A research and consultancy organization

We apply our expertise within circular economic modelling, resource efficiency, environmental policies, Life Cycle Costs Assessment, sustainable business models and market exploitation strategies in projects supporting the transition to a circular and sustainable economy.

CWARE is based in Waterloo, Belgium and is closely associated with Applied Economics and Health Research (ApHER) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Current and past projects


NVE Interreg project (2019-2022)

By-products for sustainable concrete in the urban environment

URBCON will reduce the high primary raw material consumption and CO2 emissions, that result from the construction and maintenance of the urban built environment (e.g. buildings, pavements, sewer pipes, bridges). The focus is on concrete, being the most used building material. The overall objective is to apply by-products as alternative raw materials for concrete.

Activity 1: Sustain URBCON technology

Activity 2: Sustain the SRM Market Platform

Activity 3. Quantify environmental and economic viability

Activity 4: Roadmap for roll-out of URBCON concept


Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (2018-2022)

PhD framework creating a critical mass of experts skilled in innovative alkali-activated material (AAM)

The aim of DuRSAAM is to strengthen the European research area on eco-efficient construction materials and the increased competitiveness of Europe’s construction sector, in applying concrete technology based on alkali-activated materials (AAM) for a more sustainable built environment.


H2020 project (2018-2020)

Mineral wool waste back to loop with advanced sorting, pretreatment and alkali activation

The WOOL2LOOP project aims to close this material loop by introducing novel technology and value chain to CDW sorting, pretreatment, and processing.

The quality of sorted mineral wool is upgraded by comparing and combining the following approaches: pre-demolition audit, robotized demolition and sorting, novel on-site analysis with timegated Raman spectroscopy, and smart demolition practices.


H2020 project (2017-2020)

Advanced material solutions towards high efficiency solar energy harvesting 

NewSol develops advanced materials solutions based on innovative storage media and concepts for Thermal Energy Storage (TES) for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP).


FP7 project (2013-2017)

Use of eco-friendly materials for a new concept of asphalt pavements for sustainable environments

To demonstrate and validate an eco-innovative design of asphalt pavements based on the integration of more sustainable materials into its production cycle. 

This goal will be achieved by working on two asphalt mixtures’ main components, binders and aggregates. On the binder side, the aim is to replace almost the 100% of the bitumen by greener materials from renewable raw sources, e.g. vegetable oils, by-products of bioethanol production. 

On the aggregates’ side, efforts will be made on the valorization of Construction and Demolition Waste and in the use of reclaimed asphalt for asphalt mixtures.


FP7 project (2013-2016)

City services using satellite data

  1. Urban Climate Atlas service assessing urban climate change impacts
  2. Land monitoring service providing land consumption information and urban ecosystems assessment tools
  3. City Energy Efficiency assessing energy consumption and improve energy efficiency in cities
  4. Citizen Health tools to alert the population to health risks arising from poor air quality and excessive temperatures in the urban area
  5. Population impact assessment analysing the impact of climate change scenarios to the population

Get in touch!

Birgitte Holt Andersen


phone: +45 53835761

Dreve Richelle 168

1410 Waterloo