Academic institutions have a key role to play in providing leadership and support for the built environment sector through educational provision and applied research. This section provides resources for educators who wish to upskill and embed circular economy principles across the curriculum.

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The MOBile and Innovative Circularity for CONstruction PROducts (MOBICCON-PRO) project will develop, introduce and demonstrate integrated innovative circular solutions to recover resources from construction and demolition waste (CDW) and decrease consumption of raw construction materials by applying in-situ selective separation/demolition, novel CDW recycling and production of recycled and innovative construction materials, components and products, see

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Pop-Machina is a Horizon 2020 project that seeks to highlight and reinforce the links between the maker movement and circular economy in order to promote environmental sustainability and generate socio-economic benefits in European cities, see link

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ATU B.Sc. (Honours) in Construction Management

The ATU B.Sc. (Honours) in Construction Management has a ‘Environmental Management for Construction’ module (5 credits) in Year 2 and a ‘Sustainability and the Circular Economy in the Built Environment’ module (5 credits) in Year 4. 

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ATU Build360 Research Group

The Build360 research group is based in the ATU Galway-Mayo Department of Building and Civil Engineering. Its aim is to support industry in the transition towards a decarbonized and circular built environment. Current projects include 2 EPA funded projects aiming to develop a Circular Built Environment Roadmap and Playbook for the Irish Construction Sector in

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ATU Certificate in Energy Conservation and Environmental Services (Level 9)

The Atlantic Technological University (ATU) offers a 9-month Level 9 Certificate in Energy Conservation and Environmental Services consisting of two mandatory modules, Energy Conservation (Part L, F, J, C, D, Sustainability, and the Circular Economy) (10 credits) and Services (Part E, F, G, H, J and D) (5 credits). For further details, please contact

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