American PolySteel’s line of its Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) have earned Silver Certification from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) under the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Evaluation Protocol, the Albuquerque, N.M. firm announced Nov. 1. MBDC is widely recognized as a leader in the independent evaluation of how products contribute to the health and sustainability of our environment and to the principles of the C2C concept of “Remaking the Way We Make Things,” and eliminating the concept of waste. PolySteel’s products are the first ICFs to achieve this recognition.

American PolySteel President Patrick Murphy said, “We see the C2C design concept as a process that is not only consistent with this vision, but will also assist us in measuring our progress along a path that leads beyond sustainability to truly restorative design and construction.”