The Interreg 2 Seas project Circular Biobased Construction Industry (CBCI) investigates how to use raw materials in construction more efficiently in order to reduce CO2 emissions. Not just in the construction phase, but throughout the entire life cycle of a building. For the transition to a circular economy, an integral approach to circular and biobased construction is being developed, which forms the basis for the construction industry.
In Western Europe, the construction sector contributes to 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, and worldwide, one third of total raw material production is used in the construction sector. Sustainable bio-based building materials have enormous potential, both from an environmental and an economic perspective for companies. Before supporting constructions made of bio-based building materials are applied, there should be an initial investment in maintaining the constructive reliability over a longer period of time. The project Living Lab Structural Health in BioBased Constructions will give substance to this.