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Schott’s Pyran Platinum receives Cradle to Cradle certification

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Officials from Schott North America, Elmsford, N.Y., announced June 10 during the AIA 2010 National Convention, June 10-12in Miami, that the company’s Pyran Platinum earned Cradle to Cradle certification Silver by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, Charlottesville, Va. Cradle to Cradle certification is an eco-label that evaluates the impact of a product and its manufacturing process throughout its lifecycle, including recyclability and toxicity to human and environmental health. according to a same day company release. Schott Pyran Platinum, a fire-rated glass ceramic, is made through production processes that don’t require the use of heavy metals, such as arsenic, antimony and barium, according to the release. “This was a long and intensive process,” said Karen Wegert, an applications engineer out of the company’s Louisville facility. “We had to measure our energy usage, our water usage, identify our energy conservation efforts. … It helped us learn a lot about our own processes.”The Cradle to Cradle certification can earn points to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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