BB LEDlightpipe installation in the parking of the Plantronics Building completed

The parking of the Plantronics building at Park 20|20 has been fitted with BB LEDlightpipe EVO light lines. The Plantronics Parking is the 5th parking at the Park 20|20 which is fitted with BB LEDlightpipe.

The Park 20|20 business park in Hoofddorp is the world’s first full service Cradle to Cralde working environment. Park 20|20 combines sustainable design and an optimal ecological approach with a ground-breaking innovative way of doing business. Human well-being, now and in the future, is the central element. The focus on people leads to an inspiring, healthy and productive work environment. High-quality services and economic growth are the positive results of this fruitful and refreshing way of working.

The BB LEDlightpipe fits perfectly in this pilosophy beceause it is Cradle to Cradle bronze certified, which states that the building materials of the fixture are fully recyclable. The BB LEDlightpipe is still the only industrial LED fixture with a C2C certification.

A DALI dimming light management based on presence detection is used to optimize energy performance. This contributes to the zero energy goal of the working envoironment.

The installation has been executed by Prospect Installatietechniek from Lelystad

The BB LEDlightpipe will be presented at the cradle to cradle pavilion of Biennale Architettura 2016.

This year the 15th Biennale Architettura, themed ‘Reporting from the front’, takes place in Venice from May 28th to November 27th 2016. The Biennale Architettura was founded in 1895 and it is one of the most famous and prestigious cultural organizations in the world. It stands at the forefront of research and promotion of new contemporary trends and organizes exhibitions in all different art forms. The last edition of the Biennale Architettura, ‘Fundamentals’, attracted 228,000 visitors.

For the first time, EPEA and its CEO Prof. Michael Braungart will present the Cradle to Cradle principle at the Biennale Architettura. He has been invited by the director Alejandro Aravena, a multiple award-winning Chilean architect, to present the Cradle to Cradle design concept in the exhibition rooms in the Central Pavilion.

Our BB LEDlightpipe will be displayed at this cradle to cradle pavilion in exhibition room K2. Our Managing director, Jan Baartmans, has visited this exhibition for a preview on 27th May. He was very impressed by the atmosphere and ambience of the pavilion. 

BB-Lightconcepts displays the first Cradle to Cradle Bronze-certified industrial lighting system, the BB LEDlightpipe EVO. For more information see the EPEA website.

BB-Lightconcepts took care of the lighting in the underground car park of City Hall Venlo with her BB LEDlightpipe. Venlo is the first region in the world who uses full implementation of the Cradle-to-Cradle principles. This resulted in an unique design process and an extraordinary inspiring building that combines a comfortable working environment with sustainable innovations.

The project incorporates several strategies to guarantee sustainability: the heavily polluted air from the adjacent road is cleaned by the building and cooled down with the help of the Maas River and the underground car park; the offices and glass house generate heat for the surrounding homes by implementation of a geothermal heat pump; rain water will be collected and used, then cleaned and released into the Maas. The building will be mainly constructed out of wood.

With the BB LEDlightpipe, the car park of the new City Hall in Venlo is equipped with proven sustainable Cradle-to-Cradle lighting. In 2014 BB-Lightconcepts received a Cradle to Cradle Bronze certificate on the BB LEDlightpipe. This makes BB-Lightconcepts the world's first and so far the only manufacturer of business to business LED lighting that received a Cradle to Cradle certificate for her products.

Although the whole building is not opened yet, the car park has been open since the 1st of may. The opening of the car park was necessary due a shortage of parking places in the city. The office will be opened later. More information about the City Hall Venlo can be found here.

BB-Lightconcepts is sponsoring the C2C Pavilion at Icdubo Rotterdam with BB LEDlightpipe lighting. The Cradle to Cradle Bronze certified BB LEDlightpipe is used to illuminate the information panels about Cradle to Cradle and the C2C products.

The C2C Pavilion is an initiative of the C2C Construction Group. The C2C Construction Group consists of construction-related manufacturers who embrace the circular economy and have one or more Cradle to Cradle certifications, and three strategic partners; C2C Products Innovation Institute, C2C ExpoLAB and SGS Search.

The C2C Pavilion is found at the Icdubo (Innocation Centre Durable Building technologies) and can be visited during office hours monday to friday (9.00h - 17.00h)

Another sponsor of the Pavilion is Desso, manufacturor of Cradle to Cradle Certified carpeting.

C2C bronze awarded

Last wednesday the the Cradle to Cradle bronze certificate is Awarded to BB-Lightconcepts for the BB LEDlightpipe by Bjorn de Koeijer and Hein van Tuijl of EPEA Netherlands. Chiel Bekker (Managing Director) and Bennie Elfrink (Manager R&D) have taken receipt of the certificate.

The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product through five quality categories — material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.