Digital Building Logbooks (DBLs) are increasingly important for the construction sector, and they are recommended in key strategic European policies – including the Renovation Wave and the latest revision of the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive. DBLs centralize access to information and can cluster digital product passports, energy performance certificates and renovation roadmaps – streamlining the communication between construction stakeholders.
In the European project Demo-BLog, EnergyVille / VITO and Block Materials are partnering to develop and implement an automated circularity potential assessment for DBLs, and to demonstrate how handling and digitalization of materials and building components can improve resource efficiency – facilitating future reuse and value retention.
To unlock the full potential of DBLs as drivers of circularity, however, future developments of DBLs need to support the balancing act on operational and embodied impacts – such as carbon – and enable multiple life cycles, to make the most of the resources already existing and avoid disposal and loss of value.
This comes with new challenges related to effectively transforming data into actionable information, improving the user experience and enhancing interoperability with sustainability assessment tools and with reuse marketplaces. Challenges which combine to be our driver to organise an inspiring Co-Creation workshop – especially for architects – on October 5, 2023 at in Brussels.
Architects are essential stakeholders in the development of future solutions that consider circularity in the construction sector. That is why we are organising this inspiring Co-Creation workshop especially for them, cordially inviting them to participate.
Are you an architect?
Then do join us on Thursday October 5, 2023 at Hoek 38 in Brussels.
- We aim at gathering valuable insights on the perceptions, motivations, barriers and opportunities related to the reuse of building materials and components. So, this Co-Creation workshop is an excellent opportunity for you to share your own practical experience in reusing building materials and components.
- The workshop will provide a platform for open discussion and sharing of lessons learned when it comes to integrating circularity in architecture processes. As such, you too will be able to reap the synergetic benefits that will flow this inspiring exchange.
- The program will also feature a demonstration of CIRDAX – a software tool for material passports, created by Block Materials – which will showcase how it can contribute to achieve architects’ circularity ambitions.
- 14:00 Welcome
- 14:15 Co-Creation session
- 15:30 Coffee break
- 15:45 Informative session
- Driving circularity forward: EnergyVille / VITO’s innovative approaches by Michiel Ritzen, Senior Expert Circularity & Sustainable Built Environment at EnergyVille / VITO
- Demo-BLog: developing and demonstrating digital building logbooks by Steven Claes, R&D Professional Sustainable Built Environment at EnergyVille / VITO
- CIRDAX digital solutions for the reuse of building materials by Simon Duindam, CFO at Block Materials
- Unlocking the Potential of Woningpas for Architects by Tine Vande Casteele, Project Manager at VEKA
- Q&A on Reuse, Circularity & Digital Building Logbooks
- 17:30 Networking over drinks
Participate for free & claim your gift
Participation in this event is free. Plus, as a token of appreciation for your time and collaboration, we will be glad to offer you a free trial period of the CIRDAX software tool.
To that end, however, your registration is required: