Architects & Designers

Architects & Designers

Today, more than ever, architects and designers are challenged to make the built environment safer and more cost-effective. CuVerro® bactericidal copper can help create settings that look beautiful, are sustainable, and provide an improved tool to architects focused on value-based design.

Laboratory testing has shown that CuVerro is more effective at killing bacteria when compared to traditional materials such as plastic, stainless steel, wood, and coatings.

Considering specifying products made with CuVerro? Check out our specification guide for detailed information on how to specify these products.

If you are interested in learning more about CuVerro, including how to specify CuVerro for your clients, please watch our online presentation Copper and the Built Environment: Cleaner Surfaces by Design.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate the potential for cleaner environments using bactericidal materials

  • Assess the efficacy of bactericidal copper and compare it to other materials

  • Understand the business case for incorporating bactericidal copper into the built environment

  • Specify materials and products made from bactericidal copper

Evidence-Based Design

A large and growing body of evidence attests to the fact that physical environment impacts patient stress, patient and staff safety, staff effectiveness and quality of care provided in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Basing healthcare facility planning and design decisions on this evidence to achieve the best possible patient, staff and operational outcomes is what evidence-based design is all about.

CuVerro® offers evidence-based, scientifically backed options for architects and designers. In addition, for designers wishing to incorporate sustainable materials, CuVerro® alloys are manufactured from up to 100% post-consumer recycled materials, and are 100% recyclable.