Worlds first circular-economy business park mimics nature to achieve sustainability


The Triango sustainable business park in Paris, designed by RAU Architects, SeARCH, and karres + brands, embraces the idea of circular economy– its facilities are designed to behave dynamically throughout their period of use. The main idea behind the proposal, which has recently won the “Inventons la Metropole de Grand Paris” competition, is to build facilities and use materials that can be used over and over again in the future.

The new campus will include over 41 acres (167,000 square… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

2010 Entrepreneurial Business Award Winner

The EBAward was initiated by Louise Lambert, President of Junior Achievement, Ed Levental, General Manager of Valco Industries, and Pamela Schindler, Director of the Wittenberg Center for Applied Management in 1997. Together their common interest in education and business vitality led to the idea of showcasing local business success stories. The EBA recognizes and encourages the entrepreneurial spirit and practices of area companies by recognizing businesses that have implemented innovative ideas to better serve their customers, enhance the skills of their employees, improve their competitiveness or benefit the community. The EBAward has been a student-managed project in the Wittenberg Center for Applied Management (WittCAM) since its inception. Past winners include: Champion Company, Oxiem Marketing Technologies, Comfort Keepers, Safety Through Engineering, The Happy Soul, Young’s Diary, Freedom Feeds, Kapp Construction, Ohio Feedlot Inc, Rothschild Berry Farms, Rittal Corporation, and Acusource. The Champion Company is the winner of the 2010 Entrepreneurial Business Award. Champion was founded in 1878, and has been in business for 131 years. Headquartered in Springfield, and calling itself “Springfield’s best kept secret”, the champion Company is a funeral supply company that is truly innovative and setting the pace for the embalming industry. In April 2009, Champion released its 4th generation line of funeral products. The line, called ENIGMA, is the first and only

WinterWillow weaves last word in going green

A simple craft to occupy homeless people at a day centre has blossomed into a booming business. EMMA HIGGINBOTHAM visits WinterWillow, purveyors of eco-friendly coffins.
PLANNING what kind of coffin you want to be buried in probably isn’t terribly high on your ‘to do’ list, but there’s no getting away from it: we’ll all need one one Day[...]
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