Cradle to Cradle Certified®

Products without waste

Lindner products have always been designed to fulfil their intended tasks, and beyond that, to be especially durable and resource-efficient. Now we are even going one step further. By following the Cradle to Cradle Certified® principle, we can consider the entire life cycle of products and their components. Our goal is to avoid waste from the very beginning, meaning that products are designed in a way that they can serve as raw materials for the next generation of the same product – a closed technical cycle.
Although this may sound simple, it is actually a challenge for complex system products which contain many different components made from all kinds of materials.

Thanks to continuous efforts in research and development, Lindner has laid the foundations for continuous manufacture. NORTEC is its pioneering product. The carrier panel for this raised floor is produced from FGD gypsum, processed water, and cellulose fibres at the Lindner facility in Dettelbach, Germany. Building on the knowledge gained from a Life-Cycle Assessment according to ISO 14040/44 and the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) according to ISO 14025, NORTEC could be further enhanced to be awarded the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver certificate as the first system floor worldwide.

Cradle to Cradle Certified® – Quality Categories

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

FLOOR and more® – Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver

  • very high recycling content within the product
  • excellent recyclability after usage
  • low-emission material components
  • resource-preserving production with closed water circuit
  • Life-Cycle Assessment according to ISO 14040/44
  • environmental management system according to ISO 14001
  • energy management according to ISO 50001 

Ceilings

LMD Metal Ceilings – Cradle to Cradle Certified® GOLD

  • metal ceiling elements including white powder coating, acoustic tissue and substructure
  • very high recycling content within the product
  • low-emission material components
  • resource-preserving coating with closed water circuit
  • Life-Cycle Assessment according to ISO 14040/44
  • environmental Management System according to ISO 14001
  • energy Management according to ISO 50001

Heated and Chilled Ceilings – Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver

  • Metal ceiling elements with heating and cooling function including white powder coating, acoustic tissue and substructure
  • Very high recycling content within the product
  • Low-emission material components
  • Resource-preserving coating with closed water circuit
  • Life-Cycle Assessment according to ISO 14040/44
  • Environmental Management System according to ISO 14001
  • Energy Management according to ISO 50001

Partitions

Life Glass partitions with integrated doors - Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silber

  • High percentage of recycled material in the product
  • proven low emission products
  • sorted separation by system design possible
  • Life cycle assessment according to ISO 14040/44
  • Environmental management system according to ISO 14001
  • Energy management according to ISO 50001

For a Sustainable Future

As a product supplier and full-service provider, we convince you with our extensive portfolio of products and services and support you in every phase of your building project, from the determination of requirements to documentation – whether new buildings or renovations:

"Knowing where we stand."

With our actions, we are taking another step towards a green, climate-neutral Germany. An important aspect here is the striving for a closed material cycle – in line with the idea of the circular economy: This also includes the reprocessing of used products into new systems, as in the case of our raised floors LOOP and LOOP prime.

  • extension of the utilisation phase or reuse of used products
  • separation by type at the end of the service life
  • avoidance of waste, toxic substances and environmental pollution
  • complete recycling of all materials

The Cradle-to-Cradle Concept

Meeting tomorrow's requirements today thanks to Green Building Standards and Cradle to Cradle® Certified product certification: Lindner has been paying attention to the use of ecologically safe raw materials, the use of renewable energies and closed material cycles or recycling in production for years. This is evident, for example, in our NORTEC aurum and LOOP aurum raised floor panels and LMD metal ceilings: At the beginning of 2022, the products received the C2C Certified® Gold award for the first time worldwide. In addition, other products such as the Lindner Life glass partitions have already been awarded Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver. Besides C2C Certified®, many of our products are also LEED or BREEAM compliant.

Put your trust in Lindner for your green building project. Get in touch with us!

If you would like to find out more about the Lindner Group's measures on the area of sustainability in the company, in our production and in construction projects, you can find practical information and examples in our ADD.VANTAGE MODULES.