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  • SusLabNWE 2012 | 1 SusLabNWE Sustainable Labs North West Europe
  • | 2 SusLabNWE 2012 Within SuslabNWE leading academic partners form an open platform with local companies and governments. The infra- structure of SusLabNWE allows partners to develop innovative technologies for sustainable liv- ing that better suits the behaviour and demands of users. Rotterdam London Göteborg TU Delft Woonbron CityPorts Academy Institute for Sustainability Johanneberg Science Park Chalmers TH Imperial College London Nordrhein-Westfalen InnovationCity Ruhr Hochschule Ruhr-West Wuppertal Institute Royal College of Art SusLabNWE 3 Methodology 4 Projectpartners, Tasks and Contributions 5 TU Delft 5 Chalmers TH 11 CityPorts Academy Rotterdam 13 Hochschule Ruhr-West 14 Innovation City Ruhr 15 Institute for Sustainability 16 Imperial College London 19 Johanneberg Science Park 20 Royal College of Art 21 Woonbron 22 Wuppertal Institute 23
  • SusLabNWE 2012 | 3 SuslabNWE partnermeeting SusLabNWE SusLabNWE is a national and international infrastructure of living labs that enables innovation processes in which users and other actors actively participate in the devel- opment, testing, and diffusion processes, respectively of new products, services and system solutions. The innovation processes are examined using observational tech- niques. Prototypes are positioned in existing homes as well as in living laboratories for short-term studies on sustainable living. SusLabNWE provides a context in which users can interact with and report on sustainable innovations, while sharing practices with other households and stakeholders. Central to the project is the development of user centered design research method- ologies and measures for in situ studies whichcanprovideinsightsintotheusability and adoption of sustainable innovations for industry, public and academia sectors. SusLabNWEaimstocontributetoglobaland universallyapplicablepatternsofproduction and consumption in compliancewith mea- - cy. On-goingwork is led by the application anddevelopmentofcriteriaforsustainability from an integral perspective. The SusLabNWE project runs until April 2015 and counts 11 partners in 4 coun- tries: Heijplaat (the Netherlands), Nord Rhein Westfalen (Germany), London (Great Britain) and Göteborg (Sweden). For more information please contact: Prof. Dr. MSc. David V. Keyson Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
  • | 4 SusLabNWE 2012 The goal of the methodologyworkshop is to create the sensing platforms for mea- suring human activity in relation to energy and resource consumption in combination with accompanying qualitative methodol- ogies. The methodswill be adapted accord- ing to the context. For example an interac- tive questionnaire based on the experience sampling method may appear as a display or on a portable device for insight stud- ies,while new products or services being tested in the research house or in existing have an interactive display embedded into the product or service itself. TheSusLabNWEmethodswillbedeveloped have an optimal set of tools in a toolbox like setupwhichwillenablethemtorapidlyset- and collaborate closely with stakeholders. WorkshopsamongtheSusLabNWEpartners arecurrentlybeingconductedtowardspool- ing knowledge and building the toolbox. Methodology SusLabNWE provides a unique opportunity to develop methods for studying how sustainable innovations fit into the daily life of users. Based on the three tear model depicted here, methods are being developed for: (a) early insight studies, (b) living lab studies in the research houses involving new products and services, and (c) in existing homes which can be equipped with the sustainable living innovations. Snapshshot from the SusLabNWE methodology workshop at Delft, the Netherlands
