The European project aims to raise social awareness in the field of sustainability in the construction sector, through the use of a circular model, instead of the traditional and obsolete linear model (extract – make – use – waste).
The new circular economy model applied to the construction industry proposes to reuse or recycle materials that are not usable, in order to avoid wasting raw materials and to get the best possible performance out of buildings. In this sense, Green Growth proposes the implementation of this system in training, as a necessary step to drive change and promote a more resilient sector.
In line with this objective, on March 26th the project was presented at the 6th International Conference on Technological Innovation in Building (CITE 2021). The perfect platform, via online, to discuss the latest developments in the field of projects and innovations in new technologies applied to building, architecture, engineering and research.
More than 60 attendees gathered to listen to the presentations of experts from the sector who presented some of the most cutting-edge initiatives in this field. Together with Green Growth, the RCdiGreen project was also presented, which is working on the design of a strategy for the recovery of Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) based on the principles of the circular economy. Both projects are led by the Construction Labour Foundation and focus on promoting sustainable construction.