Policies and Standards

Background

BAMB´s mission is to enable the shift to a circular building sector. EU as well as many national, regional and local governments see the advantages and need for a circular economy. The environmental and financial gains associated with a circular economy is in the best interest of society.

Environment, jobs, climate change and resource security are some of the often quoted incentives for authorities to strive for a circular economy. Governments on different levels can affect preconditions for a circular building sector through different incentives, policies, standards and regulations.

Policies and Standards

Policies and standards will have a crucial impact on the applicability of dynamic and circular building design. BAMB will investigate the impact of current legislation and standards on the implementation of circular and dynamic buildings at different policy levels (from EU to local) and for different links in the value chain.

This analysis and interaction with different stakeholders and policy platforms will lead to suggestions for the future development of policies and standards that will better favour the applicability of dynamic and circular building design.

The suggested future policies and standards will not only respond directly to existing barriers identified, but will also reinforce existing regulations and cover areas that are not yet regulated.

The suggestions for future policies and standards will be assessed with regard to how they can facilitate transition towards circular and dynamic buildings, their effect on waste reduction and the reduction of the use of virgin resources, as well as their impact on different stakeholders.

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Get involved in the BAMB project by joining the Stakeholder Network.

Who can join? Participation in the Stakeholder Network is open to all stakeholders in the building and construction industry, interested in exchanging ideas and knowledge and discussing the information and data needs necessary to enhance the European knowledge base.