  • SusLabNWE 2012 | 5 Concept House Prototype 1 Concept House Prototype is a partnership and several companies from the build- ing industry togetherwith the Interreg SusLabNWE projectwhich provides investments in the lab infrastructure. A research house has been developed for the Dutch housing market in response to energy, environmental and engineering issues. The house has been constructed in anticipation of the legal requirement for an EPC (building-related energy consump- tion) of 0.0 in 2020. The research house was formally opened on October 5th 2012. Open Days, an openingwill be heldwith local residents of Heijplaat, Rotterdam. Integrated approach Anintegratedresearchapproachwaschosen in the design process, given the aim of developing long-term practical and result- oriented solutions. Specialized knowledge from academia and from building industry was combined to solve the complex design issuesrelatedtostackedhousing.Theresults of the researchwill be used to answer the question inwhat manner energy-neutral (EPC = 0.0) or energy-supplying stacked housing can be realized by 2020. The aim of the Concept House prototype is to be energy-positive or close to energy neutral. The exact performance of the house,with livingoccupantsandwithoutoccupantswill be measured in the comingyears. SusLabNWE NL is investing in the Concept House research infrastructure, includ- ing smart activity sensing, a mobile energy management system (Prof. Keyson, Dr. Mahmud, Mr. Luxon and Mr. de Hoogh), the capability to store and retrieve energy from an electric vehicle (As. Prof. Silvester, coordinator of Mobility Program, Indus- trial Design Engineering, TU Delft) and indoor climate measurement (Prof. Visscher, Housing Quality and Process Innovation). The energy performance coeficient (EPC) of the house will be measured by Prof. van Timmeren, faculty of Architecture. Addi- tionally, many student projects in the area of water, energy and resource conserva- tion will be piloted tested in the Concept House Prototype and will involve insight studies with local residents of Heijplaat, Rotterdam, where the research house is situated. Plug&Play Energy supplying Appartments Project Partners, Tasks and Contributions TU Delft ‘Plug & Play’stands for a very easy way of as- sembling (and dissembling) of installations and components. In the Concept House Prototype building system this means a rapid assembly and connection of construction and installation components and a flexible layout of the house. The Concept House Prototype project focuses mainly on stacked housing, because this is technically the most challenging, little R&D is undertaken on this typology and because a large market demand is expected by 2020. From energy efficient and energy neutral to the ultimate goal of energy supplying homes. The results of the Research Concept House show precisely that development, in which the prac- tical applicability will be testes in an inhabited prototype.
  • | 6 SusLabNWE 2012 [1] sanitairy cel shower heat exchanger no-mix toilets installations [2] installation cluster meter box controlsystem heatpump and boiler demand-controlled ventilation using CO2 sensors washing(hotfill) and drying machine intelligent and user-friendly control system [3] prefabricated service shaft water-, energy- and data supply triple sewer system ventilation shaft PV connection to the grid ground-loop of heat pump [4] plug & play doorkoppelen plug & play connections electricity and data floor heating and cooling kitchen [5] slim wooden floor elements floor gutters floor heating and cooling screed ceiling high acoustical performance (ca. + 5dB) [6] slim separation walls The chosen materials can be reused or concentration of kitchen, bathroom and installations and smart connections between innerwalls and structuralwalls in layout of the apartments. With a low construction height and a span - utes to the maximization of construction speed. Thewooden structure gives a posi- tive contribution to the carbon footprint of the building system. Technical development The Concept House building system con- sists of a library of generic components which are fully prefabricated and, on site, House building system anticipates at dif- ferent apartment sizes, typologies and stackingvariants. The sanitary cell is the central compo- nent in the building system. This element contains all sanitary facilities and connec- tions for the kitchen andwhite goods. But also the (vertical and horizontal) tubing is integrated in the sanitary cell and can be the technical installations of the apart- are ready to use.
