| A third of our global material consumption and waste comes from the construction and demolition of buildings. Therefore, there is an urgent need to take steps for the construction sector to transition from a linear to a circular economy.
The transnational project CIRCuIT-Circular Construction in Regenerative Cities- funded by the European Commission´s Horizon 2020 programme, is primarily concerned with implement circular economy in the value chain of the built environment and to enable cities to initiate circular transitions.
29 Partners from various sectors and city cluster coordinators from Helsinki, Copenhagen, Hamburg and London are working together to achieve this goal. This cooperation enables supporting partners, such as e-hoch-3, to contribute to the realization of the circular economy at all levels of the built environment by implementing sustainability tools such as Ecodesign and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of construction materials. Furthermore, e-hoch-3 will support the project in developing urban planning instruments to support cities in implementing circular construction solutions and setting up a knowledge sharing structure in the form of the CIRCuIT Academy.
More information about the CIRCuIT project can be found at CIRCuIT-Project.eu.