Innovative Circular Economy Based solutions demonstrating the Efficient recovery of valuable material Resources from the Generation of representative End-of-Life building materials


Circular case studies



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“ICEBERG aims to achieve 35 innovative results from real applications to improve circularity in the construction sector”

35 public and private organisations from ten countries are taking part in the ICEBERG project, which is funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (contract 869336). It aims to look at the recycling and recovery of some of the most...

Exchange of experiences between three Horizon 2020 projects to improve circularity in the construction sector

On March 9, the ICEBERG Project will take part in an online forum organised by the European project VEEP and the “European Portal for Energy Efficiency in Buildings – EU Build Up”, in which the experiences of VEEP and two other Horizon 2020 projects in promoting...

Experience sharing at the closing event of the LIFE-REPOLYUSE project to reuse polyurethane in construction

On 17 December, David García Estévez (TECNALIA), manager of the ICEBERG Project, was a guest speaker at the closing event of the European LIFE-REPOLYUSE project. The keynote speech entitled “EU Policies for a Digital and Ecological Transition in Construction” was...

Viuda de Sainz, a partner in the ICEBERG project, has patented a model for a reusable bridge in works

Viuda de Sainz, a Basque company that forms part of the ICEBERG consortium, has designed and patented a model for a removable and reusable bridge that does not generate waste. It is a project designed by its R&D&I department to improve the environmental...

Keraben Grupo presents the ICEBERG Project at the INNOTRANSFER Sustainable Habitat Forum

On 10 November, Luis Guaita, the R&D&i director at Keraben Grupo, a Spanish partner of the ICEBERG Project, took part in the INNOTRANSFER forum, an initiative to promote the transfer of knowledge and technology developed by the science parks of the Autonomous...

Lezama Demoliciones, an Iceberg Project partner, winner of the Best Demolition Job 2020

Lezama Demoliciones, a Basque company belonging to the ICEBERG consortium, has been awarded the AEDED Prize for the Best Demolition Job 2020, for its work in the dismantling and demolition of the former Foix thermal power plant (Cubelles, Barcelona), owned by Endesa...
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The project

Based on volume, Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) is the largest waste stream in the EU. Proper management of CDW and recycled materials can have major benefits in terms of sustainability and the quality of life. It also can provide major benefits for the EU construction and recycling industry, as it boosts demand for recycled building materials.

This project aims to develop and demonstrate novel cost-effective circular smart solutions for an upgraded recovery of secondary building raw materials along the entire circular value chain: from end-of-life building materials (EBM) to new building products prepared for circularity, resource-efficiency and containing 30wt% to 100wt% of high-purity (>92%) recycled content. This will be undertaken through 6 pilot circular case studies, covering building materials accounting for more than 85% by weight of the European built environment. ICEBERG will also contribute to raising building circularity awareness among the stakeholder communities (local authorities, professionals, students and final building users).

ICEBERG will to make significant advances in the uptake of the circular economy in the building industry through the development of innovative circular reverse logistics’ tools and high-value secondary raw materials production technologies to establish market confidence and acceptability of recycled End-of-Life building materials.

A circular approach across the entire value chain with 3 Innovation keys


Sensors, artificial intelligence and blockchain to ensure greater information capture, process optimization and traceability to guarantee greater confidence in terms of quality throughout the value chain of resources and products for building.


Advanced technologies for the classification and purification of resources from the end of life of construction products.


Eco-design of new products and systems for building to incorporate the new criteria of circularity in the industrial manufacturing processes of the target products.

Case studies

ICEBERG solutions will be demonstrated (at TRL7) through 6 case studies across different locations in Europe (Finland, The Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Spain/France and Turkey) representing common European building typologies (residential and non-residential), execution practices and multiple building materials accounting for more than 85% of the European built environment.

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ICEBERG consortium is a big team in direct relation to the scope and ambition of the project

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