The urban mine is massive storage facility for raw materials. It offers the construction and real estate sector the potential to minimize the use of enormous amounts of primary raw materials and lead them into a circular economy.
For quantitative assessment of the loop potential of buildings, we utilize the Urban Mining Index tool. The use of renewable resources, the quality assessment of secondary raw materials, and the dismantling and recyclable construction is taken in consideration. We need to advance the necessary resource-efficient circular economy in the construction industry.