Our Approach / Strategic Agendas
Circular Construction

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Building, housing and infrastructure structurs make up a significant part of the Fleming's carbon footprint.

  • of all raw materials worldwide, 50% are used in the construction sector
  • some 33% of waste and material flows released in Europe come from construction
  • the way we build and live also has a major impact on our carbon footprint (36%), energy consumption (40%) and water consumption (33%).

The construction sector in Flanders is often locally organized. Entrepreneurs take decisions autonomous, often controlling the entire building process from design to construction.  This allows to close cycles in the value chain more easily.

So by focusing on circular construction, we are resolutely opting for maximum impact in Flanders.

Our definition of circular constuction

Circular construction is a building practice that aims to use resources efficiently and effectively to create or at least preserve economic, social and ecological (added) value. This is done taking into account the existing heritage and future opportunities specific to our building world. We do this through intense cooperation within the value network" (definition Green Deal Circular Construction, 2020)