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Sustainable Housing Reused Materials And Photo-voltaic Panels
There are various problems concerning housing construction in countries as Lebanon: problems of waste management and construction pressure, for example. A solution could be Lifehaus, a new housing prototype for homes that regain building techniques from the ancestor and that use natural and recycled materials to create home-free emissions. The designers are aiming for a sustainable and inexpensive alternative that helps alleviate the problem of access to housing in developing countries. Self-reliance and a low carbon footprint The idea for Lifehaus emerged from the hand of Lebanese architect Nizar Haddad and Australian journalist Nadine Mazloum. The concept revolves around affordability, self-reliance and a low carbon footprint. The design corresponds to a house of 160 square meters: this surface consists of a study with living room, mezzanine, terrace, greenhouse and a technical room. The first experimental test was held in Baskinta, Lebanon. The construction process Lifehaus: comfortable, made with natural materials and low cost. It all sounds like a dream, but how does the design of Lifehaus actually work? In this video you will get to know in depth the construction process and the characteristics of this house, which is offered in three categories: economic, standard and luxury. It combines comfort with the application of traditional methods of construction and the use of natural materials available in the environment, to which parts and recycled products are added. Reused materials and photovoltaic panels The construction is shaped by different types of material. In particular, a fundamental part is based on local materials of low energy consumption such as limestone, clay, hemp or rock. Also, materials like reused glass bottles, tires and aluminium cans are discussed. Because there is no availability of wood or bamboo in the area, cement is chosen for the roofs. The area around the house has been of great important in the design of Lifehaus. Created in a way that allows to retain heat and humidity, as well as to protect the interior of the external climatological conditions, this house is designed to operate outside the network and thus give a response to those who live in areas without access to electricity. Therefore, the design incorporates photovoltaic panels, as well as wind and hydraulic turbines to ensure the supply of the home. The scarcity of water has also been included in the design. The house is equipped with a system for collecting rainwater, in addition to using recycled water for irrigation. And this model also seeks to alleviate the lack of food that effects millions of people in the world, which is why these houses also include  a greenhouse and a hydroponic cultivation system. A low-cost option With Lifehaus, the creators want to facilitate access to housing by offering a low-cost option. Specifically, the price per square meter would be reduced by half compared to a house built by oneself. The reduced dependence on fuel and electricity would also mean significant savings for those who choose this type of house. https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/community/green-architecture
There are various problems concerning housing construction in countries as Lebanon: problems of waste management and construction pressure, for example. A solution could be Lifehaus, a new housing prototype for homes that regain building techniques from the ancestor and that use natural and recycled materials to create home-free emissions. The designers are aiming for a sustainable and inexpensive alternative that helps alleviate the problem of access to housing in developing countries. Self-reliance and a low carbon footprint The idea for Lifehaus emerged from the hand of Lebanese architect Nizar Haddad and Australian journalist Nadine Mazloum. The concept revolves around affordability, self-reliance and a low carbon footprint. The design corresponds to a house of 160 square meters: this surface consists of a study with living room, mezzanine, terrace, greenhouse and a technical room. The first experimental test was held in Baskinta, Lebanon. The construction process Lifehaus: comfortable, made with natural materials and low cost. It all sounds like a dream, but how does the design of Lifehaus actually work? In this video you will get to know in depth the construction process and the characteristics of this house, which is offered in three categories: economic, standard and luxury. It combines comfort with the application of traditional methods of construction and the use of natural materials available in the environment, to which parts and recycled products are added. Reused materials and photovoltaic panels The construction is shaped by different types of material. In particular, a fundamental part is based on local materials of low energy consumption such as limestone, clay, hemp or rock. Also, materials like reused glass bottles, tires and aluminium cans are discussed. Because there is no availability of wood or bamboo in the area, cement is chosen for the roofs. The area around the house has been of great important in the design of Lifehaus. Created in a way that allows to retain heat and humidity, as well as to protect the interior of the external climatological conditions, this house is designed to operate outside the network and thus give a response to those who live in areas without access to electricity. Therefore, the design incorporates photovoltaic panels, as well as wind and hydraulic turbines to ensure the supply of the home. The scarcity of water has also been included in the design. The house is equipped with a system for collecting rainwater, in addition to using recycled water for irrigation. And this model also seeks to alleviate the lack of food that effects millions of people in the world, which is why these houses also include  a greenhouse and a hydroponic cultivation system. A low-cost option With Lifehaus, the creators want to facilitate access to housing by offering a low-cost option. Specifically, the price per square meter would be reduced by half compared to a house built by oneself. The reduced dependence on fuel and electricity would also mean significant savings for those who choose this type of house. https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/community/green-architecture
