Industrial symbiosis is an essential concept for the circular economy. Local or wider co-operation in industrial symbiosis can reduce the need for virgin raw material and waste disposal, thereby closing the material loop – a fundamental feature of the circular economy and a driver for green growth and eco-innovative solutions. Some initiatives currently exist at national, regional, and local level. However, in order to make industrial symbiosis a widespread commercial reality, more needs to be done to manage the flow of waste material from different sectors and industries. (more…)
The BAU Fair, which is a leader for architecture, materials, and systems in the building industry, hosted over 250,000 visitors and 2,120 exhibitors attending from many different countries in this year’s organization. (more…)
Around 20 participants representing different stakeholders in the construction sector gathered on the 27th of October in Floda, a small town near Gothenburg, Sweden. One of the basics of the living lab process is to take the participants out from the familiar office environment, to the “field” and to the projects where circular economy principles are being implemented. The first living lab meeting was therefore hosted by Garveriet a Swedish pilot-case living lab that strives to become a centre of sustainable development and a hub of ecosystem-inspired businesses.
The International Workshop “Trends and opportunities in the construction sector” took place on 22 November 2016 at the Headquarters of ACCIONA Infrastructure S.A. In order to catch the attention of a wide audience, the workshop was entitled “Trends and Opportunities in the Construction Sector”, and speakers from FP7 and H2020 Projects were invited together with other talks which were out of the framework of European-funded projects. (more…)