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FISSAC project - a new Industrial Symbiosis model for the Construction industry

Fostering Industrial Symbiosis for a Sustainable Resource Intensive Industry across the extended Construction Value Chain

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Spain
City: 
Madrid
Project elaborated in partnership: 
Yes
Submitted by: 
ACCIONA Construcción
Start/End date: 
09/2015
Ongoing: 
Yes
Expected end date: 
02/2020

ACCIONA Construcción

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Description: 

The FISSAC project involves stakeholders at all levels of the construction and demolition value chain to develop a methodology and software platform, to facilitate information exchange, that can support industrial symbiosis networks and replicate pilot schemes at local and regional levels. The model will be based on three sustainability pillars: Environmental, Economic and Social. The project's ambition is that the model created can be replicated in other regions and other value chain scenarios. FISSAC aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of the processes, services, and products at different levels.

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Main results: 
  • FISSAC aims to develop a new IS model and demonstrate its applicability as well as the effectiveness of processes, services and products at different levels;
  • On the manufacturing processes side, innovative technological and non-technological processes to transform waste into valuable secondary raw materials were developed and validated;
  • On the design front, the company worked on its eco-design strategies for its products, and developed a guideline for the application of ETV in industrial activities related to construction sector;
  • Significant progress was also made on the design of the company's software platform.