CD2E is a French environmental cluster which brings together SMEs, laboratories/universities, local authorities, eco-friendly companies to work together in order to develop new eco-technologies and environmental solutions in many thematic such eco-building, recycling, water management, energy efficiency and sediment management.
This non-for-profit association represents more than 600 ecoenterprises and 60 laboratories working on environmental field in Northern France. It recently celebrated its 10th year of operation and is a member of the Global Cleantech Cluster Association. CD2E launched their first Life Cycle activities in 2007, undertaking a study with a local authority to adapt their public works procurement policy according to the life cycle impacts of road materials and starting work to develop a LCA database for eco-materials.
In 2008 they started the INTERREG NWE project CAPEM Cycle Assessment Procedure for Eco-Materials, as lead partner, and in 2009 the cd2e integrated life cycle thinking into its core activities through the development of the [avniR] life cycle platform.