MBDC Issues 17 Sustainable Certifications


Product and process design consulting firm McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (read more here and here) has bestowed 17 coveted Cradle to Cradle Certifications, indicating "significant, tangible progress in designing more environmentally sustaining products." The list includes the usual suspects—Herman Miller and Steelcase—as well as Energy Barriers; Victor Innovatex; Hi-Tex; MechoShade Systems; Mission Rubber Company; Icestone; Metro; CENTRIA; and Begley's Best. Products range from seating (Herman Miller, Steelcase, Metro) to fabric coating (Hi-Tex) to window shades (MechoShade) to all purpose cleaner (Begley's Best). Shown here is the Mirra chair by Herman Miller, which earned Gold, the highest Cradle to Cradle rating issued. The complete list of certifications is below: Gold Award
* Acrylic Stucco, Enamo Grip S/B, HSC 300, Inner Seal, Omega 06, Rust
Grip(R), Super Cleaner: Energy Barriers, Inc. (surface coatings)
* Celle(TM), Mirra(R): Herman Miller, Inc. (office seating)
* Eco Intelligent(R) Polyester: Victor Innovatex, Inc.

Silver Award
* Caper(R): Herman Miller, Inc. (office seating)
* Crypton(R) Green: Hi-Tex, Inc. (fabric coating)
* FlexSeal(R), Heavy Weight Coupling Products: Mission Rubber Company
* Icestone(R) Durable Surface: Icestone(R), LLC
* Leap(R): Steelcase, Inc. (office seating)
* Mecho(R)/5: MechoShade Systems, Inc. (window shade)
* Poly(TM): Metro (office seating)
* Versawall(R): CENTRIA (building exterior)

Biological Nutrient
* Begley's Best(TM) All Purpose Cleaner: Begley's Best, Inc. ::MBDC via ::PR Newswire