  • SusLabNWE 2012 | 7 Prefabricated components As a model plug and play stackable apart- ment unit, the entire structure of Concept House is prefabricated,yet two-dimen- cell, being the bathroom and WCs are preferredwith full installation and posi- tioned in the center of the house to enable layouts. The house has a triple -sewage systems (gray,yellow & black). The house is ready for biogas production. The entire housewas put together in one day! In terms of sustainable living, the house is built aswooden structure; thewall insulation is made of recycled newspaper sandwich panels. The roof is made of fully recycled Expanded Poly Styrene (EPS) and cool the roof and collect heat to regenerate in the ground. On top of this layer is bitu- minous roof paper followed by complete layer photo-voltaic made of multi layered amorphous silicon solar cells. The house is heatedvia a heat pump and hole in the ground enables heat exchange based on 12C groundwater temperatures. 26C,with a room temperature of 21C. A facility for charging an electric car is being developed aswell as solar energy storage and advanced mobile user inter- facewith cloud computing to enable home energy management and remote and control of appliances. A low-hotwater method of bathing called Splashwill be tested in November,where- by 55 liters are used forwashing instead of CONCEPT H USE P R O T O T Y P E
  • | 8 SusLabNWE 2012 The house is fully furnishedwith C2C furniture and dishes. LED lightingwith presence detectors is used to light the house. The carpet is C2C recycled nylon. The carpet backing is made of recycled Ongoing projects energy consumption. The sustainability of a house is considerably determined by the behaviour of its residents. To gather more information on this topic, research will be donewith residentswhich inhabit the living labs for a considerable period of time. Thiswill result in the development of sustainable innovations, research methods and –tools, applicable in existing houses, and in an improved product development. An example of such an innovationwhich will be tested is Splash. A shower unit that provides a new, sustainableway of bath- ing, and also provides a bigger control of water consumption. OTB Research Institute for the Build Environ- ment for the Built Environment Mission OTB Research Institute for the Built Envi- ronment seeks to make avisible contribu- tion to society by helping to solve social - impact and social relevance. Fundamental and applied research on a national and international scale are com- bined:we translate theoretical insights into solutions for societal and policy issues The research areas of OTB Research Insti- tute are centred aroundvarious aspects of the built environment such housing, urban renewal, urban and regional development, sustainable building and building policy, land policy, geo-information resources and GIS technology. Snapshots from the construction of the Concept House prototype Splash Shower Concept
  • SusLabNWE 2012 | 9 Areas of Expertise: OTB The area of Expertise of OTB in the Su- sLabNWE project: Sensing data collection and modelling The OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment in collaborationwith some of the other partnerswill develop a strategy and methodology for measuring parameters that are relevant to explain the relation between characteristics of houses, installations and of households and the behaviour of the occupants and the impact of this on the actual energy use and the indoor climate. Toolkitswith sensors and a system for data transfer and data analy- seswill be developed and tested. Some pilot studieswill be carried outwith these toolkits. Want to answer the following questions: actual energy use in dwellings? dwelling characteristics, type of instal- lation, behaviour of the occupant ant the energy use an indoor air quality? groups in relation to actual energy use? relate to results from surveys? - probability of energy use instead of one value? models be improved in order to match bet- ter actual energy use? types prefer? What is the relation between desired comfort and provided comfort? How does this relate to expected energy use and actual energy use? The PhD project of Tasos Ioannou: Param- eters of actual energy use in dwellings,will be focussed on these questions. Besides the SuslabNWE project, the measurements will be extended in the national project MONICAIR,which is part of the Dutch There is also a strong link to the PhD project of Dasa Majcen: Predictedversus actual energy use in dwellings, inwhich statistical data of thewhole Dutch hous- ing stock is used to develop a better insight in the relation between housing quality, occupancy and energy use. This project is worked out in collaborationwith a large group of Dutch Housing Associations. photographs of the realised Concept House prototype by: Marijke Volkers
