New Circular Economy Business Model for More Sustainable Urban Construction

Cinderela Services

The CinderOSS service is envisaged as a whole service supporting the CinderCEBM and ensuring its environmental, social and economic feasibility. Implementation of the CinderOSS service depends on the industrial partners who have an economic interest in the implementation of the CinderCEBM.


The CinderOSS service was designed as a one-stop-shop service offering different types of support in the search for optimal solutions. The ICT/BIM support will enable the development of a digital business environment (analysing the availability of waste and the demand for construction products, connecting together all the actors along the value and supply chain), and facilitating the recognition of SRM based products, as well as increased confidence among end-users in the construction sector (designers, investors, and construction companies). The research and development part of the service will look for the production potential and usefulness of SRM whereas legislative, administrative and commercialization support will be used look for the possibilities of different methods for incentivisation (developing demand side measures) and the development of presently lacking legislative and administrative procedures (nationally and EU wide). 


If a business model is to be feasible in different environments of its implementation, there is a basic need for a modular approach to achieve the appropriate flexibility. In the case of the CinderCEBM it is necessary to take into account the fact that, in different regions across Europe, the availability of input materials varies a great deal (e.g. in the Netherlands the recycling of CDW is already widespread, while in south Europe their use is usually lower). For this reason three different locations were chosen in order to verify the CinderCEBM in large-scale technological demonstrations accompanying with its economic assessments (Slovenia, Croatia and Spain), and simulation of Cinder CEBM will modelled in three further cities (Italy, Poland and the Netherlands) and simulated on other EU counties, in order to prove the flexibility of the model. Having a business model offering solutions for different problems, ample support for implementation is needed.




Tuesday 07 August 2018 - Last edit: Friday 31 August 2018