Examples of this pattern in action:
The key features of our Environmental Industrial Park that differentiates it from a typical industrial park are: - a recovery center built with energy efficient recycled content materials - a manufacturing center - a community center - a sales and marketing center - an environmental business center - a closed loop system with minimal effluent and emissions. - highly visible park
EIP's key features. -The anchor for this EIP will be a resource recovery facility encompassing reuse, recycling, remanufacturing, and composting. (We have five companies now looking to move and expand their operations.) -Our recruitment strategy will build from this base to include other companies including plants in the park's vicinity, whose participants and energy inputs or outputs will help build a web of by-product exchange. Other potential recruits will be in areas of new renewable materials and energy manufacturing. -The project will demonstrate the potential for reindustrialization based on emerging trends toward a resource efficient and renewable energy and materials economy. -Site selection and planning will emphasize ecological values in balance with economic issues. The site will be "landscaped" to reflect native ecosystem characteristics. -Design of the park infrastructure and buildings will emphasize energy efficiency, use of renewable energy and material, and pollution prevention.
Organizations whose work incorporate this pattern:
Carrier (Air Conditioners)
Graedel, T.E and B.R. Allenby. Industrial Ecology. Prentice Hall. Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 1995.
Hawken, Paul, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Little, Brown, and Company. Boston, MA. 1999.
Jackson, Tim, ed. Clean Production Strategies: Developing Preventive Environmental Management in the Industrial Economy. Lewis Publishers, Inc.. Boca Raton, FL. 1993.
McDonough, William and Michael Braungart. Atlantic Monthly. Boston, MA. 1998.
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