Projects

For over 20 years our work has contributed to groundbreaking advancements in sustainability for buildings and cities, industry and agriculture, business strategy, policy, and tools to develop innovative management and process design.

As a social enterprise, we invest all profits in funding the development of projects that showcase innovations that continue to redefine the future of sustainable development. Such self-funded projects include Polydome, UCo, and the self-sufficient Orchid City framework.

On this page, you'll find project highlights and an archive of detailed documentation going back to our founding in 1999.

Highlights

Recent Projects

Project Archive

TIMELINE
1999 2010 2022
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Europe’s most ambitious and sustainable industrial agro-park

Dec 2021

Estonian Industrial Symbiosis Agro-Park (EISAP)

EISAP promises to be home to Europe's most innovative, circular, and sustainable agro-park. The concept centers around a 1500 ha regenerati…

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The world's first blueprint for a fully self-sustainable city

Jul 2021

Orchid City

Orchid City is the world's first future-proof and fully self-sustainable city, using proven practices to build communities for up to 50,000…

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Utilizing systemic investment for more impactful grantmaking

Nov 2020

IKEA Foundation's Agricultural Livelihoods Strategy

The IKEA Foundation's Agricultural Livelihoods Team works on new strategies to utilize the foundation's grants to boost the livelihoods of …

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Expanding Herenboeren internationally towards 80 farms

Jul 2020

Herenboeren International

Herenboeren farms (Gentry Farmers) are based on a revolutionary community-owned and managed sustainable farming model. Developed in the Net…

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Sustainable food production in arid regions

Jan 2020

Serenity Farms

Serenity Farms is the world's largest and fully self-sufficient greenhouse facility, providing profitable food production and sustaining co…

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Creating food in the Egyptian Desert

Feb 2019

Integrated Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Egypt

The Integrated Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (ISAI) responds to Egypt's pressing need for ecosystem restoration and enhancing sustaina…

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Self-sustaining tourism community in Estonia

Jul 2016

Arkna Eco-Park Masterplan

Arkna Eco-Park is a redeveloped 671 Ha site dating back to 1527 and is now a high-quality tourist destination in Rakvere, Estonia. Except h…

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Launch of Detroit Urban Regen

Dec 2015

Trade mission Detroit

In cooperation with the Dutch Foreign Office, we organized the trade mission to Detroit of May 2015 for over 25 organizations. The program …

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Feasibility Study and Business Plan

Nov 2015

Polydome Arkna

Will Estonia be the first proud owner of a Polydome sustainable agriculture system in the world? During the second half of 2015 we researc…