Bringing Circularity into Construction Industry
Half of the Earth’s raw materials are used for construction and demolition & construction waste accounts for about a third of all waste generated. Buildings are also a major source of energy consumption as 40% of energy is consumed in buildings.
This makes it obvious that there is large potential for circularity in all phases in the life cycle of buildings. Existing buildings and infrastructure also form an important materials bank.
To transform the construction industry, new innovations are needed. We have chosen 5 Nordic circular startups to demonstrate to you what kind of concrete solutions exists for the different parts of the building’s life cycle; design, production of building materials, building, use and repair and demolition.
Our expert panelists Ismo Tiittanen, YIT Vice President, Strategy and executive support and Amanda Borneke, entrepreneur and advocate for sustainable construction practices in Sweden, will be adding their input to these startups.