“Circular economy and construction” newsletter – December 2020

Can the circular economy help construction deliver on its promises to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions? Discover the best practices in the sector and the innovative stakeholders supporting the sector.

A SIDE

— Analysis
The circular economy of the construction industry (no going round in circles)

As a key stage in the ecological transition, the circular economy aims to put an end to traditional linear production that extracts, transforms and then throws away. It seems like an ambitious promise on paper, but one where results still seem difficult to measure.

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— Projection
Four jobs of the future for circular lands and cities

We must invest in new skills if we want to develop the circular economy. Mass reskilling is required, especially in the construction industry.

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— Opinion
Urban metabolism and circular economy challenges on a city-wide scale

The circular economy is the focus of debate surrounding sustainable construction. When applied on a local level across a city or region, its various concepts are grouped under the umbrella term of urban metabolism.

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— Radar
Our selection of innovative businesses #23

Canvas, the American startup that automates the installation of partitions, presents its first prototype to the public. Factory OS attracts investment from Facebook, Google and Morgan Stanley… among others. EuraTechnologies has just launched a new incubation program: Prop3rty.

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B SIDE

— Trends
Has circular economy come full circle?

Eco-friendly banality or roadmap for the climate transition? Whatever your opinion, circular economy is all the rage. Its pledge is simple: by optimizing all stages of the production chain, less resources and energy are used, thus preserving natural ecosystems.

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— Radar
Our selection of innovative businesses #24

Urban Canopee, a French solution to make cities greener and cooler, has just raised €1.7 million from the Banque des Territoires and BTP Capital Investissement. Versatile and its “CraneView” attract a $20 million investment. Smartvid.io raises 5 million dollars for its solution to secure building sites thanks to AI.

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The VINCI Group created Leonard to tackle the challenges posed by the transformation of regions and lifestyles. Our goal is to unite a community of key stakeholders in order to build the city of the future together.