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Circular economy in the
construction sector

There is an increasing demand for circular economy and climate reporting in the construction sector.
Aimprint is currently aiming at

  • establish knowledge about the current status of circular economy in the construction sector, and climate reporting in construction sites in North Norway

  • outline possibilities for new digital value chains for climate reporting and circularity on construction sites

  • stimulate research front and innovation in digital climate reporting and circularity

  • increase understanding in North Norway's construction industry of the demands and opportunities of the EU taxonomy

Analyzing climate footprint for the accommodation industry

Production of hotel services require diverse resources, e.g. energy, water, food-supply, building materials and transportation. It also depends on guest behavior, and how they make use of the hotel. This includes how much food do they eat and waste, how much water and energy they use, and how they transport themselves to the hotel locations.

To be able to measure the climate and sustainability footprint of “hotel services” a data model is needed. This model will address areas such as energy, food, transport, waste, circularity etc. Knowledge-based techniques are being developed to target aims like reporting climate footprint to investors and governmental bodies, to benchmark against best practice among hotels or as a basis for customers comparing hotels’ actual performance regarding climate and sustainability footprint.

The model will be trained using data from openly available sources, the businesses own data, and data from sensory input sources. Sensory input could come from monitoring actual use of different energy sources, use of water, logistics, and mobility. This would create a real ecosystem where data lakes are created for knowledge based and intelligent analytics. Sustainability and climate footprint, in a holistic view, can be produced for use in different services targeting both businesses, governmental bodies and the public.

Market needs are expected to be large, as future production as well as consumption across business areas, need to be done in a way that leave nothing to chance when it comes to reducing climate footprint.

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