11 C2C BIZZ-partners developed different whitepapers and tools that support you to apply C2C-principles to a business site. Some tools are helpful for all phases of the (re) development of a business site, while others refer to a specific module. The Guide explains how you can apply them. Both, the Guide and the tools are available in different languages. Select your category of interest below.
The Guide is a whitepaper which provides systematic and practical guidance on how to implement C2C on business sites. As each site development has its unique framework conditions, the Guide has a flexible structure that can be used independently, according to specific needs. The Guide also explains the tools in detail, indicates how and when they can be used, and includes a set of best practices and showcases.
A charter sets the framework for the planning, realization and operation of a C2C business site on the political and administrative level. It is a kind of ‘letter of understanding’ for the responsible bodies on these levels. The tool exemplifies how C2C-ideas deriving from a general political decision-process, can be integrated into a policy strategy. It explains and gives suggestions how to research suitable C2C-objectives and how to combine them with public planning.
The Development Framework (DF) provides a scheme (model) to articulate the C2C related goals in terms of a specific site development. It is one of the leading documents used to reach agreement with several stakeholders and investors. The DF can be combined with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as an additional tool. This latter is a template for an agreement between the site owner, respective promoter or operator and the tenants who want to settle in the area.
The Operational Framework (OF) is built on the Development Framework (DF). Whereas the DF sets out the general criteria and goals to consider by developing the business site in terms of (public) infrastructure, building facilities and operating businesses, the OF formulates substantial and measurable parameters which have to be fulfilled by the actors on the site.
This tool has been designed to diagnose stakeholders’ value priorities. This enables deployment of effective communication strategies and secures their commitment to Cradle to Cradle® business site projects.
A valuation tool, to be used in planning and implementing C2C projects, is required to address the following three financial aspects, as far as possible:
It aims to be an instrument to provide a decision-making framework for the selection of optimal funding sources and types and for building a business case.
The objective of the tool is to support the implementation of renewable energy solutions in business sites according to the Cradle to Cradle® approach. Its main focus lies on how to access the energy potential of several renewable energies (solar, wind, geothermal) for a specific location.
This tool is a compilation of questionnaires looking for detailed information on the background of a (future) business site and its surroundings. The inventory enables the planner of a C2C inspired business site to find out in a systematic way what the essential initial conditions of his project are. But it also shows the possibilities for the application of C2C.
The whitepaper ‘Guided Choices towards a Circular Business Model’ supports companies to find out how the Circular Economy can be of value for them. The whitepaper is meant as a source of inspiration and support for SME’s. The title is a promise: the workbook provides guided choices towards a circular business model.
The guideline for material management provides managers and businesses on the site with practical recommendations on how to improve their material management practices by using C2C concepts.
The purpose of the Guideline for diversity is to offer information about the ways to realize more diversity on a business site in a biological, social/cultural and economic/conceptual way.
The Continuous Loops Tool is a database for companies to add their waste streams and the resources they need. In this way matches can be made between companies and resources can be exchanged. The tool does not focus on one time matches, but on continuous cycles, to keep resources in circulation.