Ecodesign board games in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region

Categories: Eco Design, Eco Production, Technical and Research, Material fractions, Energy, Water

Organisation: ADEME (public agency in the areas of the environment, energy and sustainable development)

Main partners:

Localisation: Auvergne Rhônes Alpes (France)

Summary

ADEME, in association with the Rhône Alpes region (now Auvergne Rhône Alpes region) and the Pôle Eco-conception, created in 2009 and financed a stakeholder active on eco-design. This organization, in partnership with ADEME proposes to animate workshops for businesses around 2 games: “BtoGreen” and “In the Loop“. The objectives are to understand the strategic value of eco-innovation and to get the knowledge of key steps and issues regarding material resources management and how to prevent /mitigate these issues.

Designing green bus shelters in Cornwall

Categories: Eco Design, Construction Material, 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 a greener fire brigade in London

Categories: Eco Design, Legal, Economic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Energy, Water

Organisation: Greater London Authority (United Kingdom)

Localisation: London Borough of Havering (United Kingdom)

Summary

In 2006, the need for a new fire station serving the growing London Borough of Havering was identified. A site was selected which allowed for the conversion of three existing industrial units, as well as meeting operational requirements. The design brief focused on sustainability principles including reuse of the existing structures, lower energy and water consumption and the production of renewable energy.

Tools for ecodesign in Flanders

Categories: Eco Design, Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Paper, Resources, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic, Energy, EEE, Water, 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).