• Waste hierarchy with waste prevention and reuse being superior to recycling and other recovery (Article 4)
  • Target for the construction and demolition waste recovery to 70% by 2020 (Article 11, paragraph 2)

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Communication 2015/0614 (Closing the loop - An EU action plan for the Circular Economy)

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  • first practical targets for reuse and method to assess the progress (municipal waste so far, construction and demolition waste is excluded)
  • the Commission shall consider setting reuse targets for construction and demolition waste by 31.12.2024 (paragraph 12 e)
  • the Members States shall
    • encourage the design, manufacturing and use of reusable products (paragraph 10 b)
    • encourage the reuse of construction materials and products (paragraph 10 d)
    • encourage the availability of technical information enabling the reuse (paragraph 10 e)

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“The Commission will take a series of actions to ensure recovery of valuable resources and adequate waste management in the construction and demolition sector, and to facilitate assessment of the environmental performance of buildings.”

Pre-demolition assessment guidelines for the construction sector

Voluntary industry-wide recycling protocol for construction and demolition waste

Core indicators for the assessment of the lifecycle environmental performance of a building, and incentives for their use

Harmonized standards concerning structural steelwork
EN 1090-1: Requirements for conformity assessment for structural components (CE-Marking)
EN 1090-2: Technical requirements for the execution of steel structures

Regulation 305/2011 (Harmonized conditions for the marketing of construction products)

Standardization mandate to CEN/CENELEC for work on structural metallic products