World’s Most Sustainable Gas Station by Knevel Architecture Rises in The Netherlands

Some of our readers might question whether it’s even possible to have a sustainable gas station, and we’d like to assure them we had similar thoughts. But if there ever was going to be a sustainable station, this new one designed for Avia Marees by Knevel Architecture comes pretty darn close. Located in an industrial area of Den Oever in the Netherlands, the 4,290 square meter project boasts some prefabricated timber units that slashed the project’s footprint, in addition to a host of other exciting green features. Sigue leyendo

Para que el turismo rural sea sostenible, debe de ser rentable

Para que el turismo rural sea sostenible, debe de ser rentableTurismo= F (crecimiento económico empresarial) + F (desarrollo destino/territorio)
Si bien es cierto que dependiendo del diseño y en especial de la estructuración y organización del destino turístico, se pueden obtener mejores o peores resultados, también ocurre lo mismo a nivel empresarial, por muy micro, que sea el emprendimiento.

Este articulo, no pretende dar lecciones o formulas mágicas, para cambiar la rentabilidad de algunas o muchas empresas o destinos turísticos, pero si añadir una estrategia, que se tiene siempre dejada de lado, mas por no entenderla o bien, no ser capaces de implementarla. Sigue leyendo

Newsweek’s 2012 Green Rankings: This time it’s serious

Newsweek's 2012 Green Rankings: This time it's serious

The latest Green Rankings from Newsweek are out today, and while there aren’t any show-stopping changes from last year, at least at the top of the list, this year’s rankings represent the first meaningful, apples-to-apples comparison of company performance in the rankings’ four-year history.

For the uninitiated: Each year, the magazine, in partnership with Trucost and Sustainalytics, assesses the 500 largest U.S. and global companies and assigns each a “Green Score,” derived from three components: Sigue leyendo