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

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.
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Coordinator

INSTITUT BRUXELLOIS POUR LA GESTION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT-BRUSSELS INSTITUUT VOOR MILIEUBEHEER

Address

Avenue Du Port 86c
1000 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 065 768,66

Participants (15)

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EPEA NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 067 123,41

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 682 829,54

BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 995 395,48

STICHTING ZUYD HOGESCHOOL

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 348 449,30

IBM NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 654 605,88

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 1 033 177

RONNEBY KOMMUN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 508 654,23

SUNDAHUS I LINKOEPING AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 425 315,63

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 114 991,25

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 797 000,01

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 338 592,31

FONDACIJA ZA RAZVOJ ODRZIVOG DIZAJNA SARAJEVO

Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU Contribution

€ 500 882,79

DREES & SOMMER ADVANCED BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 289 056,25

BAM Construct UK Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 36 921,28

AURUBIS BULGARIA AD

Bulgaria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642384

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    28 February 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 918 629,77

  • EU contribution

    € 8 858 763,02

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT BRUXELLOIS POUR LA GESTION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT-BRUSSELS INSTITUUT VOOR MILIEUBEHEER

Belgium