The successful results of FISSAC have been presented in the last ACR+ publication.
“Sustainable construction guidelines for public authorities – A circular economy perspective” aims to help public authorities navigate through sustainable construction, understand what it means and determine how to encourage it. The guidelines are especially targeted at local and regional authorities as they play a crucial role in the whole construction life cycle not only by stimulating innovation and cooperation between all actors but also because they work close to citizens. Unlike most of the literature on the topic, these guidelines are focusing on circularity and material resources efficiency, instead of covering only energy efficiency extensively. Even more, “Sustainable construction guidelines for public authorities – A circular economy perspective” goes beyond waste to integrate the whole value chain of the construction sector.
The construction value chain is characterized by a wide variety of stakeholders: exploring the industrial symbiosis in that sector represents an inspiring challenge to which the H2020 FISSAC consortium has faced since September 2015, when the project was officially launched. Industrial symbiosis can undoubtedly contribute to converting the sector of construction in a sustainable system.