Putting Science into Standards (PSIS) workshop – Circular Technologies for construction industry

CEN and CENELEC, together with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), carry out an annual ‘foresight on standardisation’ initiative named Putting Science into Standards (PSIS)

The 2023 PSIS workshop will focus on Circular technologies for construction.

The construction sector is one of the priority areas addressed by the Circular Economy Action Plan of the European Green Deal. The sector is responsible for over 35% of the EU’s total waste generation, with construction and demolition waste being one of the most significant waste streams. The uptake of circular economy in the construction sector is influenced by policies scattered in areas ranging from the Waste Framework Directive to the Construction Products Regulation and product standards, with a consequent need for effective coordination.

This PSIS workshop will bring stakeholders from research, scientific and standardization communities together with policymakers to exchange views on standardization needs for implementing circular technologies in the construction sector.



  • Specify circular principles to facilitate the transition to a more sustainable circular economy in the construction ecosystem, covering design to de-construction and end-of-life scenarios in all stages of current and subsequent life cycles.
  • Reflect on the finding of the gap analysis developed by CEN/TC 350/SC 1 “Circular economy in the construction sector”.
  • Collect additional stakeholders’ needs to complement the gap analysis and define future standardization priorities.
  • Encourage the participation of the scientific community in future standardization activities.


  • Researchers
  • Innovators
  • Industry
  • Standardisation experts
  • Policymakers




Putting Science into Standards (PSIS) workshop – Circular Technologies for construction industry
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