  • | 10 SusLabNWE 2012 Sponsors Icopal, Itho Daalderop, Faay, Niko, Raab- Woonplaats, CBB Arnhem, Danfoss, Lodewijkvan Es, Living Lab, MdR advies, Hans Moor Architecten, Thijs Asselbergs - eniers, Albeda College, Bruynzeel, CRH, Drooghmans, Dura Vermeer, Forbo Eurocol, Fermacell, Global Solar, Green- wave systems, Interface, Justimax, King- Mastervolt, Mosa, Koen Mulder, Novatio, Octatube, Oranje, Philips, Prokom, Relius -Systexx, Rijgersberg, Rockwool, Roval, Schilder^sCOOL, De Vries kozijnen Interior: People for Planet, Auping, Herman Miller, Ngispen, Steigerhoutstunter
  • SusLabNWE 2012 | 11 Contrubution to the project In WP1, Chalmerswill beworking closely with Johanneberg Science Park, Mölndal city and Riksbyggen to create a strong partnership in Sweden that supports future living in homes. Thiswill be sup- ported by the funding research program Homes for tomorrow. In WP2, the Göteborg consortiumwill focus on developing insight testing capac- ity, and at setting up facilities for studies in laboratory environments. The phase 1 insight testingwill take place in homes created in the new Papyrus redevelop- ment project (cooperationwith Mölndal City). The focus on phase 1 and 2 activities is due to the Papyrus area currently being exploited; the ideaswill be tested during the construction phase. In WP4, longitudinal studies of customer comfortwill be carried out in the “positive footprint housing” created by Riksbyg- gen and in cooperationwith the partners Johanneberg Science Park and Chalmers. HSB Living Lab HSB Living Lab: A house for student ac- commodationwhich is situated on the Chalmers campus in Gothenburg, Sweden. The housewill be erected in October 2012 and becomes a platform in the Interreg Suslab project. Mission statement: HSB Living Labwill provide a unique environment incorporat- ing living experience and experimental laboratory, to promote innovations and use practice that enable student sustain- ability. - able living: The facility has a ground space possible to change the layout over the ten Working group: The facility is a coopera- tion between key personsworking for HSB (a cooperative housing associationwith 500 000 members) and a management teamwith representatives from Chalmers, Interactive Institute and NASA. The facil- ity is academically driven by members of the Chalmers research program homes for tomorrow and this includes Phd students through professors in the areas of archi- tecture,water engineering, building phys- ics and materials, construction engineer- ing, acoustics and psychology. Further researchers from industrial design have recently joined the team. Chalmers through the homes for tomorrow research program offers a broad research profile in building physics, water engineering, construction engineering, architecture, acoustics and psychology for exploitation, and retrofit and refurbish- ment of new homes. Chalmers works with Mölndal City, which has been involved in previous Interreg projects and has strong ties to new development through active involvement in Chalmers’Mistra Urban Futures program. Chalmer’s programme’s user-centred approach to sustainability in the built environment includes real-life reference testing, inspirational concept homes and full-scale prototyping, meeting SusLabNWE’s exact aims. Chalmers multidisciplinary team (engineers, designers, sociologists and psychologist) set it apart. It provides a critical link between all disciplines necessary to create SusLabNWE’s infrastructure. It has highly relevant experiences providing decisive contributions to the testing infrastructure and methodology creation. Chalmers TH
  • | 12 SusLabNWE 2012 Value propositions: The following list of value propositions for HSB Living Lab stakeholders are being attracted to join the facility tainability Chalmers and beyond moveability about by challenging the project with user-centred research resources on a local and global level able habitats in space exploration aging, food and other industries protypes the Suslab facilities and other planned facilities in Kisumu (Kenya) and Houston Research phases: Phase 1-Early Insights into two homes –their use and transfor- out of the home. Phase II-Living Lab studies in the research houses: Prototype testing Living Lab is tovisualise the use of energy, water and consumables in the house in - tion in the Chalmers metabolism database. whichwe have tested in two households. - iour and is termed persuasive sustainabil- ity. However, the overriding goal of HSB Living Lab is that the facilitywill be used to test innovations that enable students towards a sustainable behaviour –a least in terms of resources, but also in terms of social sustainability. Research projects: Research projects are being plannedwith sponsors over a 2, 5 and 10year perspective. The following is a list of those ideas and innovations thatwill use less than 20 litres per shower enable students to reduce the amount of edible foodwasted by 50% facedwith a choice between resources (water, energy, consumables) to a level that is decided before the experiment and café (social sustainability) are inte- gratedwith resource savingwashing room appliances HSB living lab: the research house
