The Library / C2C inspired Projects
The success of Cradle to Cradle (C2C) has sparked demands in the maketplace for an affordable, convenient, quality-assured mechanism to celebrate and validate C2C inpired elements in buildings. These elements go beyond green or sustainability to add value for stakeholders. Green building certification are important, but tend to focus on minimizing negative impacts, rather than supporting beneficial footprints that add value. Due to costs of those processes only a few thousand out of millions of new buildings were awarded green or sustainable certifications over the past decades. A newer mechanism, such as the ‘living buildings challenge’ borrow from Cradle to Cradle and are directed more at beneficial aspects, but still require a certification process. The Library is a complementary step beyond those approaches to let many stakeholders in buildings celebrate the added value of a big beneficial footprint.
The Library gives applicants the opportunity to register their Cradle to Cradle inspired elements in building developments and display them to a broader audience. The corresponding application process follows a defined procedure.