On February 10 2020, France enacted the law on the circular economy and on its fight against waste (la loi relative à la lutte contre le gaspillage et à l’économie circulaire). This law aims to promote reuse in the construction sector, which today represents 14% of waste production in France.
Why do we urge to accelerate the development of reuse in the building sector ? What are the obstacles and opportunities for the reuse of construction materials? What are successful examples of buildings constructed through reuse? Find ou in this article!
The concept of circular economy is becoming increasingly important in the construction sector. Opposing the classic linear economy model (extract, produce, consume, throw away), this concept is based on seven main pillars: ecodesign (minimizing environmental impacts from the development of a product), industrial ecology (organization that optimizes the use of resources), economy of functionality, reuse, repair, reuse and finally recycling. Real estate, from design to construction, and operation to deconstruction, is gradually adopting these new sustainable schemes to put the circular economy at the heart of its model.
Urban ChroniclesTM invites you to learn more about GECINA’s CSR strategy through an interview with Sabine Desnault, Executive Director of R&D, Innovation and CSR at GECINA Group.
Gecina Group is a French real estate company that owns and manages residential and office buildings (97% in the Parisian region). Gecina has recently renewed its visual identity launching YouFirst, to align sustainable innovation at the heart of its business and anticipate its customers’ expectations through high-quality services.