Our goal is to apply circular principles at building and product level. Construction products should be made from low-carbon, sustainable and non-toxic materials, and should be easy to repair and reuse. Buildings should not only be energy-efficient but also designed in a circular way.
ECOS also works on Construction Product Standards using high-impact resources such as steel, cement and concrete, see our Energy Intensive Industries section for more information.
Our annual conference, held online on 29 September 2020, gathered over 140 participants and a wide range of stakeholders. Whether you missed it or would like to dip back into the topic - our conference summary is ready for you to be explored!
Cement, concrete, steel beams, windows, bricks, doors, roof tiles... Life would be quite different without construction products; they are essential components of buildings, tunnels and bridges. However, they also have a major environmental impact.
ECOS provided feedback to the European Commission, advocating for environmental sustainability requirements to be a central part of the revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), now under consultation.