The CSTB, BRGM, Bouygues Construction, and the HQE Association – France GBC are developing a new tool to contextualize building design: OVALEC

The four partners pool their expertise to develop OVALEC, an R&D project to help stakeholders in the circular economy. Under this agreement, they are developing a new tool to aid design and decision-making in support of the environmental quality of buildings. As a supplement to the current ACV Building tools, OVALEC will specifically integrate the characteristics of the local context, and propose possible scenarios for managing the materials at the end of the life cycle of the structures. OVALEC will thus help reduce the impact of non-renewable materials, while increasing the quantity of recycled or reused secondary resources, and limiting the amount of waste when the building is demolished.

Find out more: Press release, November 2016