INSPIRE Knowledge Base

IfS

Description
Organisation: 
Institute for Sustainability
Acronym: 
IfS
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
The Institute for Sustainability is an independent charity established in 2009 to support cross sector collaboration and innovation.
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
Our mission is to significantly accelerate the delivery of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable cities and communities. We do this by driving innovative demonstration projects and developing programmes to actively capture and share learning and best practice.
Activities: 
We are an independent charity established in 2009 to support cross sector collaboration and innovation in the delivery of sustainable places to live and work. Our mission is to significantly accelerate the delivery of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable cities and communities. Our focus We focus on delivering innovative demonstration projects and developing programmes to actively capture and share learning and best practice. The Institute plays a number of roles in supporting and enabling projects. These include acting as an independent facilitator brokering strategic and operational relationships with partners; leveraging funding; shaping and sharing knowledge and best practice and; shaping and guiding projects from inception through to delivery. Our activity Our activity is in the areas which we believe present the greatest challenge – and opportunity – to creating sustainable cities and communities. These are: Resource efficient buildings Sustainable infrastructure and resources Transport and logistics Total Community Retrofit A number of our projects are cross-cutting across all of these areas and have a specific focus on innovation and supply chains.
Membership: 
We are an independent charity established in 2009 to support cross sector collaboration and innovation in the delivery of sustainable places to live and work. Our mission is to significantly accelerate the delivery of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable cities and communities. Our focus We focus on delivering innovative demonstration projects and developing programmes to actively capture and share learning and best practice. The Institute plays a number of roles in supporting and enabling projects. These include acting as an independent facilitator brokering strategic and operational relationships with partners; leveraging funding; shaping and sharing knowledge and best practice and; shaping and guiding projects from inception through to delivery. Our activity Our activity is in the areas which we believe present the greatest challenge – and opportunity – to creating sustainable cities and communities. These are: Resource efficient buildings Sustainable infrastructure and resources Transport and logistics Total Community Retrofit A number of our projects are cross-cutting across all of these areas and have a specific focus on innovation and supply chains.
Typology: 
Regional
Sectorial
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • contribute to cost/benefit analysis of the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Regional
    NSR, NWE
    Societal Sector
    NGO
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    NA
    Environmental application domains
    NA
    Primary Business
    Sustainability (NGO)