Sustainable Housing Reused Materials And Photo-voltaic Panels
Sustainable Housing Reused Materials And Photo-voltaic Panels
A Geodesic Dome: Sustainable Arctic Circle Living In Style
The Arctic Circle is not exactly known for its pleasant living conditions. The temperatures are more often than not lingering around the freezing point. The winter is long and dark, while the summer is short and still rather cool. Only very few animal and plant species are able to survive in those harsh conditions, making it an even tougher place to live.   The Hjertefølger family took on the challenge of living in this place where the nearest neighbour might be dozens of miles away. Mom, dad, and four kids have spent the last three years in a hand-built cob house, protected by a huge, geodesic glass dome. Inside, the family can live comfortably during the year, while growing their own food as well. Sounds futuristic? Well, it sure it! Meet the Arctic Nature House of the Hjertefølgers The house of the Hjertefølgers is located in the north of Norway , on an island called Sandhornøya. A gorgeous, rough environment, for sure, that is shrouded in darkness for the majority in the year. This puts a great strain on any building. As such, the family came up with their treasured project, that took over two years to design and build.   The end result? The Naturhuset, or Nature House, is self-sustaining and powered by solar energy, consisting of three storeys and boasting five bedrooms. Along with this, a large irrigated outdoor garden was designed to guarantee a stable supply of food. These crops will be able to grow in the toughest of winters, as they are placed under a massive, 25-foot-high glass dome. Even fruits and vegetables that are not normally suited for the climate thrive in this environment. Green, eco-friendly and  sustainable architecture All aspects of this building have been designed in such a way that they are as eco-friendly and carbon neutral as possible. For instance, the family composts and re-uses water to water the plants. Additionally, the solar system on the roof ensure that, for those summer months in which the sun is actually out and shining, it fully operates on renewable energy sources.   Mother Ingrid has been a driving force behind this new family home. She calls herself a permaculturalist, vegan and yoga practitioner and prides herself on a carbon-neutral lifestyle - that she is happy to pass on to her children. And although most would not consider the Arctic Circle to be the best place to raise a family, she is happy they did: “ The house works as we intended and planned. We love the house; it has a soul of its own and it feels very personal. What surprises us is the fact that we built ourselves anew as we built the house. The process changed us, shaped us .” Further technical details Ingrid is not exactly exaggerating when she claims that she and her family built the house from scratch. It truly is a labour of love, built out of cob. This mixture of earth, straw and sand is an ancient-old, natural material; that is allegedly able to withstand fire and earthquakes - all while being cheap and energy-efficient.   As for the dome, this has been constructed using 360 panels of 6-millimeter thick glass. At this thickness, it is capable of withstanding the heavy winds and snowfall that the area is infamous for. These glass panels are placed in a recycled aluminium frame, chosen for its lifespan of over 100 years, its low maintenance costs and its structural integrity. To top it off, the solar system covering the dome generates sufficient renewable energy to meet the house’s needs. Why the dome-home is such a great idea Normally, people would be discouraged from taking on the challenge of building a house on or near the Arctic Circle. Not only is the delivery of building materials an absolute headache, the energy needs of such a process are substantial. Yet the movement where people opt for homes under a dome is commendable and promising. The greenhouse-dome will mitigate the worst of temperatures and keep heating costs down, a notorious pitfall for Arctic houses. At the same time, it allows households to grow their own produce, using the excess heat stored in the dome. Homegrown, local products are always preferable to imported fruits and vegetables - another promising movement to drive down energy costs.   And if this does not ring true - then consider the great pictures you can share on your Instagram account. Just ask Ingrid (@im_hjerte). https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/community/green-architecture