  • SusLabNWE 2012 | 13 lists, bar codes,weights Electrical energy (not space heating): 10s interval data collection on each circuit breaker
  • | 14 SusLabNWE 2012 CPA contributes in the following ways regional innovation community, and is involved in WP2 implementation of the CityPorts Academy Rotterdam facili- tates the realisation of the SusLab in the Concept House Village, Rotterdam Con- nect the project to local authorities and innovation networks like the industrial CleanTechDelta initiative. CPA exploits the RDM campuswhere the Dutch SusLab- NWE nodewill be located. It has strong ties to the City and Port of Rotterdam, Higher Education Institutes in the region, aswell as regional industry. Its involvement is critical because of its leading role in Su- - diary role linking SusLabNWE activities with regional stakeholders. It coordinates the involvement and support of project stakeholdersworking on the project, through dissemination and PR activities and regular direct contactwith them. Since this intermediary role does not include hands-onwork in development activities, the allocated budget isvery limited. CityPorts Academy Rotterdam is a foundation in which the City of Rotterdam and Port of Rotterdam are working on large-scale redevelopment of the city’s port area to redevelop the cities’housing stock from mainly low-quality social housing to neighbourhoods attractive for middle incomes. The foundation includes a large group of public authorities, research & education organizations and businesses, including Hogeschool Rotterdam, Arcadis, Public Works Rotterdam, Woonbron Housing Cooperation, Delft University of Technology. CPA initializes, stimulates, coordinates and facilitates research and development projects including Concept House Village where innovative, green, attractive living concepts are demonstrated for future large scale roll-out. CityPorts Academy Rotterdam
  • SusLabNWE 2012 | 15 HRW has close co-operationwith Fraunhofer inHaus innovation center, the cooperation platform of the Fraunhofer- application solutions in residential and commercial properties, sharing labora- tories. Prof. Grinewitschus is professor for building services at HRW and head of InHaus. InHaus serves as the interface to the market. HRW contributes knowledge on energy-related behaviour, and build- ing services and automation to the WPs. Involved professors contribute long-term experience in international, collaborative projects. Contribution to SusLabNWE includes: WP1: InHaus experiencewith user-cen- tered testing WP2: InHaus experienceswith design and operation of a static Living Lab exploitation Subpartners: pilots -system solutions for heat distri- bution in building services (attend de- signworkshops, evaluationworkshops; - - ing pilots -focus in gas,water and electric installations –installation of prototype Based in the cities of Bottrop and Mülheim an der Ruhr, HRW is an applied sciences university run by North Rhine-Westphalia committed to high-quality teaching and research. Since September 2009, HRW has offered degree programmes in Mechani- cal Engineering and Industrial Engineering & Business–Energy Systems. Since Octo- ber 2009, the Institute for Energy Systems and Energy Business has been at HRW. It is involved in: a) Concept for a Zero Emission Campus b) Involvement in several other InnovationCity projects in Bottrop c) Research activities within the European Intelligent Energy Europe programme (co-ordination of the project“ChangeBest”on energy efficiency services Hochschule Ruhr-West
  • | 16 SusLabNWE 2012 In SusLab, Innovation City Ruhr contrib- utes in the followingways: stakeholders (public and private) for ex- ploitation of the infrastructure. In WP4, Facilitating the collaboration be- projects. InnovationCity Management GmbH, established in 2010, is the executive entity of the Ruhr area’s main push to innovate urban environments“Innovation City Ruhr” in which 20 municipal agencies and 50 research and private entities participate. It aims to demonstrate that the CO2 emissions of existing urban structures can be halved over a period of ten years, while improving the quality of life, adapting the city to the climate change, encouraging the Community. ICR initiates single R&D projects with innovative technologies and processes and the implementation of known technology in the stock of existing buildings. Main focus of demonstration projects is the city of Bottrop, winner of the regional“Modellstad”competiton. Bot- trop actively involves over 20.000 inhabitants in renewal of its urban center, where innovative and practical solutions for sustainable living will be realised. Innovation City Ruhr
