Circular Buildings

Circular Buildings

This project aims to develop decision support tools to promote the increase of material reuse and the reduction in waste production in the Construction sector

The Smart Waste Portugal Association, in collaboration with 3drivers - Engineering, Innovation and Environment, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and the Portuguese Technology Platform for Construction (PTPC), is developing the Circular Buildings project, financed by the EEA Grants.

These tools will facilitate the definition of building materials passports and the calculation of circularity and material, water and energy efficiency indicators. A tool for assessing the environmental and economic benefits associated with circularity in buildings will also be developed.

The project will also include a demonstration project where these tools will be applied. The team will follow the planning and construction stages in order to characterize the material dimension of the building. In this process, the building's passport and the associated potential environmental and economic benefits would be determined.

The project, which started in May, will run for twelve months and will feature two public events that aim to present the objectives and results of the initiative.

The Environment Programme supports this project within the scope of the Small Grants Scheme#2, which aims to finance projects that focus on priority areas for reducing plastics in the oceans and promoting awareness of the challenges related to plastics in the oceans and proposing solutions.

Under the EEA Grants 2014-2021, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, as donor Countries, finance, in 15 Member States of the European Union, initiatives and projects with the objective of reducing social and economic disparities by strengthening bilateral relations with beneficiary Countries.

Know more about EEA Grants.