Circular B: Implementation of Circular Economy in the Built Environment [CA21103]

Call: OC-2021-1

Governments and society require a more efficient and sustainable built environment. An emergent trend is the Circular Economy (CE), which aims at decoupling economic growth from resource consumption. Construction has been identified as a field of action by the European Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). However, the lack of a common understanding and open tools to classify buildings’ circularity, at any stage in their lifecycle, is a barrier in the application of circular thinking. Thus, this Action aims at defining the methodology to develop an international circularity framework for new and existing buildings to support decision making and assess the implementation level of CEAP. It will be based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), selected according to international best practices, current CE state-of-the-art, CEAP, and COST countries’ construction practices.

This project is supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). COST is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.