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AOC Show 292: Cradle to Cradle: Creating a Circular Economy

Ren DeCherney, Built Environment Lead at Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, joins us for episode 292 of Art of Construction.

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization created to bring about a large scale transformation in the way we make things. Through the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program, the Institute sets the global standard for products that are safe, circular and made responsibly. Cradle to Cradle Certified® is used by future-focused designers, brands, retailers and manufacturers across the value chain to innovate and optimize materials and products according to the world’s most advanced science-based measures for material health, product circularity, renewable energy and climate, water and soil stewardship, and social fairness.

Ren is a licensed Interior Designer who jumped ship into healthy materials. She's here to make the building industry a sustainable one! Join Devon, Matt, and Ren as they learn about the origins of the cradle to cradle design philosophy, what it takes for a building material to be certified, the benefits healthier materials bring to contractors and the trades, and what it will take to reach a fully circular economy in construction.


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