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.
Here you can read the report regarding the 2nd Living Lab organized on September 20, 2018, in Circular hub in Prague (Czech Republic):
On the 23-24th of October, a conference about industrial symbiosis is going to take place in Gothenburg along with the price giving for the Win Win Gothenburg Sustainability Award. The topic for this year’s price ceremony is “Collaboration in production”. The winner of the price in 2018 is Kalundborg Symbiosis from Denmark.
Fissac is going to be part of the program on the 23rd of October when the focus will mainly be on the building sector and circular material flows. Hifab AB is going to present FISSAC during the seminar, participate in the fair and will lead a workshop about working methods to increase circular material flows on the demolition site.
The conference is free of charge and is open for all who are interested, however, signing up is mandatory.
More information about the conference can be found here: http://winwingothenburgaward.com
“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 email@example.com