Greening of buildings in the Basque Country

Categories: Construction Material, Economic, Eco Consumption, Energy

Organisation: SPRILUR S.A.(Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness, Basque Government)

Localisation: Basque Country

Summary

SPRILUR S.A. is a public authority, which is integrated in the Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness of the Basque Government. SPRILURs intervention in the business market is aimed at guaranteeing the provision of public land and sufficient good quality industrial buildings to meet demand, while promoting industrial and business activity as a source of employment and wealth in the Basque Country.

Since 2009, within all tenders for the construction, restoration and design of industrial buildings (from the design stage to the execution of works), SPRILUR include as part of the award criteria, the degree of sustainability of the proposed project, which is based on the application of guides for the sustainable development of industrial buildings and urban development projects.

Designing green bus shelters in Cornwall

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Design, Legal, Economic, Metal, Glass, Energy, Wood

Organisation: Cornwall Council (United Kingdom)

Localisation: Cornwall (United Kingdom)

Summary

In 2011 Cornwall had around 6,000 bus stops with a wide range of associated shelters and signs. A programme of improvements to the quality and sustainability of this transport infrastructure, based on need and capacity, was created. The sustainable procurement of bus shelters was conducted in three stages: design; prototype development; and large scale production. This example focuses on the design stage.

Building maintenance services in San Sebastian

Categories: Construction Material, Legal, Eco Consumption, Economic, Metal, Glass, Energy, Plastic, Wood

Organisation: Gipuzkoa provincial council (Basque Country, Spain)

Localisation: San Sebastian (Spain)

Summary

The Gipuzkoa Council wished to award a maintenance contract for two buildings in Donostia-San Sebastian, one residential and one administrative. The object of the contract was defined to include the environmental sustainability of the services being provided (exterior and internal maintenance of all building systems and facilities).

Tools for ecodesign in Flanders

Categories: Eco Design, Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Resources, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic, Energy, Water, EEE, Land use, Wood, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Other Fractions

Organisation: OVAM (Public Waste Agency of Flanders)

Main partners:

Localisation: Mechelen (Belgium)

Summary

OVAM created an ecodesign service within its facitlity. It developed 3 main tools: Ecolizer (estimation of the environmental impact of a product design), OVAM SIS Toolkit (Sustainable Innovation System – integration of sustainability principles into innovation and design processes), EHE-kit (Implementation of eco-design in higher education). In addition OVAM developed 3 specific activities to boost ecodesign in Flanders: Awards for designers, research and collection of good examples, launch of the European Network of Ecodesign Centres (ENEC).