The Arctic Circle is not exactly known for its pleasant living conditions. The temperatures are more often than not lingering around the freezing point. The winter is long and dark, while the summer is short and still rather cool. Only very few animal and plant species are able to survive in those harsh conditions, making it an even tougher place to live.   The Hjertefølger family took on the challenge of living in this place where the nearest neighbour might be dozens of miles away. Mom, dad, and four kids have spent the last three years in a hand-built cob house, protected by a huge, geodesic glass dome. Inside, the family can live comfortably during the year, while growing their own food as well. Sounds futuristic? Well, it sure it! Meet the Arctic Nature House of the Hjertefølgers The house of the Hjertefølgers is located in the north of Norway , on an island called Sandhornøya. A gorgeous, rough environment, for sure, that is shrouded in darkness for the majority in the year. This puts a great strain on any building. As such, the family came up with their treasured project, that took over two years to design and build.   The end result? The Naturhuset, or Nature House, is self-sustaining and powered by solar energy, consisting of three storeys and boasting five bedrooms. Along with this, a large irrigated outdoor garden was designed to guarantee a stable supply of food. These crops will be able to grow in the toughest of winters, as they are placed under a massive, 25-foot-high glass dome. Even fruits and vegetables that are not normally suited for the climate thrive in this environment. Green, eco-friendly and  sustainable architecture All aspects of this building have been designed in such a way that they are as eco-friendly and carbon neutral as possible. For instance, the family composts and re-uses water to water the plants. Additionally, the solar system on the roof ensure that, for those summer months in which the sun is actually out and shining, it fully operates on renewable energy sources.   Mother Ingrid has been a driving force behind this new family home. She calls herself a permaculturalist, vegan and yoga practitioner and prides herself on a carbon-neutral lifestyle - that she is happy to pass on to her children. And although most would not consider the Arctic Circle to be the best place to raise a family, she is happy they did: “ The house works as we intended and planned. We love the house; it has a soul of its own and it feels very personal. What surprises us is the fact that we built ourselves anew as we built the house. The process changed us, shaped us .” Further technical details Ingrid is not exactly exaggerating when she claims that she and her family built the house from scratch. It truly is a labour of love, built out of cob. This mixture of earth, straw and sand is an ancient-old, natural material; that is allegedly able to withstand fire and earthquakes - all while being cheap and energy-efficient.   As for the dome, this has been constructed using 360 panels of 6-millimeter thick glass. At this thickness, it is capable of withstanding the heavy winds and snowfall that the area is infamous for. These glass panels are placed in a recycled aluminium frame, chosen for its lifespan of over 100 years, its low maintenance costs and its structural integrity. To top it off, the solar system covering the dome generates sufficient renewable energy to meet the house’s needs. Why the dome-home is such a great idea Normally, people would be discouraged from taking on the challenge of building a house on or near the Arctic Circle. Not only is the delivery of building materials an absolute headache, the energy needs of such a process are substantial. Yet the movement where people opt for homes under a dome is commendable and promising. The greenhouse-dome will mitigate the worst of temperatures and keep heating costs down, a notorious pitfall for Arctic houses. At the same time, it allows households to grow their own produce, using the excess heat stored in the dome. Homegrown, local products are always preferable to imported fruits and vegetables - another promising movement to drive down energy costs.   And if this does not ring true - then consider the great pictures you can share on your Instagram account. Just ask Ingrid (@im_hjerte). https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/community/green-architecture
A Geodesic Dome: Sustainable Arctic Circle Living In Style
A Geodesic Dome: Sustainable Arctic Circle Living In Style
Sustainable Way To The Top: Refuge Du Gouter France
Only a small number of us will ever be able to experience it: the last stop before the final climb to the top of the Mont Blanc. This stop on the main route was notorious for its lousy accommodation: a bland, uncomfortable building built in the sixties, that was not only painfully outdated but also an environmental hazard. Those visiting for an overnight stay would do well to prepare themselves for recurring problems with hygiene - the two outside toilets are not only inconvenient, they also heavily pollute the surrounding area through its direct emptying of waste on the mountainside - and freezing nightly temperatures, even inside.   Not exactly a great preparation for one of the biggest climbs in some climbers’ lives, yet it certainly adds a certain something to the charm and roughness associated with mountaineering. Right? Well, that logic might have been sound until recently, when it was high time to upgrade the lodging. A new, sustainable mountain hut This was done in the form of the Refuge du Goûter, a new and ecological hut. The remarkable structure, resembling some kind of futuristic egg, has four stories and an all-wooden structure that has been clad using stainless steel. It partly overhangs the cliff below, guaranteeing breathtaking views and enhancing its ‘curb appeal’. And appeal it certainly has. Not only from an architectural point of view (the Swiss designer Hervé Dessimoz spent five years merely designing the building), but also from an ecological point of view. The building is self-sufficient in its demand for energy and water, boasting a solar thermal system and self-sufficient water supply.   