Application Process

The Library gives applicants the opportunity to register their Cradle to Cradle inspired elements in building developments and display them to a broader audience. The corresponding application process  follows a defined procedure:

Application date and required information:
The application should be submitted as soon as the design phase of the building is completed and will subsequently be examined by the Hamburger Umweltinstitut (HUI). The information, which is required for the application process, can be looked up here.

Role of the Hamburger Umweltinstitut:
The Hamburger Umweltinstitut will evaluate the application based on the given data and inform the applicant about its decision. Once the construction of the building is finished, the HUI will audit the building (by performing a site visit) and investigate whether the stated Cradle to Cradle elements in the application process have been implemented. Only if the audit is successful, the building elements will be published in The Library.
Note: Within the application process the Hamburger Umweltinstitut will invoice administration, audit and travel costs.

The application process is summarized in the graphic below: