Recent Case Studies

The Resurgence of Craftsmanship in Design and its impact on Sustainability
by: Luke Smith, 2014-09-22 10:08:39 UTC
The resurgence of craftsmanship in design, and its impact on sustainability In recent years the demand for mass-produced furniture reached its peak, providing consumers with cheap, uniform ideas for decorating and equipping their homes. While much …
Design, Sustainability, and Fresh Veggies in Shanghai
by: Philipp Fries, 2014-09-15 14:49:24 UTC
Organic farming isn’t easy in China, but Tony’s Farm is doing its best. Located in the Shanghai area, it delivers organic vegetables to its member’s doors every day. While there are many factors that determine what actions a business takes, at Tony’s …
Extending the life of your furnishings
by: Luke Smith, 2014-08-22 16:59:03 UTC
Extending the life of your furnishings It is a fact that if you take good care of your furnishings they will last much longer, saving you the time and expense of replacing them, not to mention the environmental benefits of avoiding sending a lot of …
Sustainable strategies; The eco-brand; Freitag
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-07-24 15:29:42 UTC
Back in 1993, graphic designer brothers Markus and Daniel Freitag were on the lookout for a messenger bag. Zurich citizens worthy of the name travel by bicycle – ‘velo,’ they call it. When it rains, they get wet. The FREITAG brothers wanted a heavy-duty …
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 …


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