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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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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A transformation to a climate adaptive and vibrant city center

Sep 2020

Action plan for a future-proof Roosendaal

During the spring of 2019, the municipality of Roosendaal in the Netherlands took the initiative to develop an "Action Plan to Future-proof…

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Establishing a sustainable timber industry in the Netherlands

Aug 2020

System Transition Wood Construction NL

This project recognizes and promotes a shift in the construction sector towards reigniting the popularity of wood in building construction.…

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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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Traveling festivals regenerate nature and communities

Nov 2019

Regen Festivals

Young and energetic people worldwide are tired of talking and want to get out and make a difference to help our planet - Regen Festival pro…

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Bridging the knowledge gap of Blue Green Infrastructure

Oct 2019

Roadmap to the BGI Manual

Blue Green Infrastructures (BGI) increase the resilience of urban and rural landscapes, integrating their core functions with natural featu…

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Medieval castle innovates a new future

Apr 2019

The future of Sterkenburg

Historic sites struggle to find business models that protect and optimize their cultural heritage in a rapidly changing world. The owners o…

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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…