Plenty of ecological features This sophisticated system for water reclamation provides a supply of water for cooking and washing. It makes good use of the egg shape of the building: because of the wind, constant turbulence lets the snow slide across its outer skin, after which it accumulates in a grid of some 60 square meters. Within this grid, heat generated by solar panels melts this snow, after which it is collected in huge tanks. Due to the size of these tanks, the building can operate for 16 days without snow.   These solar panels also generate heat and electricity for the building, providing in nearly all of its heating and power needs - only the kitchen still makes use of gas. When there is no sunlight, a backup generator that runs on rapeseed oil will produce electricity.   Sewage farm and isolation Another huge plus: human waste will no longer be dumped on the mountainside. Instead, the six environmentally friendly toilets within the hut are built to be ecological and clean. The amount of water that they use is minimised through the implementation of a vacuum-suction system that most of us will know from aircrafts. Upon flushing, the human waste will be collected in a tiny sewage farm that processes it into some kind of highly compacted sludge that can, if required, be heliported down to the valley and be disposed properly. No longer will eager mountaineers have to suffer from the cold: the new location is equipped with triple glazing and dual-flow ventilation, as well as insulation provided by wood-fibre panels. All of this ensures an indoor temperature that ranges between 18 degrees Celsius and 22 degrees Celsius.   Construction in pieces The entire structure was put together in pieces: pre-assembled parts were taken in by helicopter and mounted securely using a specific resin adhesive. This drastically reduced the number of nuts and bolts that would be required. It took three years to complete construction, with work only possible in the warmer months of the years - and frequently interrupted by severe weather events.   Despite the difficulties, the project supervisor Thomas Büchi and architect Dessimoz never wavered in their dedication to the project: “ What we're saying is that, if it's possible to build a self-sufficient, eco-friendly building at 3,835 metres, there's no excuse for not doing it at sea level .” And right they are! The need for an ecologically sustainable building at this altitude and in this spot might have been doubted by some, yet it only seems to highlight the possibilities and the ease with which it can be executed, if only those in charge are dedicated to doing ‘the right thing’.   Countering the effects of global warming Even in this small Mont Blanc community, the effects of global warming and other strains that have been put on the natural  environment are starting to show. The number of serious accidents amongst climbers on the Mont Blanc has increased significantly in recent years, most of which resulting from falling rocks. In the past, snow and ice would keep them in place, yet due to warmer temperatures, they are loose and subject to sliding at any time. Last summer alone, more than 1,000 climbers experienced falling rocks on their ascent. With the ever-increasing number of people gearing up to conquer Europe’s highest mountain, it only seems to underline the importance of providing ecological and sustainable accommodation and facilities: to preserve this miracle of Mother Nature for many generations to come. https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/community/green-architecture
Only a small number of us will ever be able to experience it: the last stop before the final climb to the top of the Mont Blanc. This stop on the main route was notorious for its lousy accommodation: a bland, uncomfortable building built in the sixties, that was not only painfully outdated but also an environmental hazard. Those visiting for an overnight stay would do well to prepare themselves for recurring problems with hygiene - the two outside toilets are not only inconvenient, they also heavily pollute the surrounding area through its direct emptying of waste on the mountainside - and freezing nightly temperatures, even inside.   Not exactly a great preparation for one of the biggest climbs in some climbers’ lives, yet it certainly adds a certain something to the charm and roughness associated with mountaineering. Right? Well, that logic might have been sound until recently, when it was high time to upgrade the lodging. A new, sustainable mountain hut This was done in the form of the Refuge du Goûter, a new and ecological hut. The remarkable structure, resembling some kind of futuristic egg, has four stories and an all-wooden structure that has been clad using stainless steel. It partly overhangs the cliff below, guaranteeing breathtaking views and enhancing its ‘curb appeal’. And appeal it certainly has. Not only from an architectural point of view (the Swiss designer Hervé Dessimoz spent five years merely designing the building), but also from an ecological point of view. The building is self-sufficient in its demand for energy and water, boasting a solar thermal system and self-sufficient water supply.   