  • SusLabNWE 2012 | 17 The Institute, centre of excellence for independent sustainability research, dem- onstration and knowledge dissemination was created to accelerate the delivery of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable cities and communities. We have extensive private, public and academic sector networks for close-to-market, collaborative research and demonstration projects. The aim of the Institute is to facilitate large-scale Total Community Retrofit demonstrators, building on three programmes: resource efficient buildings; sustainable utilities infrastructure; trans- port and logistics. The Institute has been leading or involved in EU and UK projects: INTERREG IVB, iTransfer, LoPinoD, Weastflows, Cradle-to-Cradle; UK ERDF: FLASH project taking the learning from national Technology Strategy Board“Retrofit for the Future”and“Building Performance Evaluation”programmes and disseminating to 1250 SMEs; EIT Climate – Knowledge and Innovation Communities; FP7: GE20, TURaS. The Institute will develop and manage the prototyping facility, facilitate op- portunities for laboratory prototyping and demonstrator phase and act as coordi- nator for the London project. Namely, we will contribute with its specific location- based projects: -Laboratory development and testing of designs - a new low carbon facility, at the London Sustainable Industries Park, used for proto-typing and testing design solu- tions, prior to testing in new and existing homes; -Demonstrator phase in a)new and b)existing homes: a)Barking Riverside development – trials during the first phase of 300 homes influ- encing future development of around 10,000 homes; b)East London - through the Smart Grids: Low Carbon London Project with EDF, UK Power Networks, Imperial College, Logica, Siemens, and GLA. The Institute will also enable close collaboration with the London Co-location Cen- tre of the CLIMATE KIC to demonstrate practical applicability of the new analytical tools developed in the project. Institute for Sustainability
  • | 18 SusLabNWE 2012 Contribution to the SusLab project: In WP1, IC will contribute to methodology development for analysis of user behav- iour. In WP2, work will draw on data col- lected through both laboratory testing at the London Sustainable Industries Park and real-world demonstrations to be un- dertaken in Barking Riverside and East Systems project, the Low Carbon London Project, inwhich Imperial isworking joint- - mens, GLA and the Institute for Sustain- ability and the EPSRC funded Digital City Exchange project. Imperial College London is regularly ranked in the top 10 research universities in the world. A key feature of Imperial’s research approach is a focus on inter-disciplin- ary activity, which is undertaken through the College’s Institutes and Centres. The Centre for Transport Studies will take the lead in developing new analytical tools to characterise the impact of new low carbon building design and smart appliances on in home and out of home activity and consumption behaviour. CTS is an inter- national centre of excellence in several areas including the analysis and modelling of activity, with an especially strong track record in the areas of pervasive sensing, intelligent network management and control, and user behaviour. Imperial hosts the UK co-location centre of the Climate-KIC and will work closely with its UK and European partners to foster synergies between this project and the activities of the Climate-KIC. Imperial College London
  • SusLabNWE 2012 | 19 - ness for infrastructure exploitation. These are SMEs from its own business park and Swedish SMEs and large companies part of its network. It has close cooperation with Riksbyggen, a Swedish company owned by building unions, and local hous- ing associations. It builds about 10% of new dwellings and houses 500,000 people, assuring high impact of SusLabNWE de- veloped innovations through roll-out in its dwellings. It also serves as a network connecting the project and developments at the Swedish nodewith regional business and public au- thorities. It brings in-depth experience in on sustainability in the built environment and on regional economic development. Its role focuses on linking the project to re- gional stakeholders: principally local pub- lic authorities, industry, and Riksbyggen, and on sharing relevant experiences. This intermediary role requires a limited bud- get indicated in the application form. The Science Park was established in 2009 by the Chalmers University and the City of Gothenburg to create better conditions for regional sustainable growth. It offers access to research, education and hi-tech infrastructures, participation in innova- tive projects, partnership and networks for company development. We strive to have 3-5000 people from industry active in the area within 5-7 years. The Science Park will primarily support development of activities within the disciplines of Urban Development, Environment, Energy, Materials and Nanoscience. The activi- ties are conducted in five parts: education & training, projects, research, growth (SME) and international collaboration. The Park consists of more than 80 high-tech companies employing over 700 people and two incubators. It will promote the exchange of ideas and collaboration between stakeholders and establish coopera- tion between society, industry and university. Johanneberg Science Park
