Building a greener fire brigade in London

Categories: Eco Design, Legal, Economic, Energy, Reuse and preparing for reuse, 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: Construction Material, Eco Design, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Resources, Glass, Technical and Research, Energy, Plastic, Water, EEE, Land use, Wood, Biodiversity, Other bulky items, 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).

Collaborative economy in Barcelona

Categories: Construction Material, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Communication and Education, Energy, Plastic, EEE, Water, Wood, Land use, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Barcelona City Council

Main partners:

  • TERSA, Barcelona City Council & Barcelona Metropolitan Area
  • One of the main private partners: AVANCAR

Localisation: Barcelone (Spain)

Summary

Barcelona is becoming a strong hub for collaborative consumption/economy in various domain such as mobility, tourism, clothes, stuff, skills, finances, etc.

Public Water Fountain with sparkling water

Categories: Eco Consumption, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Plastic, Water

Organisation: Municipality of Castelfidardo (Italy)

Localisation: Castelfidardo (Italy)

Summary

Since January 2010 the municipality of Castelfidardo (Italy) has installed a public water fountain with a carbon filter system in order to dispense mineral and sparkling water to its inhabitants.