17. Circular Economy: Stimulating new business models in the building and real estate sector

The workshop showcases good examples and novel business models along the value chain of the built environment focusing on building products manufacturers who learn from successful pioneers how to implement circular thinking into their business models. Furthermore, planners gain an insight into theory and practice of “circular products”, while investors and building owners learn about advantages of building, owning and operating circular buildings. An exchange on different regulatory approaches will encourage policy makers to implement circularity principles. After closely examining customer demands and best practices, these will be transferred to the participants’ situations summarizing the outcomes in “rules of thumb” for the integration of circular economy principles into the built environment.


Date and time:

Monday 25 February 2019, 16:00 - 17:30


Flanders Meeting & Convention Center

Room: Toucan

Hosted by:

German Sustainable building council


  • Mr. Ken De Cooman
  • Mrs. Dorien van der Weele
  • Mr. Michael Scharpf
  • Mr. Marc Binder