The pioneering practice of designing business opportunities which create circular eco-systems using market driven forces to advance sustainability
Every STZ is regionally and functionally specific. A Houston area STZ will be different, and have different kinds of Hubs and supply chains, than the a Boston area STZ
Synergies are present in a STZ when businesses interact together in ways that:
Regional material input and out put analysis can produce data that contributing to the design of Sustainable Trade Zones.
Regional Energy input and output analysis produces data contributing to the design of Sustainable Trade Zone . Expanding Combined heat and power across entities is a possible out come. Heat from one entity can be shared or repurchased to another entity as energy
Based on data gathered and the common supply chain data, macro emissions can be be calculated and reductions made by adjustments at the micro level
There are opportunities at every level for education on circular economies and related job training