Brussel/Kassel. Backing sustainability: NNOF takes discarded office furniture and turns it into new lounge furniture that finds its way back into offices. "As a result, the company has so far managed to save half a million kilograms of CO2, to say nothing of waste," as Gerd Jung, Managing Director of WINGAS Benelux, explains.
The special prize awarded by WINGAS in the Business Sustainable Project category was presented to the winners in Brussels on June 2 in the presence of ministers and representatives of the Belgian royal family. Even the location was well chosen for the event: The passive BEL building in Brussels is made of environmentally-friendly construction material, its energy is provided by 700 square meters of photovoltaic panels, and rain water is collected and reused.
This is already the eleventh time that the Belgian energy and environmental prize has been awarded in nine categories. The award honors projects, companies, associations and individuals demonstrating a special commitment to the environment, and was supported this year by WINGAS as a partner.