One of these FCRBE Pilot operations is featured in the last issue of the European Commission's Green Public Procurement Good Practices.
The article sheds light on the Nextmed project, which was carried out by the SERS (Strasbourg, France). This project is inspiring as it shows how contracting authorities can set up ambitious reclamation targets in the procurement of demolition works. In this case, the reclamation objectives draw on a prior reclamation audit (including dismantling tests) and a good understanding of the reclamation sector. As a result, about 50 tonnes of valuable materials could be reclaimed for reuse (including structural timber, flooring and mural tiles and sanitary equipment).
Discover the full case study in the European Commission's Green Public Procurement Good Practices: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/pdf/news_alert/Issue114_NewsAlert_CaseStudyStrasbourg.pdf
As part of the initial phase of the Interreg NWE FCRBE project, FCRBE partners conducted 36 pilot operations and teamed up with building owners, architects and contractors to raise reclamation and reuse ambitions in ongoing renovation and construction projects. These operations aimed at testing innovative approaches on the field and at raising the awareness of the industry on the importance of reusing building materials. Discover the FCRBE Pilot operations here.