Eco-industrial parks have been or are being established in countries around the world. Some of these emphasize symbiotic relationships among industries. Others promote ‘green’ infrastructure. Still others encourage ‘green’ landscaping and efficiency. While there is a generally accepted definition originally adopted by the U.S. President’s Council on Sustainable Development in 1996, there are no internationally or commonly accepted standards or criteria for eco-industrial parks. The section of Industrial Symbiosis and Eco-Industrial Development has therefore established a workgroup that investigates the interest in and need for establishing such standards that will define the characteristics of EIPs and/or developing appropriate indicators for performance assessment against these standards.

Members of the work group

The people that are currently part of the workgroup are Graham Aid, Weslynne Ashton, Ray Côté, Chris Davis and Liu Zhe.

The survey

The workgroup has started a survey that will be used to gather insights and opinions from our community members on these matters. If you would like to contribute to the survey, we would greatly appreciate it. Please follow this link to go to the survey. The results of the survey will later be posted in this webpage.

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