New Circular Economy Business Model for More Sustainable Urban Construction

Zavod za Gradbenistvo Slovenije (Coordinator)

One of the core activities of ZAG is developing high standard in sustainable construction, including increasing resource efficiency and closing loops based on its knowledge and experience in immobilization processes, material characterization and other technological and non- technological (awareness raising, legislation development, support to business and others). 

Involvement in the project ZAG will be coordinator of the project, including all aspects of project managing. This is based on involvement and coordination of numerous EU- and national-funded projects in past 20 years. Beside project coordination, ZAG will lead the following research and technological activities: (i) characterization and validation of waste properties according to its potential for use as SRMbased raw materials, (ii) development of tailored made recipes for SRM based construction products according to availability and needed properties for intended use, testing and their assessment, (iii) planning, leading and supervising real-scale demonstrations. ZAG will also contribute to (iv) material flow data in urban and peri-urban environments with focus on their future implementation, (v) assessing framework for sustainable urban and peri-urban construction (providing information on assessed needs, barriers, encouragements, legal perspectives, innovation potential in the field in different parts of Europe as well as technical data); (vi) contribute to the development, optimisation and exploitation of CinderCEBM and CinderOSS service; (vii) support assessment of sustainability of CinderCEBM from the point of whole value chain of products as well as from the point of service; (viii) development of proposal for suitable side demand measures (e.g. GPP criteria, EoW protocols, awareness raising, communication and training tools) and will contribute to (ix) active communication, dissemination and exploitation, upgrading their existing global, European and national communication channels. All these will be done based on scientific and research excellence, technological development, business supporting (including different types of certification and approvals issuing, independent supervision), communication , training and awareness raising as well as supporting national and EU based policy and legislation development.