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EC Circular Economy Principles for Buildings’ Design

The European Commission -DG GROW- has worked closely with several European stakeholdersit to present the document Circular Economy Principles for Buildings’ Degisng.
This document gathers all the points of view of the stakeholders involved in the construction sector, from its initial conception to the end of its useful life, in order to apply the principles of circular economy and resource efficiency.

Presentations of the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

To showcase the key deliverables achieved so far and to debate future deliverables with stakeholders, the Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee organised a Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference last 9-10 March 2017 in Brussels.

Draft reports of the study: Tools and/or guidelines for assessment of construction and demolition waste streams

Draft documentation presented in December 2016 by the project: Technical and economic study with regard to the development of specific tools and/or guidelines for assessment of construction and demolition waste streams prior to demolition or renovation of buildings and infrastructures.

EU Construction and demolition waste management protocol

The European Commission released last November 9th the EU Construction and Demolition Waste Protocol.

Resource efficiency workshop presentations

Presentations of the Resource efficiency workshop organized by Construction Products Europe on 22nd November, in Brussels.

Building materials used between 1950-1980 may contribute to PCB air pollution

A new study suggests that European buildings built in the 1950s, 60s and 70s may contribute towards levels of toxins in the body. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were found at elevated levels in children that lived in houses and studied in schools built during this period, before PCBs were more thoroughly regulated in the construction industry.

Case study: From recycling to product-service systems

This case study aims at analysing the characteristics of favourable innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems for the development of emerging industries and clusters in the area of circular economy.

Harmful polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons removed from soil using wastewater sludge and polyacrylamide

Wastewater sludge is widely used to remove toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from soil, and yet the mechanisms underlying this process remain unclear. A new study reveals the extent of PAH removal following different treatments, and could provide a useful resource for those looking to diminish the effects that these pollutants have both on people and on the environment.

European product standards and their relationship to regulation (EU) nº 305/2011

Position paper of the European Construction Industry Federation, FIEC, and Construction Products Europe, CPE, on European product standards and their relationship to regulation.

Market surveillance within the framework of regulation (EU)

Position paper of European Construction Industry Federation, FIEC, and Construction Products Europe, CPE, on the market surveillance system involving all Member States´authorities, the European Commission and relevant stakeholders.

European Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management Market Survey 2016

Results of the European nuclear decommissioning and waste management market survey 2016. The results are based in over 200 nuclear experts working in the international decommissioning industry.

European Construction Industry Federation, FIEC, Annual report 2015

Annual report 2015 of the European Construction Industry Federation, FIEC.