Construction

The built environment, together with civil and hydraulic engineering, is responsible for about 50% of raw material consumption in the Netherlands. In addition, the built environment uses about 40% of the total amount of energy and 30% of all the water. Besides new construction projects, much work needs to be done on existing buildings over the coming years, for instance to help create a zero-energy built environment. This enormous challenge offers the construction sector many opportunities to get started with circular principles.

Tips

  • Explain to the market why your organisation wants a circular building. Determine on which aspect your focus should be, based on your needs and the scope of your tender: for example, reuse of existing material or future disassembly.
  • Get inspired by visiting one of the circular buildings. Most project managers will be happy to tell you their story and show you around!

Inspiring Examples

Background Information

Factsheet - Creating buildings with positive impacts (BAMB)

The aim of this publication is to provide tools to generate a big healthy footprint for buildings. The focus is planning, financing and goal setting for development and renovation. Limited guidance is also provided for the construction, operations and decommissioning phases.

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