  • | 20 SusLabNWE 2012 RCA mission statement: The Helen Ham- lyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art undertakes design research and projects with industry that will contrib- largest and longest-running centre for de- sign research at the Royal College of Art, - ing postgraduate art and design schools. We collaborate with business, academic, government andvoluntary sector partners. We engage with four design communi- ties: students, new graduates, professional designers and academics. We develop in- novative and empathic research methods – and we exchange knowledge via educa- tion, events, publications and industrial collaboration. Sustain RCA is a new multidisciplinary department, formally established in April 2011, with a mission to inspire encourage and support sustainability thinking across the RCA. Sustain carries out design-led teaching and research about social and en- vironmental issues; it organises a series of - rum for honest discussions about the com- plexities and opportunities of sustainable practice in art and design; and it showcases excellence in student sustainability think- ing through the annual Sustain Show & Award. Sustain RCA already organises many innovative initiatives and has many more in the pipeline to inspire new think- ing around sustainability across the RCA. in similarworkshops on deep customer in- sights performed at Design London. Our contribution as a partner: The Royal College of Art, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design has created and developed novel methods of working with people and us- ing design as a process for strategic think- ing and people-centred problem solving. These user-centred methods will be pack- aged and shared with project partners, allowing all organisations to use the ap- design ethnography will also be contrib- uted. Activities by Design London will princi- - opment of the infrastructure and meth- odologies in WP2, Design London will bring in in-depth expertise in user-centred testing and product development; in addi- methodologies can be applied in co-cre- Londonwill bring in expertise on commer- cialisation of innovative technologies. As part of the implementation of pilot pro- gramme in WP4, it will help develop cre- ativityworkshops, based on experience Our complementary strength: As we are based at the Royal College of Art, we bring the value of a design approach to a multi- disciplinary group. Design is not just about aesthetics, but about creative thinking, problem-solving and idea creation. De- sign can help byvisualising processes, out- comes and ideas, helping to creatively aid decision making. The Royal College of Art is a centre of excellence in art, design education and research and world’s only wholly postgraduate institution of art & design. Its partnership with Imperial College led to the formation of Design London in 2007. It brings together resources expert in creative design from the RCA, technological innovation from Imperial and commercial expertise from Imperial’s business school to deliver programmes for industry, postgraduate students and the new ventures it supports, both nationally and internationally. Its programmes have been delivered to over 550 small businesses and large corporations including Arup, Vodafone and IBM. Its services to SMEs include the provision of executive education in the field of Financing, Commercialising and Managing Design Led Innovation, the provision of 3D virtual immersive environments for firms to design, model and simulate prod- ucts, complex systems and services. Royal College of Art
