Useful links

Circular construction

Circular Flanders is the hub and the inspiration for the Flemish circular economy. It is a partnership of governments, companies, civil society, and the knowledge community that will take action together.

The Flemish Construction Confederation blogs on circular building topics in Flanders.

CE Top Tips offers a series of practical tips – for Clients, the Design Team, Contractors, Material and Product Manufacturers, and Demolition Contractors. The various tips can also be used as a checklist.

Architectura posts several times a month news about circular projects or events in Belgium.

Platform CB'23 wants to connect construction-wide parties with circular ambitions. The aim is to draw up national (NL), construction sector-wide agreements on circular construction before 2023. 

In this research project, financed by Flanders Circular, WTCB, in collaboration with Groep Van Roey, has set up a database of circular processes, realisations and materials, collected from practice.

Government documents on circular building

Europe

Circular Economy - Implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan

Towards a circular economy: promote sustainable economic growth and generate new jobs.

Flanders

Circular Flanders - Bouwen in de circulaire economie

Flemish Government - Industrie 4.0

Brussels

Brussels in transition to a circular economy - Construction Sector

The Netherlands

National Office for Enterprising Netherlands - Circular Building

Summary

Circular Policy Action Brief - World Business Council
for Sustainable Development

Circular building projects

Atelier Circulair

In eight workshops, a learning network of architects in Flanders and Brussels discusses various topics related to circular construction.

Sure 2050

Strategies to make public buildings future-proof (Flanders)

Plug-N-Harvest

An EU project that has as aim to develop a modular facade panel which is able to adapt and to provide high energy use reductions and high energy harvesting.

AIM-ES

A project by BrusselsRetrofitXL. They developed innovative techniques for the retrofitting of building envelopes: Architectural Industrialized Multifunctional Envelope Systems (AIM-ES).

RE4

The main purpose of project is to develop a RE4 prefabricated energy-efficient building concept that can be easily assembled and disassembled for future reuse. Funded by Horizon 2020.

© 2020 Charlotte Cambier. Created within the framework of a PhD research, funded by FWO Research Foundation Flanders.