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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Conversion of polyurethane foam wastes to polyols

RAMPF Group, Inc. has pioneered the technology to upcycle polyurethane (PU) wastes generated by foam manufacturers and converting them to polyols utilizing multifunctional plants for the upcycling process.   The international RAMPF Group, a partner in the ICEBERG...

The sustainable construction and rehabilitation of buildings, at the heart of the European Green Deal

Sustainable construction is one of Europe’s commitments on its roadmap for the progressive decarbonisation of the economy. In fact, along with the rehabilitation of existing buildings, it is one of the backbones of the European Green Deal and the driving...

“One of our main achievements to date is the production of recycled gypsum with high purity levels of 96-97% at laboratory scale”

Mohamed Osmani, a partner on the ICEBERG project, is Professor of Sustainable Design and Construction in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University, UK.Professor Osmani’s research and collaborative interdisciplinary projects...

Carbonation of concrete aggregates

Within the framework of the ICEBERG project, VITO and Orbix are working on an innovative way to produce high-grade recycled concrete aggregate assuring the quality of the RCA Jef Bergmans, Debabrata Gosh (VITO), Peter Van Mierloo (Orbix) Concrete accounts for about...

A recipe for circular buildings

Discover what the EU HOUSEFUL project is doing in Spain and Austria for a more sustainable housing sector At EU level, the housing sector is responsible for 9% of GDP, but it also uses 50% of the extracted materials, 40% and 30% of available energy and water...

Digital Deconstruction project

Advanced digital solutions supporting reuse and high-quality recycling of building materials In close partnership within Interreg North West Europe’s Digital Deconstruction (DDC)project, 14 project partners are developing an open-source software system to make...
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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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