Recent Case Studies

Winners of "Ageless Design" competition
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-04-18 18:41:37 UTC
Vincent Gerkens, Brussels, Belgium won the first price in the “ageless design” competition of The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). It is the second edition of a competition to design an innovative, sustainable and creative design product, …
"Made in China", Developing sustainable furniture
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-04-12 17:00:06 UTC
Furniture designer Maria Yee brings together China’s traditional craftmanship with her forward-looking commitment to green principles. Born in southern China, an architect as a father, and her subsequent work as a mechanical engineer in Beijing sparked …
c,mm,n open source community for sustainable personal mobility
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-04-11 07:30:21 UTC
The c,mm,nity is a growing community, with over 800 people involved at present and about 80 of those making active contributions. latest developments Right now, the c,mm,nity is hard at work on: roll-out strategy: "1 million electric cars in 2020 …
The real cost of an iPhone
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-04-05 12:54:08 UTC
Jen Rhee sent me an interesting infographic this week on the supply chain sustainability cost of an iPhone. It is applicable for nearly all products that are replaced within a 1-2 years and of which the production …
Webinar Unlock the Value of Product Sustainability in Manufacturing
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-04-03 06:38:17 UTC
And when you missed the webinar download the presentation here Don’t miss this Wednesday’s Webinar – Product Sustainability in …
Ergon Greenlab; redesign of bike grip and packaging
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-04-01 16:50:15 UTC
The packaging re-worked and re-invented packaging. This uses as little material as possible and much of the material used is recycled. The sustainability of the packaging was a key factor, and that the packaging can be recycled after use, and uses …
Increasing value per unit eco-cost
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-03-27 07:44:40 UTC
Cork stems from the bark of a cork oak. The main producer is Portugal, where cork oak forests play an important role in local eco-system. It is a natural, renewable material, where the tree stays intact when the cork is harvested. The cork is currently …
Benetti Stone Moss walls and Vegetable stones
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-03-20 12:22:50 UTC
In the last years, Benetti Stone Philosophy has carefully looked at our planet’s requests and needs, giving concrete answers: complete filtering and reuse of waste waters, complete absence of chemicals in products manufacturing and, not least, energetic …
Sustainable strategies; Beyond compliance leadership. The Muji story
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-03-18 14:27:01 UTC
Muji was started in 1980 in a Japan which was full of prosperity, booming markets for luxury goods, expensive cars etcetera. On the other hand at that time Japan stood for cheap stuff and fakes like the China of our days. Muji decided to go against …
Designing Europe's greenest TV
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-03-16 18:40:35 UTC
Winning the EISA green tv award The EISA judging panel noted: “In its quest for energy efficiency, the Philips 42PFL6805 reaches an all time low, consuming just 40 Watts in eco-mode. The set demonstrates a holistic approach to eco-design, evident …


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