Circular Friesland Strategy

Categories: Construction Material, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Business models, Legal, Eco Production, Paper, Economic, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Plastic, Energy, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Water, EEE, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Land use, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Collaborative Economy, Other Fractions

Organisation: Circular Friesland Association

Main partners:

Localisation: Friesland (NL)

Summary

The Circular Friesland Association (Vereniging Circulair Friesland) was initiated by coorporations within Friesland, later drawing in the provincial municipalities as partners. There was an acceptance that future business models would have to change due to the changing state of natural resources. In Friesland the chains are short and most parties are already familiar with eachother, allowing the concept of circular economy to be absorbed in the transition that was already taking place within the area.

Ecodynamic enterprise label

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Eco Production, Paper, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Energy, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Communication and Education, EEE, Water, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Brussels Environment (IBGE-BIM)

Main partners:

  • Impulse.brussels (Brussels Entreprise Agency)
  • BECI (Chamber of commerce in Brussels)

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

The Ecodynamic enterprise label was created in 1999 by Brussels Environment. This Environmental Management System (EMS) offers private companies and public administrations with a systematic approach to lowering their impact on the environment. The “Ecodynamic enterprise” label is an official recognition of good environmental management practices by the Brussels-Capital Region. It encourages the introduction of an EMS, with a view towards eventual EMAS or ISO 14001 registrations. There are three levels depending on the initial level of environmental performance within the organisation. Each level is symbolised by stars. Applications are evaluated based on a large range of criteria. These criteria concern specific ecomanagement actions, quality of the environmental review, and the plan of actions established.

Pilot plant of the institute of industrial and automation technologies in Milan

Categories: Eco Design, Construction Material, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Plastic, Energy, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Institute of industrial and automation technologies

Main partners:

  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
  • Dipartimento di ingegneria, ICT e tecnologie per l’energia e trasporti (DIITET)
  • Manufuture European Platform (MEP)
  • Others partners: see weblink

Localisation: Milan (Italy)

Summary

ITIA-CNR continuously supports the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector by bringing innovation in the factory. The enabling technologies and tools developed by their Research Departments are used to realize physical pilot factories which represent valuable platforms to support industrial research and the transfer of research results to companies. One example is a pilot plant for the De–and Remanufacturing of automotive mechatronic components. Some others research fields in addition to demanufacturing are Industrial Products-Service System and Product-Service Systems across Life Cycle or the future of 3D-printing.

Renovation of the ex INPS building in Genoa

Categories: Eco Design, Construction Material, Eco Consumption, Metal, Economic, Glass, Waste Prevention, Energy, Plastic, Recycling, Wood

Tags: procurement

Organisation: State Property Office

Localisation: Region Liguria

Summary

This good practices factsheet concerns the renovation of the ex-INPS building (the Italian National Social Security Institution), including the reduction of total energy needs of the building, an improvement in the environmental quality of the interior and the use of recycled materials during the construction phase.