On 20 September the EU H2020 project BAMB (Buildings as Material Banks) and the One Planet Network joined forces for a one-day event in Brussels about circularity in the built environment. Key areas that will facilitate this systemic shift were in the focus: digitalization, circular building assessment and public procurement.
“AREA OF HAMMAREN” – A PRACTICAL EXAMPLE OF BUILDING AS MATERIAL BANK
Stena Fastigheter, Ikano Bostad and FISSAC are happy to invite you to Högsbo, Göteborg to a workshop that focuses on finding ways how to use buildings as material banks. The goal of the day is to discuss how to increase the recycling and reuse rates of building materials as well as avoid waste to landfill.
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 – 15:30, including lunch
Place: Göteborgs Bryggerimuséum, J A Pripps gata 2
From the Agenda:
- Indtroduction of the property in Högsbo; study visit and information about commonly used materials
- Presentation by Material Economics about the report “Ett värdebeständigt svenskt materialsystem”
- Workshop/Group discussions: how can the material from demolition be used as a resource in efficient and sustainable manner
Stena Fastigheter and Ikano Bostad, that own the property in Högsbo, have an ambition to develop the property in a sustainable way. For property owner that means developing and building with a focus on resource efficiency and innovation. That work has already began. At the first stage of the project, the existing industrial building is being demounted in a way that the valuable materials available in the existing building could be reused in the new production.
Registration before 20th of September via firstname.lastname@example.org
FISSAC is going to share its mid-term project results at a workshop organised by Sharebox in the framework of ACHEMA 2018, a world exhibition congress on chemical engineering, environmental protection and biotechnology gathering around 3600 exhibitors and 170.000 visitors. (more…)
This webinar, held on 31 May 2018, was an overview of some social aspects of industrial symbiosis. The speakers were from the scientific field (Fredrik Björk, Malmö University), a consultancy company (Elke Roetman, Partners for Innovation), a research institute (Julia Jonasson, Research Institutes of Sweden ) and a public waste agency (Arianne Acke, OVAM).
During this webinar, the 40 participants got to know more about:
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how there are related to industrial symbiosis. The following goals were highlighted: SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 15 (Life on Land) and also 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions), 17 (Partnerships for the goals) with the importance of transparency and participation on all levels (communities, authorities)
- The holistic approach of the SDGs and the interconnected goals. A project or an SME has to decide whether it wants to use them to communicate, measure, and/or improve its operations.
- The need to separate two different processes when setting up the collaboration needed to create a successful and supportive Living Lab environment: Developing the group’s collaboration skills (doing this work leads to an improved ability to tackle technical complexities, i.e. the collaboration subject) and developing the group’s collaboration subject.
- Industrial symbiosis: going beyond technical cooperation with two main subjects: job opportunities (creation, substitution, transformation) and business culture. To realize Industrial Symbiosis and Circular Economy, we need to look beyond the technical cooperation.
Cooperation is the other law of industrial symbiosis.
Follow this link to view the recording of the webinar.