Plenty of ecological features This sophisticated system for water reclamation provides a supply of water for cooking and washing. It makes good use of the egg shape of the building: because of the wind, constant turbulence lets the snow slide across its outer skin, after which it accumulates in a grid of some 60 square meters. Within this grid, heat generated by solar panels melts this snow, after which it is collected in huge tanks. Due to the size of these tanks, the building can operate for 16 days without snow.   These solar panels also generate heat and electricity for the building, providing in nearly all of its heating and power needs - only the kitchen still makes use of gas. When there is no sunlight, a backup generator that runs on rapeseed oil will produce electricity.   Sewage farm and isolation Another huge plus: human waste will no longer be dumped on the mountainside. Instead, the six environmentally friendly toilets within the hut are built to be ecological and clean. The amount of water that they use is minimised through the implementation of a vacuum-suction system that most of us will know from aircrafts. Upon flushing, the human waste will be collected in a tiny sewage farm that processes it into some kind of highly compacted sludge that can, if required, be heliported down to the valley and be disposed properly. No longer will eager mountaineers have to suffer from the cold: the new location is equipped with triple glazing and dual-flow ventilation, as well as insulation provided by wood-fibre panels. All of this ensures an indoor temperature that ranges between 18 degrees Celsius and 22 degrees Celsius.   Construction in pieces The entire structure was put together in pieces: pre-assembled parts were taken in by helicopter and mounted securely using a specific resin adhesive. This drastically reduced the number of nuts and bolts that would be required. It took three years to complete construction, with work only possible in the warmer months of the years - and frequently interrupted by severe weather events.   Despite the difficulties, the project supervisor Thomas Büchi and architect Dessimoz never wavered in their dedication to the project: “ What we're saying is that, if it's possible to build a self-sufficient, eco-friendly building at 3,835 metres, there's no excuse for not doing it at sea level .” And right they are! The need for an ecologically sustainable building at this altitude and in this spot might have been doubted by some, yet it only seems to highlight the possibilities and the ease with which it can be executed, if only those in charge are dedicated to doing ‘the right thing’.   Countering the effects of global warming Even in this small Mont Blanc community, the effects of global warming and other strains that have been put on the natural  environment are starting to show. The number of serious accidents amongst climbers on the Mont Blanc has increased significantly in recent years, most of which resulting from falling rocks. In the past, snow and ice would keep them in place, yet due to warmer temperatures, they are loose and subject to sliding at any time. Last summer alone, more than 1,000 climbers experienced falling rocks on their ascent. With the ever-increasing number of people gearing up to conquer Europe’s highest mountain, it only seems to underline the importance of providing ecological and sustainable accommodation and facilities: to preserve this miracle of Mother Nature for many generations to come. https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/community/green-architecture
Sustainable Way To The Top: Refuge Du Gouter France
Sustainable Way To The Top: Refuge Du Gouter France
Solar Cells Providing Energy, Water And Food: A Sky Shelter
Three Polish designers have come up with a mobile skyscraper the 'Sky Shelter' that is easy to transport, takes up little space and is sustainable. With this they won the annual design competition of the magazine eVolo earlier this year.  eVolo is an architectural and design magazine that awards a prize every year for a new idea that has to do with vertical architecture. Mobile skyscraper as a sustainable solution in disaster areas: The Skyshelter.zip The mobile skyscraper, the Skyshelter.zip, is a multifunctional shelter that provides food, energy and water in, for example, disaster areas. The Skyshelter.zip is very easy to move with helicopters because of the foldable structure and the minimum weight. Because no more trucks are needed for this, it is simpler, faster and better for the environment. The system works as follows: the base supports are anchored in the ground and then the skyscraper unfolds thanks to the large helium balloon that is placed in the package. The helium balloon can pull up the entire structure and hold it standing. Furthermore, structural steel wires are behind the canvas of the skyscraper, which makes it resistant to gusts of wind. Sustainable  elements For the Skyshelter.zip, Nano material is used on the basis of durable ETFE film. In this material, the designers want to create a network of small separate  solar cells. These are then not fixed on a large plate so that the fabric remains flexible. With the solar cells, the building is able to produce clean energy when needed in case of emergency. In addition, the top of the balloon is shaped so that rainwater can flow through the hollow center of the skyscraper. Here the water is cleaned with special filters and then collected for further use. By: Britt van den Elshout https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/community/smart-cities
