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



Million of euros

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Colruyt Group is investing in circular building methods and materials

Colruyt Group, a partner in the ICEBERG project, aspires to be a reference point for sustainable entrepreneurship and consumption. The environmental impact of the buildings and sustainable material management are also part of this. To achieve its goal, the group is...

Ihobe organises sessions on selective demolition and waste separation in construction sites

There will be three training session on 31 May, and 1 and 2 June, via Zoom The Basque Government's Public Society of Environmental Management - Ihobe, which leads the communication, scientific dissemination and awareness-raising activities of the ICEBERG project, has...

ICEBERG project is now on the RMIS platform

The ICEBERG project has taken another step in the communication and dissemination of its objectives and progress, and all the information is now available on the RMIS (Raw Materials Information System) platform run by the European Commission. It is the reference...

World Circular Economy Forum + Climate

The crucial role of a circular economy in achieving climate neutrality   Next month, on April 15th and 16th, the Netherlands and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra will welcome representatives of governments, international organisations, knowledge institutes, the...

RAMPF – Pioneering the Chemical Recycling of Building Materials

RAMPF Eco Solutions has been tasked to develop chemical solutions for the recycling of building materials in the EU backed project ICEBERG. Using solvolysis, the company based in Pirmasens, Germany, is producing high-quality alternative polyols from post-consumer...

European Green Week 2021: ZERO POLLUTION, for healthier people and a healthier planet

The European Commission has launched a new edition of European Green Week 2021 #EUGreenWeek which will take place in all EU member states from May 31 to June 4. Under the slogan "Zero Pollution Ambition", it will be an opportunity to engage organisations and the...
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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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