Recent Case Studies

Using instead of consuming; Turntoo
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-06-26 13:11:11 UTC
Thomas Rau, founding father of Turntoo, is committed to turn the world from consuming products to using product service offerings. It is the only real way to deal with scarcity of resources. He sees the world ripe to make the step from owning a product …
Windworks to produce furniture
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-06-18 18:46:38 UTC
Windworks can be seen as an urban factory, using wind as its main source of energy. According to Merel Karhof there is an important element missing in the discussion around free sources of energy as she explains the idea behind her project as follows: ‘’Everyone …
Last webinar of the serie 13th of June: Light color and intensity influences wellbeing
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-06-11 19:36:20 UTC
I thought there are only cones and rods in the eye to make us see but we also have something called a “third” class of ocular photoreceptors, photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (pRGC), different from the rods and cones within the eye. Based on light …
Business model: Profit for a Purpose
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-06-09 15:42:45 UTC
Vestergaard Frandsen, established in 1957, is a Europe-based international company specialising in complex emergency response and disease control products. It is guided by a unique Humanitarian Entrepreneurship business model, whose "profit for a purpose …
3D printed canal house open end of 2013
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-05-17 08:53:01 UTC
DUS architects got the go-ahead for the construction of the world’s first printed Amsterdam canal house. The project will be built, layer by layer, in the expanding Amsterdam Noord area, and should be open before the end of the year as a center to show …
Super greenies; eco as a lifestyle
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-05-16 21:17:33 UTC
While everyone seems to be on the green bandwagon in one way or another, there is a subset of the environmentally friendly who are setting the landscape for the entire movement. According to Scarborough, five percent of the adult population are “Super …
Passive solar home design
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-05-07 17:14:00 UTC
Five Elements of Passive Solar Home Design The following five elements constitute a complete passive solar home design. Each performs a separate function, but all five must work together for the design to be successful. Aperture (Collector …
Thursday, April 25, free webinar on integrating sustainability in your design
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-04-23 06:40:14 UTC
Sign up to this free webinar by Granta and hear about the considerations, challenges and solutions of leading engineering organizations as they integrate environmental considerations into the …
Recycling of plastics; in every mix
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-04-22 08:44:09 UTC
Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled — compared to almost 90% of metals — because of the massively complicated problem of finding and sorting the different kinds. This is because their properties are very different; density, electric and magnetic …
Re-using products
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-04-15 18:51:53 UTC
Tejo Remy designed a series of three products made of materials and products he came across in his live. It exists of a chest of drawers made of old and used drawers, a chair made of rags, which can even be made on order of you own rags so that it adds …


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