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An eco-industrial park concept encourages its tenants to cooperate with each other

The EETP has been envisioned using a progressive and sustainable model of development based on eco-industrial principles.

At its core, an eco-industrial park is a network of companies linked through exchanges of products and by-products, working towards a common goal of optimizing economic and environmental objectives.

Eco-Industrial parks like the EETP provide a framework through which industry can be successfully integrated with the natural and social environment of a community.

This is achieved by mirroring the cyclical flow of natural eco-systems in an industrial setting by defining all wastes as potential feedstocks and reusing them within the park, decreasing costs and pollution as a result.

Benefits for Tenant Firms

  • Increased return on investment: Enhances human and material resource efficiency, through common infrastructure and by-product exchanges
  • Increased market share: Capitalizes on the growing consumer demand for environmentally sound products and businesses
  • Collaborative environment of continuous improvement: Fosters a collaborative atmosphere for improving economic and environmental efficiency
  • Decreased disposal costs: Markets former “waste” products, replacing disposal costs with revenues from by-product exchanges.

Benefits for the Community and Environment

  • Increased employment opportunities: Creates jobs through recruited firms, start-up companies and linkages with existing local firms
  • Reduced pollution: Preserves local air and water quality by reducing industrial emissions
  • Reduced volume of solid waste sent to landfill: Coordinates solid waste exchanges that reuse former “waste” products
  • Improved energy efficiency: Incorporates cogeneration systems and energy efficient buildings to reduce energy consumption and related pollution

For More Information

Edmonton Energy and Technology Park Team

Economic and Environmental Sustainability
Sustainable Development
9th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0J4

Telephone 780-508-9309
Email eetp@edmonton.ca

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