For the thesis research to obtain my Master of Science in Urban Systems Engineering at Wageningen University, I choose to research future-proof New Sanitation.
In cooperation with Tauw I studied how a set of sustainability criteria, based on The Natural Step and Cradle to Cradle, could help determine which flexible waste water technologies are most sensible to implement right now in a rural and urban setting. The idea is that using a systems perspective to select the most sustainable and flexible waste water technologies currently available, will facilitate the transition to – still to be developed – fully sustainable waste water technology in the future.
From jeans made from recovered oceanic plastic to insect burgers, from solar foil in the window to the newest electric transport bicycles: PuurFair shows the latest trends on the field of sustainability. Test drive in an electric car, pimp your old furniture, build an insect hotel or design a vertical garden. Or just enjoy eating and shopping responsibly. For young and old!
Information is an important aspect: PuurFair visitors will discover a day-long, intensive programme of cooking demonstrations, workshops and talks. Both inside and outside Westergasfabriek Amsterdam. Outside you can build, eat, garden, play, bicycle and drive electrically.
This successful second edition was realized by Tjitske Ypma and Jan Paul Reij, with cooperation of Neighbourfood and Westergastfabriek. I functioned as strategic advisor this time.
Op zaterdag en zondag 30 en 31 mei 2015 vindt PuurFair plaats in de Expo Haarlemmermeer nabij Schiphol!
PuurFair is dé consumentenbeurs voor iedereen met actieve interesse in de nieuwste duurzame trends. Van voeding tot wonen, van kleding tot energie: alle thema’s komen aan bod. In de 6.000 m2 grote glazen hal bedekte met zonnepanelen en het 12.000 m2 grote groene buitenterrein is van alles te zien en te doen: lezingen, workshops, proeverijen.
Op uitnodiging van de biologische brancheorganisatie Bionext en beurshaleigenaar Libéma komt het succesvolle Belgische Biolicious naar Nederland. Ondersteund door verscheidende media, tal van partnerorganisaties en een snelgroeiende Facebookpagina wordt PuurFair een sfeervolle en bruisende beurs. Bedrijven kunnen reeds deelnemen aan de beurs vanaf een bedrag van slechts 300 euro én directe verkoop is mogelijk.
Neem contact met mij op als u meer wilt weten, ik ben zowel coördinator van het Lifestyle plein als strategisch adviseur van de initiatiefnemers.
The Circular Economy is a system that is restorative, by design and intention. Materials flows are of two types: biological nutrients, designed to re-enter the biosphere safely, and technical nutrients, which are designed to circulate at high quality without entering the biosphere.
As part of the strategy for Europe 2020, the European Commission has chosen
to move towards a resource efficient and circular economic system.
Circular business models allow industry to develop complete new products and
services that reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and improve customer
loyalty. Changing from ownership to performance-based payment models,
offer attractive value propositions. This makes it possible to maintain and
recover the value of products, components and materials at the highest
As one of the business and design consultant of Partners for Innovation me and my colleagues can help companies with:
· Strategy development of circular business models
· Developing new products and services, together with clients
· Technical and Economical feasibility
· Project management: stakeholder partnerships, financial support,
I have been working closely with the Klimaatverbond on several energy related projects. My main interest lies with realizing substantial more renewable energy, to ensure we can realize goals of the decentralized and national Dutch governments. Energy saving is another focus point, for which I performed market research and project management for several projects.
- Masterclasses energy transition for new aldermen
- Solar panels for citizens on water board terrain
- Zonatlas for several large Dutch municipalities
- Action Research Energy Neutral Schools
- Sustainable Light
- Houd de warmte binnen