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.