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Light-weight construction elements to increase resource efficiency in the construction sector

With the new concept of eco-manufacturing light-weight, insulated concrete panels, SoLEED has introduced a more sustainable construction process and material for the building and construction sector. The product of SoLEED Insulated Concrete Panels (ICP) do not only reduce energy costs, but also produces less waste, creates a better residential environment and has a very long life-cycle.

Sharing information amongst actors in the environmental sector to identify new business and export opportunities

Green Net in Finland is a network of 60 environmental actors including universities, cities, regional organisations and companies. The network member organisations specialise in various cleantech areas such as energy efficiency, environment and ICT. They benefit by sharing expertise and collectively applying for public and private funding for developing innovative cleantech applications.

Increased recycling and reuse of advertisement material

AdVinylize is an innovative upcycling business that repurposes vinyl used in advertising into various useful products such as shoulder bags, wallets and shopping totes etc. and thus reduces landfilling of vinyl used in the advertisement industry

Authoritative information about health, environmental and social performance of products and companies

GoodGuide focuses on rating everyday household products that consumers buy from offline or online retail outlets such as supermarkets or e-commerce sites. Core product categories include personal care products and household chemical and food products. GoodGuide has developed a simple 10 points rating system and a bar-code scanning iPhone app which enable consumers to receive simplified and easily accessible information on the products they are purchasing in terms of their environmental and social impacts.

Development of a software package that promises the optimisation of waste collection

Using ezWaste, coupled with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags and GPS (Global Positioning System) technology, municipalities and waste management companies can identify the most efficient waste collection routes, ensuring that waste is sorted in a more systematic way, allowing one to trace waste loads from when they are collected to when they are recycled or disposed of, and allows for better overall control of the waste disposal process. 

Contracting private Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) to undertake feasibility analyses and implement the necessary technologies to provide guaranteed energy savings for clients.

As an Energy Saving Partner of the Berlin Senate’s Administration for Urban Development and Environment (Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt), Energieagentur Berlin is responsible for providing guaranteed energy savings for a pool of buildings that the Senate governs (e.g., hospitals, day-care centres etc.). The Energieagentur Berlin receives a share of the saved energy, which it can use to refinance investments in energy saving technologies and measures it undertakes as part of the project.

Treatment for wastewater sludge through bio-based processes

66% of the world’s population's (4.5 billion) wastewater are being collected and treated. The growing environmental awareness brings governments to set ambitious goals towards 100% population connected to decent wastewater treatment. It is vital to find a solution for treating the huge amounts of sludge from wastewater, making it less harmful to human health, whilst reducing the process’s energy-intensity.  Applied CleanTech’s SRS system PREVENT sludge rather than treat it, while reducing electricity usage & energy consumption and producing the RecylloseTM (recycled cellulose) that have a commercial value in numerous industries.

A new textile production process for developing viscose

Using softwood in order to produce textiles is not a new technique, but producing it from an environmentally friendly process is. Domsjö Fabriker has developed a chlorine-free process for manufacturing viscose, which can be used in clothing as an alternative to oil-based fabrics, at a lower environmental impact.

Reduce energy consumption in homes

Relish has developed an education program to change the way of living for a whole new generation of energy users in United Kingdom. The aim of the program is to reduce energy consumption in homes, reducing energy bills and environmental impacts.

Making organic growers’ sustainability efforts visible to consumers through online tracking system

Eosta both manages and supplies sustainably grown organic food products in the Netherlands. Established 22 years ago, Eosta created an innovative marketing system to promote organic food markets in the country. The projects’ success is due to its sustainability flower model, designed to evaluate and communicate the achievements of organic growers.   

Creation of useful products from waste textile materials in collaboration with corporations and textile designers

Worn Again is a textile upcycling start-up, which works with corporations to develop innovative ways for recycling textile waste and creating new valuable products from the recycled material.

International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)

The mission of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is to promote and develop sustainable and professional waste management worldwide. By promoting the most appropriate technologies and practices available on the market, combining activitiesraising awareness and carrying out tailored training, the Association is promoting the sector of solid waste management. 

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC)

The Sustainability Consortium® (TSC®) seeks to improve consumer product sustainability by engaging various global participants to drive innovation in this field. By providing support, developing transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies, a new generation of products and supply networks shall be developed, in turn addressing environmental, social, and economic imperatives.[1]