Green building: Netherlands Institute of Ecology celebrates biodiversity

When it came time to build a new facility for the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, the leaders were adamant that it should support their mission of protecting the environment. Inspired by the sustainable, no waste Cradle-to-Cradle philosophy, the offices and laboratories are designed with simple materials that can be recycled or reused, a solar array […] Read more

#SMAf: Boerhof with inspiration, motivation and a touch of humour

The new innovative couch seat by IBP Interieurbouw is completely made out of cardboard – a pure material which provides a surprisingly good and comfortable seating posture. Born from the sustainable principle of using honest materials with minimal environmental impact. Maximally flexible in terms of dimensions and configuration so various spaces can be fitted out. […] Read more

Ahrend receives cradle-to-cradle company award

Ahrend received the cradle-to-cradle company award from Michael Braungart, one of the founders of the cradle-to-cradle concept. Ahrend’s commitment to integrate the cradle-to-cradle philosophy in the entire organisation was the main reason for being awarded. Read the article (in Dutch) here below or via the link. Ahrend is in Berlijn onderscheiden met de Cradle to cradle […] Read more

C2C at building level: C2€

Rino Groenenberg wrote an interesting article about research he did into how the cradle-to-cradle concept can be made financially viable at the building level. He arrived at a number of interesting conclusions and facts: The discussion about a sustainable building is limited to energy-efficiency only. And this is about 0.5% of the costs of an […] Read more

'I want candy' chair

When we caught a glimpse of Emiliano Godoy’s Snowjob Chair over at Designboom, we couldn’t help but be entranced by its spectacular sheen. A modern piece built with FSC certified wood with a vegetable based, biodegradable finish, each Snowjob has also been covered with a material called Ecoist – a cleverly made, green material formed […] Read more

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