Recent Case Studies

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Ireland: ReForm 2011 seminar 1/11 on sustainable design
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-10-28 03:52:50 UTC
IT Carlow’s DesignCORE will be coordinating the ReForm 2011 seminar on sustainable design once again this year as part of Design Week. This year’s seminar will take place in the Tullamore Court Hotel from 10.30am – 4.30pm on Tuesday, 1st November. …
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Chinese traditional crafts used in modern design; sustainable and exclusive
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-10-22 06:38:34 UTC
At the moment there are a few chinese manufacturers that are focusing on sustainable products made by using traditional crafts and materials. Funny enough the cost of producing in such a way is so expensive the products are only sold in China to people …
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18/10: Free webinar on Autocad eco-material advisor
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-10-17 07:00:22 UTC
Eco Materials Adviser: Integrating Environmental Assessment and Eco Design into CAD Join Granta Design for this short web seminar, where they’ll demonstrate how eco design tools can help you make sustainable materials and process choices without driving …
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McKinsey global report 2011 on sustainability
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-10-12 10:54:43 UTC
McKinsey, since last year, holds a yearly survey on sustainability. The outcome this year: Fewer respondents report that their companies are leveraging the sustainability of existing products to find new growth or committing R&D resources to bring sustainable …
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Kopenhagen, November 3rd 2011; Free Seminar on Sustainable Materials in Product Design in
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-10-11 11:20:21 UTC
PROGRAM 12.30 – 13.00 Registration 13.00 – 13.10 Welcome Erik Haastrup Müller, Futation & DSM Board member and Maria Hørmann, Project Manager, Danish Design Centre 13.10 – 14.00 The creative and economic potential of materials that are often …
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Increasing efficiency in trucks
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-09-24 00:49:12 UTC
Engineers all over the country are developing more aerodynamic truck concepts. The trucking industry in the United States, burns up 39 billion gallons of diesel fuel each year. Today, heavy trucks average around 5.5 miles per gallon, whereas the 1982 average …
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Drip irrigation by Jain
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-08-28 07:31:18 UTC
Drip irrigation is today’s need because Water – nature’s gift to mankind is not unlimited and free forever. World water resources are fast diminishing. Not only in developing countries but also in California (USA), Spain and many other places. A detailed …
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Smarter cities
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-08-11 01:17:46 UTC
By combining all electronic data of water, transportation, energy consumption etcetera one can save energy in spots it is not needed at the moment, steer people away from potential flood area’s before the rain is falling. The idea is to share ideas and …
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Developments in Carbon footprinting of products
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-07-17 05:31:53 UTC
Many European countries have launched environmental information initiatives > In the UK, PAS 2050 was launched in 2008, to provide a method for assessing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions (carbon footprint) of goods and services. Tesco, the retailer …
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Paper recycling; in Italy
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-06-06 03:07:21 UTC
Comieco started in 1985 as an association of environment‐friendly paper mills and paper and board manufacturers; today it gathers over 3,500 italian companies. Thanks to the virtuous cycle established between the institutions, companies, and citizens …

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