  • SusLabNWE 2012 | 21 Ai Hasegawa [Design Interac- tions] WINNER, MOVING MINDS CATEGORY I Wanna Deliver a Shark (Fig. a) This project approaches the prob- lem of human reproduction in an age of over-population and envi- ronmental crisis. With potential food shortages and a population of nearly nine billion people,would a woman desperate to conceive con- sider incubating and giving birth to an endangered species such as a shark, tuna or dolphin? This project introduces a new argu- ment for giving birth to our food to satisfy our demands for nutrition and childbirth and discusses some of the technical details of how that might be possible. Aran Dasan, Jonathan Fraser, Jacky Chung, Julene Aguirre [IDE] - ETY CATEGORY Ento Insects (Fig. b) are more space - tional livestock and are happy to eat the cropswe don'twant. They could represent a healthy, tasty, and sustainable alternative solution to accelerating global food demand. But how canwe overcome the cultural barriers and make them an everyday reality? Ento is a roadmap for introducing in- sects to thewestern diet, through a sequence of products, services and eating experiences thatwill steadily build acceptance. By 2020, fresh grasshoppers may be a regular sight inyour local Tesco. Alei Verspoor [Textiles] WINNER, - RY PACK! (Fig. c) is a set of elegant and modular bags that are de- signed for disassembly, using lo-tech rapid construction tech- niques: folding and simpleweav- ing. Flexible and practical, they can be formed into bags, but also into seating and storage. Each of the Pack! components is made of one material and has one function, which makes it easy to replace and recycle componentswhen they areworn out orwhenyou want to switch function. Pack! is pattern. With the construction of the packs; the assembling of components, three-dimensional check patterns are created, that continue to evolve over time, as components are replaced or added Hal Watts [Innovation, Design, Engineering] WINNER, VISION- ARY PROCESS CATEGORY Esource (Fig. d) Electrical and elec- tronicwaste (WEEE) is the fastest growingwaste streamworldwide. its WEEE, largely to Africawhere cables are burnt to recover the copper,with devastating health and environmental consequences. Esource is a bicycle-powered cable recycling system for small-scale recyclers in developing countries, designed to be manufactured, sold and maintained by localwork- sold for 20% more than burnt, providing operatorswith a better income and healthierworking conditions Some of the student projects conducted at the RCA Fig. a Fig. b Fig. c Fig. d
  • | 22 SusLabNWE 2012 Contribution to the SusLab project: -In WP1, Woonbron will participate in de- veloping user observation and engagement methods -In WP2, Woonbron will provide the building to be converted in Rotterdam Living Lab, and it sets up a volunteer pro- - curing long-term funding through explor- ing possibilities for long-term lease of the building. Woonbron is a top-5 social housing groups in the Netherlands. Its working area is the southern part of the Randstad (the metropolitan region of the Netherlands). Woonbron serves about 50,000 households. Woonbron is the owner of the build- ings in the Heijplaat area, and the Concept House Village where the Living Labo- ratory is located. Woonbron is also active in European projects such as Interreg’s IMAGE project, FP7’s BEEM-UP and the SESAC project that is part of the first groups of cities to take part in the CONCERTO Program. Woonbron is particularly active in tenant participation, and has many years of experience with generating user feed- back in innovative or experimental technologies. Woonbron
  • SusLabNWE 2012 | 23 - ing pilots: smart metering and technical infrastruc- ture (design and evaluationworkshops; - tion and installation) - selection, location management; evalua- - evaluation) The Wuppertal Institute, founded in 1991, is committed to application-oriented sustainability research based on interdisciplinary research, employing 170+ staff from natural and environmental sciences, geography, systems sciences, engineer- ing, planning, law, economics, political and social science fields. With the UN Envi- ronmental Programme, it founded the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Con- sumption and Production. The institute was partner of FP7 project Living Lab. The institute contributes knowledge on user interaction to the insight research phase, life cycle thinking to the prototyping and alpha-testing phase, and development of resource efficient and sustainable product-service systems in general. Its experi- ences in transnational research cooperation add to transnational coordination of SusLabNWE esp. to WP1. Its many activities involving all stakeholders of a value chain and the coordination of public-private projects help it make strong contribu- tion to WP2. Its researchers contribute to the development of a harmonized sus- tainability assessment and evaluation tool indicating the sustainability progress of solutions as well as adapted scenarios combining new resource efficient technol- ogy approaches and social interaction structures (WP3). It acts as moderator/inte- grator between different disciplines, partners and secondary researchers (e.g. WP4). Wuppertal Institute
  • Contact Prof. Dr. MSc. David V. Keyson Program Leader Sustainable Work / Living Faculty of Industrial Design Delft University of Technology The Netherlands Office tel.: +31 (0)15-278-3374 /3029 Mobile tel.: +31 (0)6-55-900-465 The 11 SusLabNWE partners: SusLabNWE is co-financed by: Project website: