Circular Economy in the Flemish Construction Industry
An insight into the opportunities for a future-oriented construction industry
Create more impact through circular strategies in the construction industry.
As a construction professional you play an important part in the pursuit of a more sustainable future in Flanders. The construction sector in Europe is currently responsible for 40% of greenhouse gases, 1/3 of water use and 50% of material flows. We want to do something about that quickly, together with you.
Circular building strategies allow us to think about, among other things:
How we can use less materials
How we can produce less waste
How we can avoid vacancy
A circular construction sector guarantees economic growth and long-term employment. In addition, we create a positive impact on the climate and the environment.
Do you want to know more?
Then quickly download the whitepaper for construction professionals! This white paper gives you more insight into how you can apply circular strategies.
Do you want to know more about circular construction? Get inspired and download our whitepaper for construction professionals.
Circular construction? These companies already did it!
Circular Flanders and OVAM support innovative circular projects. Between 2017 and 2019, 188 projects have already been subsidised. About 20% of this was for construction projects. Be inspired by the companies below to get started with circular strategies.
A unique click system
Facadeclick developed a click system for simple and ecological construction. The jointless facade system does not connect the bricks with mortar. The facade can easily be dismantled and reused.
Werflink has an online sharing platform where construction companies share material, infrastructure and surpluses at a local level. In this way they strive for less waste, fewer emissions and less wastage.