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Buildings as Material Banks: Integrating Materials Passports with Reversible Building Design to Optimise Circular Industrial Value Chains

Objective

The aims of BAMB (Buildings as Material Banks) are the prevention of construction and demolition waste, the reduction of virgin resource consumption and the development towards a circular economy through industrial symbiosis, addressing the challenges mentioned in the Work Programme on Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials. The focus of the project is on building construction and process industries (from architects to raw material suppliers).
The BAMB-project implements the principles of the waste hierarchy: the prevention of waste, its reuse and recycling. Key is to improve the value of materials used in buildings for recovery. This is achieved by developing and integrating two complementary value adding frameworks, (1) materials passports and (2) reversible building design. These frameworks will be able to change conventional (cradle-to-grave) building design, so that buildings can be transformed to new functions (extending their life span) or disassembled to building components or material feedstock that can be upcycled in new constructions (using materials passports). This way, continuous loops of materials are created while large amounts of waste will be prevented.
Activities from research to market introduction are planned. Fundamental knowledge gaps should be bridged in order to introduce both frameworks on the market. Advanced ICT tools and management models will enable market uptake and the organization of circular value chains in building and process industries. New business models for (circular) value chains will be developed and tested on selected materials. The inclusion of strategic partners along the value chains in an industrial board will maximize market replicability potential, while several (mostly privately funded) building pilots will demonstrate the potential of the new techniques. Awareness will be raised to facilitate the transition towards circularity by policy reform and changing consumer behavior.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biological behavioural sciences/ethology/biological interaction
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling

Call for proposal

H2020-WASTE-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

BRUXELLES ENVIRONNEMENT - LEEFMILIEU BRUSSEL
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Avenue Du Port 86C
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 065 768,66

Participants (15)

EPEA NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 067 123,41
Address
Lichttoren 32
5611 BJ Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 682 829,54
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 995 395,48
Address
Bucknalls Lane Garston
WD25 9XX Watford
Activity type
Other
STICHTING ZUYD HOGESCHOOL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 348 449,30
Address
Nieuw Eyckholt 300
6419 DJ Heerlen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBM NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 654 605,88
Address
Johan Huizingalaan 765
1066VH Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 033 177
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RONNEBY KOMMUN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 508 654,23
Address
Stadshuset
37280 Ronneby
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SUNDAHUS I LINKOEPING AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 425 315,63
Address
Teknikringen 10
58330 Linkoeping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 114 991,25
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 797 000,01
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 338 592,31
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDACIJA ZA RAZVOJ ODRZIVOG DIZAJNA SARAJEVO
Bosnia and Herzegovina
EU contribution
€ 500 882,79
Address
Patriotske Lige 33
71000 Sarajevo
Activity type
Research Organisations
DREES & SOMMER ADVANCED BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 289 056,25
Address
Obere Waldplaetze 11
70569 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAM Construct UK Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 36 921,28
Address
Breakspear Park, Breakspear Way
HP24FL Hemel Hempstead
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AURUBIS BULGARIA AD

Participation ended

Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Industrial Zone
2070 Pirdop
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)