New for 2022, GROHE has introduced its first Cradle to Cradle® CPD and its fourth RIBA-approved module: ‘Circularity in the Bathroom and Kitchen with Cradle to Cradle Certified®’.

The module ties in with the ever-increasing focus on sustainability in the industry and aims to inspire and motivate architects, designers, specifiers and housebuilders to learn more about the benefits of developing a Cradle to Cradle® strategy.

The training seminar is the first on RIBA’s CPD database to explore circularity in the bathroom and kitchen and also focuses on the benefits and processes behind introducing a Cradle to Cradle® (C2C) programme.

GROHE will be providing insight into how kitchens and bathrooms can contribute to the circular economy and will uncover how companies can implement a C2C® strategy – from integrating it across all areas of the business and expanding it to the supply chain, to outlining company objectives and policies with long term planning in place.

Karl Lennon, Leader Projects Channel – A&D, LIXIL EMENA, says: “Creating a circular economy has been of increasing importance for a number of years and the pandemic has highlighted the need even further, with humans’ impact on the planet being called into question as the world slowed down. With this module, we’re hoping to encourage more individuals and companies within the building industry to reconsider processes and systems – particularly when designing bathrooms and kitchens.

“The building sector is the biggest consumer of building products worldwide, so a greater focus on the
environment is imperative. From understanding the scarcity of resources to how new buildings can be self-sufficient and energy positive, we’ll be delving deep into how C2C® buildings can be created.”

GROHE’s module also explains how bathroom and kitchen fittings have been C2C® certified. With the life span of each element carefully considered, products designed with replaceable and spare parts continuing to be made for 10 years after a product has been discontinued will encourage longevity.

To attend the free to use seminar, book here or explore GROHE’s previous modules concerning hygiene
optimisation for sanitary facilities, 3D printing for advanced bathroom fittings or water saving without
compromising performance here.