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.
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.
In June 2020, ECOS submitted feedback to the initial roadmap for the “Renovation Wave Initiative”. The Commission is expected to publish a final proposal by autumn 2020.