Circular business models are solid enough only if there is market demand behind, and we all know that users create the demand. Thus, conscious, informed consumers can drive the transition to alternative and circular business models. Some questions arise from this statement:
How would the way we build change if users decided on the design and use of the buildings and public spaces they inhabit?
- How would the professional relationships among the different actors within the construction value chain be transformed if consumers demanded renewable, healthy materials, bioclimatic buildings, modular constructions designed for deconstruction…?
The second FISSAC Living Lab Barcelona, co-organized by SIMBIOSY together with the Societat Orgànica (a professional cooperative that works in the field of sustainable building) on the 30th of October 2018, , served as a visualization spot of successful experiences and as a space for an exchange of views and ideas.
To create synergies between the FISSAC H2020 and the TRIS Interreg Europe projects, Geonardo Ltd. and the Herman Ottó Institute Nonprofit Ltd. jointly launched a forum series to improve achieving the efficiency of resource efficiency in the domestic construction industry. The first symposium was held on 13 April 2018 in the frame of the CONSTRUMA International Exhibition and Fair that is the largest annual event for the sector in Hungary. (daha&helliip;)
To understand the challenges and opportunities for industrial symbiosis you need to understand your value chain and where value for your sector is created. But just knowing your value chain may not be enough. Following the TIS structure of analysing your Technological Innovation System (TIS) you will be able to identify drivers and barriers for change. You will look at your actors and your value chain, but also at different networks, institutions and how a lack of knowledge and underdeveloped technology may be what is preventing change and hindering the development of industrial symbiosis.
In this new FISSAC report you will find an accessible introduction to the field of TIS and you can find a case study, explaining how the TIS methodology can be used in conjunction with a material journey, following a material from production to destruction and reuse.
We hope that this report and case study will help you in conducting your own analysis and developing your field of industrial symbiosis.
The purpose of this first multidisciplinary workshop will be to discuss together how companies in the construction and demolition sector can optimize their resources through the means of industrial symbiosis.
This is a participatory working session: attendees will have the opportunity to put their views on the table, and discuss together with other actors about new business models that promote the transformation of the construction sector towards more circularity.
- Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018
- Time: from 9:00 to 11:30 am
- Location: Instituto de Tecnología de la Construcción de Cataluña – ITeC
Wellington 19, Barcelona
Public transport: Metro L1 (Marina station), Tranvía T4 (Marina station)
- Programme: download here (in Spanish)
Confirmation is required: to confirm your attendance or if you have any questions about the event, do not hesitate to contact the Símbiosy team via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling 932 21 86 87.
We look forward to your presence!
A call for applications to an £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund brought together people from across the building, demolition, waste processing and glass industries on 24 October 2017. The workshop, organised by British Glass and Zero Waste Scotland, explored how flat glass recycling can be increased to support material efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions and energy use. (daha&helliip;)