Circular Components in the Built Environment

Buildings consist of many components such as installations, kitchens, bathrooms, window-stills etc. These can be replaced by circular components during maintenance and renovation, leading to a bottom-up implementation of a circular economy in the built environment. 

The goal of the Circular Components in the Built Environment project was to develop the proof of principle for two such circular components: a Circular Kitchen and a Circular Plug-and-play Central Heating Boiler. These proofs of principle are initially targeted at social housing associations and were developed and tested for feasibility, in one year, in an iterative co-creation process with TU Delft, AMS Institute and industry partners.


Programme / funding: TU Delft and AMS Institute 
Role: Lead partner
Project duration: October 2016 - December 2017
Principal researchers: Vincent Gruis, ir. Anne van Stijn, Gerard van Bortel

Project partners

TU Delft, AMS Institute, Bribus keukens, Dirkzwager Groep, AkzoNobel, Remeha, Feenstra, Eigen Haard, Waterweg Wonen

Further information

Visit the project website