Three Polish designers have come up with a mobile skyscraper the 'Sky Shelter' that is easy to transport, takes up little space and is sustainable. With this they won the annual design competition of the magazine eVolo earlier this year.  eVolo is an architectural and design magazine that awards a prize every year for a new idea that has to do with vertical architecture. Mobile skyscraper as a sustainable solution in disaster areas: The Skyshelter.zip The mobile skyscraper, the Skyshelter.zip, is a multifunctional shelter that provides food, energy and water in, for example, disaster areas. The Skyshelter.zip is very easy to move with helicopters because of the foldable structure and the minimum weight. Because no more trucks are needed for this, it is simpler, faster and better for the environment. The system works as follows: the base supports are anchored in the ground and then the skyscraper unfolds thanks to the large helium balloon that is placed in the package. The helium balloon can pull up the entire structure and hold it standing. Furthermore, structural steel wires are behind the canvas of the skyscraper, which makes it resistant to gusts of wind. Sustainable  elements For the Skyshelter.zip, Nano material is used on the basis of durable ETFE film. In this material, the designers want to create a network of small separate  solar cells. These are then not fixed on a large plate so that the fabric remains flexible. With the solar cells, the building is able to produce clean energy when needed in case of emergency. In addition, the top of the balloon is shaped so that rainwater can flow through the hollow center of the skyscraper. Here the water is cleaned with special filters and then collected for further use. By: Britt van den Elshout https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/community/smart-cities
Solar Cells Providing Energy, Water And Food: A Sky Shelter
Solar Cells Providing Energy, Water And Food: A Sky Shelter
Sustainable Chocolate Factory Chocolatemakers: The Netherlands
Chocolate producer ‘Chocolatemakers’ is building a very sustainable chocolate factory in the port of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) that will be completely self-sufficient in the field of energy. The factory is also being opened to visitors. The roof of the factory is made entirely of transparent  solar panels that produce enough energy for the entire factory. In addition, as much as possible is built with circular building material. When the factory is built, Chocolatemakers will focus on the sustainable burning of beans. The most sustainable chocolate factory in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) The ship Tres Hombres transports the cocoa beans in a  sustainable manner At the location, a mooring place for the sailing ship Tres Hombres had to be taken into account. Once a year the sailing ship travels across the Atlantic to transport cocoa beans to the Netherlands in a sustainable manner. In this way Chocolatemakers wants to draw attention to sustainable transport. Sustainable chocolate producer The owners of 'Chocolademakers'; Rodney en Enver. Chocolate makers is the only chocolate producer in the Netherlands that owns all the links in the chain itself. In this way, the company wants to produce chocolate as sustainably as possible. Since 2011 Chocolatemakers wants to show people that the entire cocoa chain can be transparent, honest and sustainable. With the arrival of the new visitable chocolate factory, that is now finally possible. The opening of the chocolate factory is planned for March 2019.ut Chocolate producer Barry Callebaut sets itself the goal to only buy sustainable chocolate in 2025. That is what Barry Callebaut is making known in its new sustainability strategy Forever Chocolate. In this, the company sets itself the goal of moving sustainable chocolate from a niche to the norm in less than ten years. 100 percent sustainable chocolate "We have been at the forefront of sustainability in cocoa and chocolate for years, and we have made great progress," says Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of Barry Callebaut. "But despite all our efforts, only 23 percent of the cocoa beans that we purchase come from sustainability programs. We are determined to change this and buy 100 percent of our chocolate and sustainable ingredients in 2020. " In addition to purchasing 100 percent sustainable chocolate and ingredients, Barry Callebaut has also set the following goals for 2025: - Abolishing child labor from the supply chain - Taking more than 500,000 cocoa farmers out of poverty - CO2 and forest positive. Sustainable production According to De Saint-Affrique, it is impossible to achieve these objectives alone. That is why the company has plans for a movement with governments, NGOs, consumers and our customers. "'Forever Chocolate' is an open invitation to work with us to develop structural solutions for the sustainability challenges in the chocolate production chain," says the CEO. The chocolate producer works through various initiatives to make the supply chain of chocolate sustainable, both ecologically and socially. For example, Barry Callebaut has set up various programs that support farmers and their families in cocoa communities. Collaboration with The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) In addition, the company recently started a collaboration with The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH). As part of this collaboration, Barry Callebaut is testing a sustainable cocoa system in Ivory Coast. The system must balance between profitable cocoa production and forest conservation by supporting farmers in increasing their productivity and improving agroforestry while making the local population aware of forest protection. Traceable cocoa The company has also recently collaborated with the Dutch chocolate product Tony's Chocolonely. For example, Barry Callebaut installed a new cocoa butter tank to process for Tony's Chocolonely cocoa butter of traceable cocoa beans. By: Britt van den Elshout and Chris Thijssen https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/community/lifestyle
