FUTURE Designs, the UK-based lighting designer & manufacturer, is redoubling its environmental efforts with the expansion of the carbon careful™ initiative and the commitment to supplying Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its core product range.
Sustainability has been central to FUTURE Designs manufacturing processes for many years, and it continues to lead the way in the circular economy for the lighting sector. It does this through the highly praised carbon carefulTM initiative, which ensures a second life for pre-used luminaires, in keeping with the mantra to ‘reuse rather than recycle.’
Within the carbon careful™ initiative, FUTURE Designs renews luminaires with the latest LED technology transforming them into highly energy efficient, carbon saving products, prolonging the lifespan, and drastically reducing carbon usage and overall costs.
FUTURE Designs is now excited to bring carbon careful™ to the wider market. With a shift in attitudes within the construction industry towards the circular economy, there is greater interest and demand for re-use and repurposing as opposed to recycling. FUTURE Designs is now expanding its reach and actively offering the service to other lighting manufacturers who have the desire to act responsibly but may not have the facilities and expertise for this process.
Future Designs is dedicated to supplying Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its core product range. As one of the pinnacle lighting manufacturers for the UK and UAE it is leading the way in providing EPD analysis for its product portfolio.
FUTURE Designs has committed time and budget over the long term to the EPD certification process. As well as procuring BRE EPD software, FUTURE Designs is completing EPDs for its core product range, working with BRE to have them completed by the end of Q4 2023, with the rest of the company’s product offer due to be submitted for certification in due course. FUTURE Designs can also now complete a life cycle analysis for bespoke or retrofit products.
FUTURE Designs has already completed the Carbon Trust accreditation and representation on its Energy Technology List.
David Clements, FUTURE Designs’ Chief Executive said:
“This is yet another chapter in the story of our commitment. As the world is faced with a growing necessity to Refurbish, Reuse and Restore, FUTURE Designs is leading the way with the hope that more organisations will follow suit.” “We continue the environmental drive that links our investment in the EPD software and the carbon carefulTM initiative, looking beyond the compliance requirements to develop meaningful, positive impact on our environment and protecting the earth’s scarce resources.”