spare parts continuing to be made for 10 years after a product has been discontinued will encourage longevity. 

C2C certified® products are recognised by leading organisations such as BREEAM and LEED and are catalogued on the C2C® website, for ease-of-use in building projects.

To attend the free to use seminar, book here or explore GROHE’s previous modules concerning hygiene optimisation for sanitary facilities, 3D printing for advanced bathroom fittings or water saving without compromising performance here.

Source : GROHE

Image : Eurosmart kitchen basin mixer, Cradle to Cradle® certified

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26 January 2022

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