A truly complete ceiling: all LMD metal systems are awarded with Cradle to Cradle™ Standard in Silver

The metal ceiling systems LMD of Lindner are the first complete ceiling systems so far to be awarded with the environment and sustainability certificate Cradle to Cradle certified™ Standard in Silver. The same applies to the material assessment, in which the LMD systems reached a Silver certificate for material health.

Cradle to Cradle® is a comprehensive design concept that asseses both consumer products and commodities, e. g. construction materials, according to ecological and social aspects. Products are regarded in a closed biological or technical cycle of materials, respectively, that does not produce waste but only resources.

The Cradle to Cradle® assessment system constist of five categories:

  • Material Health
  • Material Reutilization
  • Renewable Energy & Carbon Management
  • Water Stewardship
  • Social Fairness

The LMD ceiling series reached Silver in the areas “Material Health” and “Renewable Energy & Carbon Management”, Gold in the area “Social Fairness” and even Platinum in “Water Stewardship”.

The underlying assessment process,which includes a recording and valuation of invididual components, has resulted in the recognition that LMD Metal Ceilings are already compliant with the demanding requirements of Cradle to Cradle®. The following systems have been tested and certified with white powder coating, acoustic fleece inlay and the corresponding substructure:

  • Post-Cap Ceilings (LMD-B 100, LMD-B 110, LMD-B 111)
  • Canopy Ceilings (LMD-DS 312, LMD-DS 320)
  • Hook-On Ceilings (LMD-E 200, LMD-E 213, LMD-E 214)
  • Corridor Ceilings (LMD-E 300, LMD-E 312)
  • Cassette Ceilings (LMD-K 420)
  • Baffle Ceilings (LMD-L 601, LMD-L 607, LMD-L 608, LMD-L LAOLA)

Following the certification of NORTEC Raised Floors in the beginning of this year, LMD Metal Ceilings are a further Lindner product to be sucessfully tested and awarded. Further products are currently in the assessment process for a Cradle to Cradle® certification.

Further information can be found at Ceiling Systems or at Green Building.

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