Buildings as Material Banks (BAMB)
The EU funded BAMB (Buildings as Material Banks) project brings 15 parties throughout Europe together for one mission – enabling a systemic shift in the building sector by creating circular solutions.
BAMB is creating ways to increase the value of building materials. Dynamically and flexibly designed buildings can be incorporated into a circular economy – where materials in buildings sustain their value. That will lead to waste reduction and the use of fewer virgin resources.
The BAMB project is funded by the European Commission within Horizon 2020 – the biggest EU Research and Innovation programe ever. Horizon 2020 aims to drive development in Europe, to create a sustainable economy and growth.
Materials Passports Platform prototype for materials banking now live
A powerful new tool for materials banking across Europe, the Materials Passports Platform prototype, is live as of now and is accessible through http://passports.bamb2020.eu.
One Stop Shop
The new BAMB Materials Passports platform will fill a gap in the marketplace by providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ to describe Circular Economy value across the building cycle, especially for using and re-using components and materials, and reducing generation of waste.
A main aim is to support transition of the building industry from linear to circular by letting users identify value potential throughout the building cycle, from planning and construction through occupancy, repairs, renovations, repurposing and decommissioning, and by providing a continuous capacity to track component and materials quality & modifications.
The platform also connects individual products to their use in buildings. As part of that it includes a capacity to describe materials health. A large body of studies suggests that healthier buildings improve productivity and are one of the main economic benefits of knowing what’s in your building.
The Materials Passports Platform, currently a prototype forming the core of a materials passport system, is ready for testing by industry partners!
The members of the BAMB consortium invite companies that manufacture building materials and products, to use the platform to start developing Materials Passports.
Contact email@example.com to set up your Materials Passport Platform account and get online guidance by BAMB members.