Resilientweb pilot on urban farms in Brussels

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Technical and Research, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: Bruxelles Environnement (Brussels Environment administration)

Main partners:

Localisation: Brussels Region (Belgium)

Summary

ResilieNtWEB is a strategic support programme for SMEs to help them increase their resilience, i.e. their ability to anticipate market changes, adjust to them and learn from the process. The project partners are all innovation support actors in the North-West Europe area, aiming to make local economies more resilient and sustainable. A first objective was to make the business case of existing SME more resilient by using the resilient design toolkit. This has delivered short term eco-innovation action plan approved by all SME. A second objective was to test a new collaborative approach by clustering companies on a central innovative project which is the full integration of a greenhouse with building applying the “close the loop” principle. This project was co-funded by Interreg IVB, which promotes better integration within the Union of large regions in different countries facing similar problems. It involves national, regional and local organisations.

Tertre eco-zoning project in Wallonia

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Technical and Research, Energy, Water, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: IDEA (Economic Development and Planning actor of various municipalities of Mons-Borinage and Centre)

Main partners:

Localisation: Hainaut (Belgium)

Summary

The eco-zoning Tertre is a project initiated by the Walloon Minister of Economy via “a call for project”. This call fits in a territorial approach named "Heart of Hainaut, energy center". This eco-zoning project is implemented by the creation of several working groups (WG) with different themes. Each working group is led by a project manager selected from the partners. IDEA, an economic actor of 27 municipalities, coordinates the work done, manages meetings, groups’ animation, etc.

Irisphere project (Industrial Symbiosis) in Brussels

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Technical and Research, Energy, Water, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions

Organisation: Citydev.brussels - Brussels Regional Development Agency (helps businesses find sites in the Brussels-Capital Region. It also builds private homes as part of urban renewal projects)

Main partners:

  • Ecores
  • 5 firms (Solvay, ZF company, Buzzz Maxi Pesca, Rigobert, etc.)

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

As part of an Interreg IVB project (C2C BIZZ), Citydev.brussels and its technical sub-contractor EcoRes addressed material and energy flows on a business site, at company level. New ‘material’ matches were made between companies on site. The experiences were used to develop the Continuous Loop Tool, a database for companies where they can add their waste materials and the resources they need in order to find matches. The Irisphere program will continue after the end of C2C BIZZ on a larger scale thanks to the ERDF.

Brussels Goodfood Strategy

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling

Organisation: 1) Bruxelles Environnement – Brussels Environment (Environment public administration of Brussels-Capital Region); 2) Bruxelles Economie-Emploi (Economy and jobs public administration of Brussels-Capital Region)

Main partners:

Financial support of:

Localisation: Brussels-Capital Region (BE)

Summary

The objective of the Regional Programme for a Circular Economy (Programme Régional d’Economie circulaire – PREC) is to encourage the transformation of the linear economy into a circular economy. This programme focuses on some of the main sectors for Brussels including sustainable food. Moreover, the food topic is specifically addressed by the GoodFood strategy for a more sustainable system of food consumption and production. By rethinking the food chain, the GoodFood strategy (also called ‘GoodFood Brussels’) aims to reduce waste and increase the amount of food grown locally.