Recent Case Studies

Harvesting water from the air
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-07-22 17:37:08 UTC
‘WarkaWater’ is a project conceived for the mountainous regions in Ethiopia, where women and children walk several hours to collect water. To ease this dramatic condition, the studio ‘Architecture and Vision’ is developing the project ‘WarkaWater’ which …
Symbiosis; one man's waste is the other one's resource
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-07-16 07:05:20 UTC
The UK government sponsors an organization that tries to find synergies among different industries. Looking for a market for waste products or by-product of the production of one company or an industry. Compared with carbon offsetting, currently around …
New material award: Deadline extended to July 6
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-06-27 07:20:08 UTC
The New Material Award believes in the innovative power of creativity within various design and art disciplines with regard to sustainability and the development and application of new materials. The prize has two distinctions: the New Material Award …
Reducing packaging by concentrating product
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-06-09 04:46:37 UTC
After Walmart introduced the Packaging scorecard, to get its suppliers to reduce the use of packaging material, several of its suppliers realized a fair amount of sustainable improvements. According to Walmart: All Small and Mighty: In 2005, Wal-Mart …
How to find sustainable architects for your own project
by: IMKT-Catherine Willis, 2014-05-27 13:01:25 UTC
The lone U.S. finalist in the World Architecture News competition to find the world’s most sustainable building emerged triumphant when the winner was recently named. The Bullitt Center in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood won the coveted title over five …
Material from the Free Granta webinar on 20th of May; Industry best practices: Applying data on the environmental and regulatory properties of materials
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-05-23 15:25:11 UTC
For those who missed the webinar; Granta sent me some information on Ecoinvent data in granta and the presentation material …
Circular Economy & Grassroots Innovation; Makers & Fixers. Free workshop on 3rd of June
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-05-13 12:09:44 UTC
Makers and Fixers: Circular Economy & Grassroots Innovation will explore the emergence of new decentralised, grassroots approaches to making and fixing products. New places are emerging to help individuals experiment, make and fix products. These include …
Using bio-based material or not? That's the question
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-05-05 07:23:39 UTC
The USDA, US Department of Agriculture, is pushing forward with its bio-based procurement program. But is bio-based preferable over a technological cycle? If you look at the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) data of Cotton, even organic grown cotton, you wonder. …
Droog offers Downloadable design
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-04-27 13:30:32 UTC
No longer from the furniture store, but with a download from a website, design goods take the form of a digital blueprint that the consumer takes to the local manufacturer for customizable on-demand production. Droog is working with a network of designers …
Light Bulb recycling machines gives out rewards
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-04-27 13:30:21 UTC
The United Nations is urging countries across the globe to phase-out old style incandescent light bulbs and switch to low-energy compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs to save billions of dollars in energy costs as well as help combat climate change. …


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