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NISP program in Canada – identifying industrial synergies

NISP is International Synergies’ most recognised project and remains the world’s first national industrial symbiosis programme. The model has to date been replicated in 21 countries world-wide

Established by International Synergies Limited in the UK, NISP has a tried-and-true method of creating industrial symbiosis opportunities. Through independent verification and studies NISP has been found to be the most cost effective, efficient program for delivering economic, social and environmental benefits.

International Synergies Ltd supports Light House Sustainable Building Centre to build capacity and transfer knowledge to launch IS programs in Canada. The NISP Canada programmes demonstrate comparable benefits achieved in Canada.

Light House organise Business Opportunity Workshops throughout the year in Metro Vancouver and Greater Edmonton, focusing on resource efficiency. International Synergies Ltd assist in providing a specialised facilitation approach to enable participants attending workshops to elaborate on their respective waste and resource management challenges and to identify resource matches(read more)

Some of the benefits associated with attending these workshops, include:-

REDUCE GHGs

NISP lowers embodied energy of material by:  facilitates the substitution of recycled constituents; reducing energy consumption; reducing distance of transport; diverting materials sent to landfill.

WASTE REDUCTION AND DIVERSION
IS relationships help link waste from one process as feedstock for another. This results in virgin materials being substituted by ‘wastes’ and transforms them into valuable products.

STRENGTHENS COMPETITIVENESS
IS reduces business costs, diversifies revenue streams, and fosters innovation. In the UK, 20% of all implemented opportunities involved innovation.

JOB CREATION
By strengthening businesses’ competitiveness and financial positions, and by generating new business opportunities e.g.for a new business to form around transforming a by-product.

BUILD SKILLS AND CAPACITY
NISP workshops promotes knowledge exchange and business-to-business mentoring. SMEs capacity in waste and energy management; business case development and development and commercialisation of clean technologies and products.

LOW CARBON CIRCULAR ECONOMY
NISP is recognised internationally by organisations such as the EU, Global Green Growth Forum, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development as a key platform for advancing a circular, low carbon economy

For more information regarding events taking place in Canada please click here .

If you would like more information on events taking place in the UK, or how we can offer consultancy services and training, please contact 0121 433 2660 or email mandy.yorke@international-synergies.com.