09 May 2012
On May 2 the presidents of the province of Tyrol (Austria), and the autonomous provinces of Alto Adige-Sudtirol and Trentino (Italy) signed a protocol in which they agreed that green buildings is an issue of primary importance for future cross-border collaboration between these three provinces. The goal of the accord is to create a virtual meta-cluster in support of green building that will make this Euregio of the "Europe of Regions" the European reference point for the sector.
09 May 2012
Together with swisscleantech, the business association for sustainable and liberal market economy, FFGS is bringing the leading figures in the field of biomimicry to Switzerland.
04 May 2012
The weak US building market coupled with rising demand for LEED-certified professionals has spawned a social enterprise called BOULD which partners with Habitat for Humanity and similar companies to build affordable eco-sustainable housing. Scarce availability for projects to train on means architects, designers, and contractors can’t get the experience required for certification.
03 May 2012
According to a study published recently by the National Trust for Historic Buildings, retrofitting existing buildings is a winning proposition.
In an interview with the Seattle Times, Cascadia Green Building Council CEO Jason McLennan says that tearing down old buildings isn't necessarily the most sustainable option.
13 Apr 2012
A new video about Progetto Manifattura provides a brief audio-visual introduction to the green innovation factory: economic motives, architectural plans, and energy strategy.
12 Apr 2012
Green Drinks Rovereto to Progetto Manifattura on April 16 at 6 p.m. Join us to meet people interested in greening the economy.
05 Apr 2012
The Hub Rovereto will present a workshop on ecodesign Thursday 12 April 6-8 pm. The event - organized with the support of Progetto Manifattura - is being produced in collaboration with The Hub Madrid and The Hub Siracusa. The event will be broadcast in Web streaming in the Madrid and Syracuse locations.
20 Mar 2012
Bio Soil Expert, the company born from Premio D2T startup funding form Trentino Sviluppo, wins the “best Italian startup prize” in the agro-food section of AGRIstart Up, a competition promoted by Agriventure. Bio Soil Expert stood out over the 20 finalists and 100 projects that entered. The 30,000 Euro prize was presented by Intesa Sanpaolo general director Marco Morelli. Also present at the ceremony Mario Catania, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forests.
It was a great satisfaction for the three young entrepreneurs who started the company, which has developed a system for using plants and microorganisms to clean up contaminated soil, handle hydro-geological instability, and safeguard streams in agricultural areas. It’s a success that Bio Soil Expert will seek to capitalize on as it continues the process of incubation in Progetto Manifattura’s Green House.
08 Mar 2012
Three more companies joined Progetto Manifattura this March. Biosoil Expert, NeveXN e a Q-field are now open for business in the Green House incubation space. The new companies have the characteristics of business that can find a niche in the ecosustainable economy, with local impact and potential for international appeal.
Biosoil Expert, by Andrea Zerminiani, Paolo Campostrini and Alberto Ferrarese, intends to provide solutions that alleviate hydrogeological instability and soil pollution using biotechnologies applied to specific plants.
NeveXN, by Francesco Besana, Anna Vanzo and Fabiano Maturi, develops pumps for making snow at temperatures over 0°C, as well as desalination of water, cooling and refrigeration. The team plans to employ energy from biomass and thermal solar sources.
Q-Field, by Marco Malossini e Vincenzo Cribari, offers landscape architectural solutions using systems based on renewable energy sources.
06 Mar 2012
Casual conversation and a free drink to hear about the experiences of innovative companies doing great work on sustainability. It's a great way to get to know the people in the field. Green Drinks Rovereto will be held for the first time on March 12 at 6 p.m. at Progetto Manifattura.
The meeting will get started with a brief presentation by Giulio Bonazzi, CEO of Aquafil the winner of the first "FARE GREEN" award in 2010.
To find out more visit www.progettomanifattura.it/greendrinks.
The next dates are:
- 16 April – Francesco Zago, Direttore Cartiera Villa Lagarina – P-one
- 14 May – Stefano Wegher, CEO, Rotaliana
- 11 June – Lino Matteo Tosoni, Product Line Director, Far Systems, Gruppo Tosoni
- 9 July – Marco Merler CEO, Dolomiti Energia
Green Drinks is a worldwide organization that brings together people interested in environmental and ecosustainable ideas to share their experience and enthusiasm. Per information see www.greendrinks.org