LEED and BREEAM-NL acknowledge Cradle to Cradle

25:e mar. 2015

In the latest versions of the American LEED certification scheme and the Dutch version of the BREEAM scheme, credits and points are awarded when Cradle to Cradle certified products are used in buildings.

Cradle to Cradle certification can be achieved for products which, after detailed examination, live up to requirements in five areas. For example, the product must be sustainably produced and so healthy that it can be part of a biological or technical cycle. 

Troldtekt, Google HQ

In recent years, the sustainable design concept Cradle to Cradle has experienced something of a boom worldwide. The basic principle of the concept is that it must be possible to use all products as a resource in a biological or technical cycle. Now, the concept is beginning to be taken up by international certification schemes.

Contributes to LEED and BREEAM-NL

This is true, for example, for the American LEED scheme, which in its latest version 4 favours the use of Cradle to Cradle products.

Cradle to Cradle awards an achievement level – basic, bronze, silver, gold or platinum – within five quality categories. It is the result for ‘Material health’ which decides whether a building material can contribute LEED credits and it is via the credits that a building earns the points required for LEED certification.

Moreover, the Dutch version of the British BREEAM scheme is now awarding points for using Cradle to Cradle materials – not something even the British version yet does.

FACTS: Troldtekt and the certifications

Troldtekt is Cradle to Cradle certified and in this way can contribute to LEED and BREEAM-NL. Troldtekt already contributes points to DGNB, LEED and BREEAM within: 

  • Total cost of ownership
  • Acoustic indoor climate
  • Outgassing to atmospheric indoor climate and toxicity
  • Psychological indoor climate (art)
  • Materials

Read more about Troldtekt's contribution to LEED, DGNB & BREEAM.