BAMB and the One Planet Network join forces to boost circularity in the built environment

Gepubliceerd op 29 Augustus 2018 | 12:15 uur door Lars Luscuere

The EU H2020 project BAMB (Buildings as Material Banks) and the One Planet Network are joining forces for a full-day event to boost circularity in the built environment. Key areas that will facilitate this systemic shift will be focused on: digitalization, circular building assessment and public procurement. During the day the participant will be able to learn from ongoing exemplary initiatives and debate how currently available tools are supporting a systemic shift towards circularity in the built environment. The BAMB team will present their core results and share experiences from pilot projects in order to demonstrate how BAMB tools can help you take significant steps on the path towards a circular future. One Planet Network will introduce the approach of and good circular practices from three global programmes on buildings, procurement and tourism that are committed to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production in both developed and developing countries. This event aims at sharing knowledge and showcasing tools that are already available for circular construction. – “The objective is to learn from different approaches and build a road towards a circular construction sector that can provide climate positive solutions in a resource positive way.” says Molly Steinlage, BAMB Project Coordinator. – “To achieve this, awareness must still be further raised amongst all stakeholders in the built environment world-wide and the whole value network must be committed to developing processes that will take us closer to our goal of circularity.” continues Pekka Huovila, coordinator of the Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme of the One Planet Network. He continues, - “A lot has already been achieved, but to succeed, we need everyone’s active participation”. The day will be split into key note speaker, panel and parallel sessions. The event will be held in Brussels, Belgium on the 20th of September 2018.

Find out more:

Contact information: BAMB Project Coordinator
BAMB – Buildings As Material Banks
Molly Steinlage
Phone: +32 2 5634201

SBC Programme Coordinator Green Building Council Finland Pekka Huovila Phone: +358 40 546 0855

The BAMB Project– Buildings as Material Banks Imagine a world where buildings are seen as material banks! Whether an industry becomes circular or not depends on the value of the materials within it, worthless materials are waste while valuable materials are recovered. A building that is being renovated or demolished should not be seen as a cost, but rather as an asset and source of valuable materials. In order to change this, the BAMB innovation project has developed tools such as Materials Passports, Reversible Building Design tools and Circular Building Assessment methodologies. These tools are tested in 6 pilot projects to show that a circular construction industry is really possible! BAMB – Buildings As Material Banks, is part of the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme bringing 15 partners from 7 European countries together for one mission – to move the building industry towards a circular economy. Participating partners BAMB

The One Planet Network According to World Economy Forum adopting circular economy principles could significantly enhance global construction industry productivity, saving at least US$ 100 billion a year. The One Planet Network is a multi-stakeholder partnership for sustainable development, generating collective impact through its six programmes: Public Procurement, Buildings and Construction, Tourism, Food Systems, Consumer Information, and Lifestyles and Education. The One Planet Network has chosen circular economy as a focus area for collaboration among its six Programmes to pursue more sustainable production and consumption patterns. The Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme aims to set up a platform for a worldwide network of experts to support and maximise the benefits of circular economy in the built environment globally.