Chocolate producer ‘Chocolatemakers’ is building a very sustainable chocolate factory in the port of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) that will be completely self-sufficient in the field of energy. The factory is also being opened to visitors. The roof of the factory is made entirely of transparent  solar panels that produce enough energy for the entire factory. In addition, as much as possible is built with circular building material. When the factory is built, Chocolatemakers will focus on the sustainable burning of beans. The most sustainable chocolate factory in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) The ship Tres Hombres transports the cocoa beans in a  sustainable manner At the location, a mooring place for the sailing ship Tres Hombres had to be taken into account. Once a year the sailing ship travels across the Atlantic to transport cocoa beans to the Netherlands in a sustainable manner. In this way Chocolatemakers wants to draw attention to sustainable transport. Sustainable chocolate producer The owners of 'Chocolademakers'; Rodney en Enver. Chocolate makers is the only chocolate producer in the Netherlands that owns all the links in the chain itself. In this way, the company wants to produce chocolate as sustainably as possible. Since 2011 Chocolatemakers wants to show people that the entire cocoa chain can be transparent, honest and sustainable. With the arrival of the new visitable chocolate factory, that is now finally possible. The opening of the chocolate factory is planned for March 2019.ut Chocolate producer Barry Callebaut sets itself the goal to only buy sustainable chocolate in 2025. That is what Barry Callebaut is making known in its new sustainability strategy Forever Chocolate. In this, the company sets itself the goal of moving sustainable chocolate from a niche to the norm in less than ten years. 100 percent sustainable chocolate "We have been at the forefront of sustainability in cocoa and chocolate for years, and we have made great progress," says Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of Barry Callebaut. "But despite all our efforts, only 23 percent of the cocoa beans that we purchase come from sustainability programs. We are determined to change this and buy 100 percent of our chocolate and sustainable ingredients in 2020. " In addition to purchasing 100 percent sustainable chocolate and ingredients, Barry Callebaut has also set the following goals for 2025: - Abolishing child labor from the supply chain - Taking more than 500,000 cocoa farmers out of poverty - CO2 and forest positive. Sustainable production According to De Saint-Affrique, it is impossible to achieve these objectives alone. That is why the company has plans for a movement with governments, NGOs, consumers and our customers. "'Forever Chocolate' is an open invitation to work with us to develop structural solutions for the sustainability challenges in the chocolate production chain," says the CEO. The chocolate producer works through various initiatives to make the supply chain of chocolate sustainable, both ecologically and socially. For example, Barry Callebaut has set up various programs that support farmers and their families in cocoa communities. Collaboration with The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) In addition, the company recently started a collaboration with The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH). As part of this collaboration, Barry Callebaut is testing a sustainable cocoa system in Ivory Coast. The system must balance between profitable cocoa production and forest conservation by supporting farmers in increasing their productivity and improving agroforestry while making the local population aware of forest protection. Traceable cocoa The company has also recently collaborated with the Dutch chocolate product Tony's Chocolonely. For example, Barry Callebaut installed a new cocoa butter tank to process for Tony's Chocolonely cocoa butter of traceable cocoa beans. By: Britt van den Elshout and Chris Thijssen https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/community/lifestyle
Sustainable Chocolate Factory Chocolatemakers: The Netherlands
Sustainable Chocolate Factory Chocolatemakers: The Netherlands
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A community is you and me. A network of social, economic, ecological and many other relationships. We all work together and live in urban, suburban and rural areas. Social sustainability is becoming increasingly important on our small planet. We define: support, quality of life, development, adaptation, rights and labour.

We belong to a group of individuals - our society - in which we belong geographically. Certain environmental issues play an important role in our society. Here, sustainable solutions are sought, developed and implemented. This may differ from societies in other countries, but because of our global environmental issues and dependence, we must learn to work more together so that we can all benefit from sharing sustainable knowledge to tackle, for example, climate change.

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