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.
We are looking for a highly motivated Programme Manager to join our Circular Economy team and help reinforce our activities aiming to reduce the environmental footprint of buildings and construction products.
One by one, the European Union has been moving forward with its Circular Economy Action Plan, launched a year ago. However, the promised Strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment is nowhere to be found – and it has no defined timeline. NGOs and other concerned groups fear the Commission’s promise could come to nothing, with no meaningful action or legislation in sight.
31 signatories, representing a diverse range of stakeholders, call for delivery of EU Strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment in a letter  addressed to European Commission’s executive vice president Frans Timmermans, and commissioners Thierry Breton and Virginijus Sinkevičius.