90 experts from 13 nations developed joint solutions for the development of the built environment. The 4th CESBA Sprint Workshop was organized by 9 European projects in collaboration with the Vorarlberg Institute of Architecture under patronage of the government of Vorarlberg.

By means of the so-called CESBA Sprint method six working teams dealt with respectively six issues for three days. One team focused on the circular economy, local resources, waste and materials, green public procurement and legal implementation.

The most important results regarding the project GREENCYCLE are:

Circular Economy (CE) is here to stay and will determine our future. CE needs to be addressed on complex and long-term thinking.

Circular Economy is a broad topic where various boarders are difficult to define, even more with different national backgrounds. Most important issues are user behaviour, legislation, incentives and transport of goods.

Many important targets are set on EU-level, but business drivers are not in line. Several tools are existing, they should be broadly used instead of developing new standards on EU-level.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) will influence all activities in the built environment. The influence to the circular economy is not clear yet.

Good practices shall be shared in the Alpine area. Pilot activities shall raise the awareness of Circular Economy and latest developments.

An Alpine-wide manifesto on Circular Economy shall be developed within the project GREENCYCLE. The process for preparation has been started within the Sprint Workshop. The draft will be available until the end of 2017.

The enthusiastic exchange showed that there is a high interest in common values within the European culture.

Main organizing project: CESBA Alps. Contributing projects: CESBA MED, GREENCYCLE, PEACE_Alps, THE4BEES, GRETA, IMEAS, CaSCo, New TREND.