Ecoindustrial Park

An ecoindustrial park (EIP) is a cluster of businesses networking and cooperating with each other as well as with other stakeholders, such as the local community, in an attempt to efficiently share resources to reduce overall waste and pollution. The goal is to achieve sustainable development and improve environmental quality, while also increasing economic gains. Members work together in what is often a contiguous location where coinvestors seek superior environmental, economic, and social performance through symbiotic collaboration in resource management and the supply of ecoefficient services, such electricity, transportation, and waste removal. EIP designs usually include individually managed buildings as well as shared support facilities.

In Kalundborg, Denmark, a symbiosis network allows DONG Energy's Asnaes Power Plant to heat 3,500 local homes. Steam from the power ...

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