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Circular Construction in Regenerative Cities (CIRCuIT)
Organisations from across London, Copenhagen, Hamburg and the Helsinki Region have partnered in a four-year (2019-2023) collaborative project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme called CIRCuIT - Circular Construction in Regenerative Cities: https://www.circuit-project.eu/
The project aims are to:
- Increase the regenerative capacity of cities
- Reduce the yearly consumption of virgin raw material by 20% in new builds
- Show cost savings of 15%
- Urban mining and reverse cycles (the re-use and recycling of materials);
- Extending building life through transformation and refurbishment; and
- Designing for disassembly and flexible construction (to make the other two interventions easier in the future).
- Bridge the gap between implementation of individual pilots and realisation of actual circular and regenerative cities – so scaling up to show how circular building practice can transform cities and regions at scale
- Demonstrate the application of current and future developed tools and instruments for circular built environment – so converting cutting edge theory into practice
- Developing recommendations, tools and resources including public procurement criteria and roadmaps
- Establishing a Circularity Hub – a suite of data platforms including a data atlas, dashboard, citizen engagement portal, materials exchange platform and wiki
- Setting up a knowledge sharing structure which will include training focused at municipalities and establishing networks across Europe.
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