Circular Economy

Buildings & Construction

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.

What we are working on

  • Push for an ambitious EU strategy on circular construction;
  • Influence the revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) to include progressive requirements on circularity, as well as strict limits on substances of concern;
  • Contribute to the development of horizontal standardised methods for the assessment of the sustainability aspects of buildings and construction products under CEN/TC 350, in particular working on:
    • Assessing the Environmental performance of buildings (WG1);
    • Core rules for the environmental performance declaration of construction products (WG3);
    • the Framework for assessment of buildings and civil engineering works (WG7);
    • Sustainable refurbishment (WG8).

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.

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Contact person

Michael Neaves
Programme Manager+32 2 893 08 59

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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