Knowledge base

Since 2010, we have been involved in several projects inspired by the principles of Cradle to Cradle, the circular economy and/or the importance of health in buildings.

Together with many (international) partners, we have collaborated in research and projects in the built environment. Many interesting sources have been developed during these projects both by collaborating partners and ourselves. In addition, there are also several interesting sources from external parties that we have used as a foundation to enrich our knowledge, all of which we are happy to share with everyone via this page.

Below you will find all the knowledge available in English, via the flags at the top right you can navigate to the Dutch and German knowledge.

When multiple languages are available, it is possible to go to the appropriate language of this article via the flags (top right).

This knowledge base has its origins in the C2C Center.

Building with a Positive Footprint

Book | Vincent van der Meulen | Dutch, English | 04-11-2022

Is the world better off with your building? In 99.9% of cases the answer is ‘No’. Almost every building pollutes the air, water, soil and damages biodiversity. What if we turned that around and focused on making a positive contribution? If buildings purify the air, water and soil, create biodiversity and generate more energy than […]

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HBN Webinar: Thermal comfort part 2 Peter Küsters – Greenpass

Video | Healthy Building Network | English | 23-04-2021

Webinar: The influence of thermical comfort in a healthy building PART 2 The importance of the right temperature in a healthy building Thermal comfort is one of the factors (alongside light, sound, indoor air quality and look and feel) that influence indoor environment of a building. This factor is not only incredibly important for making […]

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HBN Webinar: Thermal comfort part 1 Prof. Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt – University of Maastricht

Video | Healthy Building Network | English | 23-04-2021

Webinar: The influence of thermical comfort in a healthy building PART 1 The importance of the right temperature in a healthy building Thermal comfort is one of the factors (alongside light, sound, indoor air quality and look and feel) that influence indoor environment of a building. This factor is not only incredibly important for making […]

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Moving to productivity: The benefits of healthy buildings

Document | Juan Palacios,Piet Eichholtz,Nils Kok | English | 06-08-2020

A very interesting paper of the University of Maastricht (a partner of the Healthy Building Network and Healthy Building Movement) Abstract Health is a critical factor for the generation of value by workers. Companies bear substantial costs associated with absenteeism and presenteeism among their employees. This study investigates the impact of the environmental conditions in […]

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Guideline for Building Services Design inspired by Cradle to Cradle Concept

Book | Arup Deutschland GmbH | English | 01-04-2019

As outlined in Ove Arup’s key speech from 1970, our firm is striving for a positive impact on society at large in all its work; this is reflected in a constantly growing number of sustainable and community-focussed projects that the firm and its engineers delivered over the decades. The Cradle to Cradle® framework resounds with […]

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Creating buildings with positive impacts

Book | Douglas Mulhall, Michael Braungart, Katja Hansen | English | 28-02-2019

Creating Buildings with Positive Impacts is designed to do what its title says. It is a guide for every property owner, investor, developer, builder, or planner to create a beneficial footprint in the Circular Economy. The guide includes a practical method for setting objectives and gaining economic benefits from the results, with examples at every […]

One Minute To Feel The Change with William McDonough

Video | William McDonough | English | 31-07-2017

For William McDonough, co-author of Cradle to Cradle – “Everything is a resource for something else across time”. Watch the video to learn more about the Cradle-to-Cradle design framework. More presentations of William McDonough can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/@WilliamMcDonoughLive

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Movie about C2C Capital Venlo

Video | City of Venlo | English | 21-03-2017

The City of Venlo published a movie which summarized some of the C2C inspired activities which are in the Venlo Region.

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Changemakers – Michael Braungart (EPEA)

Video | Michael Braungart | English | 28-09-2016

Changemakers is a five-part Belgian series about people who have initiated a process of change that gives hope for a better future for us all. The makers of the VRT Canvas documentary went to five places in the world where entrenched structures have changed fundamentally by people who dare to think and act differently. The […]

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Movie about C2C ExpoLAB & Venlo

Video | C2C ExpoLAB | English | 09-10-2015

The C2C ExpoLAB published a movie which explains more about the C2C Expolab around 2015.

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