New Circular Economy Business Model for More Sustainable Urban Construction


The overall objective of the CINDERELA is to unlock the potential for a resource-efficient urban and peri- urban construction sector by developing new circular business model CinderCEBm using SRM based construction products produced from different waste streams within urban and peri-urban area. By combining different waste streams and utilization of CinderOSS service the project aims to create new more sustainable market and new consumption pattern in construction sector. This includes the recovery of construction & demolition waste, certain industrial wastes, inert heavy fraction from municipal solid waste (i.e. heavy fraction) and sewage sludge from waste water treatment for production of recycled aggregates, manufactured aggregates, recycled soil and building composites (i.e. tailored mixtures made from the above-mentioned recycled wastes in different combinations and ratios). CinderOSS service will comprise four different modules, including ICT and BIM support platform for creating a digital business ecosystem to improve the whole value and supply chain and thus, more efficiently including actors, relevant stakeholders and building end-users confidence.

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).