Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission
2021 – 2025
12.494.045,02 EUR / CGBC’s share: 238.280,00 EUR
ReCreate is an EU-funded project focused on the deconstruction and reuse of precast concrete elements with the aim of incorporating them into the construction of new buildings. Concrete is the most widely used construction material globally and within the EU, but it is also a highly carbon-intensive material. Reusing it can significantly reduce CO2 emissions and have a positive environmental impact by lowering energy consumption. This project is dedicated to advancing the transition towards circular construction by investigating the systemic changes required within the entire construction and demolition processes. The project will conduct pilot projects where pre-prepared concrete structures will be practically utilized and repurposed in the construction of new buildings.
The ReCreate project spans 4 years and will receive €12.5 million in non-refundable funds. The project involves a public-private partnership between several universities and various companies from 4 countries: Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Germany. The Croatian Green Building Council is responsible for communication and educational activities.