New announcement
The Blueprint Projects will present at WCEF2024 on 17 April in Brussels

Jury and selection process

The Circular Buildings Coalition (CBC) aims to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy in the built environment. To achieve this goal, we invited industry frontrunners—projects and initiatives—to share their ideas on creating demand and overcoming existing barriers. 57 Blueprint Projects were shared and evaluated based on their public value, transition alignment, feasibility, organisation-solution fit, uniqueness and impact.

The Blueprint Projects were presented to a selection committee of representatives from the CBC consortium and funders: Metabolic, Circle Economy Foundation, Arup, WorldGBC, WBCSD and Laudes Foundation. After careful deliberation, the committee selected ten of the projects to progress to Phase One of the Blueprint Projects in which they produced and published whitepapers.

The Blueprint Projects

The Circular Buildings Coalition received 57 submissions to the Open Call for Blueprint Projects, from which we selected ten initiatives to participate in the first phase of the programme. Each selected project has now published a whitepaper. This phase is guided by Metabolic Ventures. Learn more about the winning projects and read their whitepapers below.
A Dutch foundation that aims to identify how community land trusts (CLTs) can overcome barriers to circular construction by fostering collective ownership, stewardship and governance.
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The project of this Swiss Foundation will devise guidelines for PaaS contract development in Europe, aiming at creating a collaborative space for a wider uptake of this business model.
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Project by Circotrade
A company from France that captures buildings’ unrealised value by listing, gauging and trading its components via an innovative futures contract. In this way, it boosts the uptake of secondary construction materials and products.
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Project by Concular GmbH
This German company develops insurance that covers the warranty of reclaimed construction materials. This lowers the risk of buying secondary materials and facilitates their wider adoption.
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Project by Gearcraft
In this project, Dutch and German stakeholders join hands to make Facades-as-a-Service a common practice, demonstrating the business case and sustainability rationale of this ownership scheme.
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This organisation cultivates secondary material markets with Construction Material Exchange, a digital platform connecting stakeholders to exchange or trade excess and reclaimed construction materials.
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Project by ReLondon
The ‘London Circular Construction Coalition’ project zeroes in on the public sector, fostering demand and supply of secondary construction materials in London and creating a digital infrastructure to spur collaboration between private and public actors.
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Project by SURA Impact
This Belgian pilot project, Material As A Service Company (MASCO), co-finances upfront investments for circular materials, lowering investment barriers and allowing secondary materials to compete effectively with virgin ones.
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With its programme, The Building Passport Alignment Project (BPAP), buildings can exchange digital information with investors, supporting the reporting requirements for sustainable finance and driving investment in circular and sustainable buildings.
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Project by Zupply
This Danish start-up facilitates a take-back scheme for construction materials, allowing suppliers to reclaim components from demolished buildings through a digital network.
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