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Circular City Week New York
May 3 @ 18:00 - 23:00
We are proud to announce that we will be a part of Circular City Week in New York 2 to 8 May 2022.
During Circular City Week, we invite you to the workshop “Circular Economy in the Building Industry – from Pilot to Mainstream” in an international context on May 3 from 12:00 – 17:00 EST.
During the last decade, the building industry has established a solid knowledge base within circular economy – both when it comes to design, materials, and documentation. However, these achievements have largely been accomplished through pilot projects, which in most cases have been based on financial subsidies. So how does the building industry organize itself in order to ensure a circular transition from pilot to mainstream projects and which sustainable business models needs to be developed? We invite you to a half day workshop at Circular City Week to take a deep dive into this discussion and work with the following two dilemmas:
- The market is responding to circular economy through an increasing demand for circular economy profiled projects. However, ensuring a reliable supply of circular materials to meet the demand is a challenge. How is this barrier addressed in order to ensure that it does not discourage developers’ movement from a linear to a circular business model?
- Innovation is key for the future circular market. Circular innovation has to a large extend been driven by start-ups and smaller agile companies. However, there is a risk that the larger companies are the only ones able to respond to an increasing circular demand. There is also a risk that larger companies will do this based on business models, which loses out on the innovation capacity that exits in the smaller companies. How can we create a circular market where the SME’s innovation capacity are integrated into a market led by larger companies?
The purpose of the workshop is to establish a roadmap, which identifies opportunities, barriers, legislative needs, and business models at different stages.