Archive | Circular Economy

In a circular economy, we use natural raw materials again and again until we give them back to nature. And use technical materials over and over again to avoid needing new. The construction world is difficult because the products in which raw materials are processed, mostly are also mixed with each other.

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Will the real circular building provider and materials expert please stand up!

(As published earlier on the CircularCity website) I have had a strange dream last night. On the sidewalk I almost ran into to a man who was looking really pleased at a newly refurbished façade. “What exactly do you see?”, I asked him. “A beautiful piece of craftsmanship”, was his answer and he told me […]

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Material value and reuse? The end-user couldn’t care less. Or otherwise?

(As published earlier on the CircularCity website) For you as an end-user without any influence, a building holds little value, so you will not care much about what happens to it later on. This puts you in direct opposition to the investor, although he has hardly any problems with throwing materials away. Currently, as an end-user […]

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Home buying differently: Why buy the road when you only want to drive?

Imagine this! You are looking for a new car because your two children sitting in the backseat will soon be three. But before you can choose a car, you will have to build the road first. That sounds absurd, doesn’t it? And yet that is exactly how the traditional building world often works. BRIQS is committed […]

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How to increase your influence and options with Open Buildings

Can I ask you something? Who do you think is the best sponsor when it comes to your new home or workplace? Is that the investor, developer, architect or contractor? No, that really is you! For years BRIQS has been arguing passionately for more influence for you in the development and construction process. Experience and research […]

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