Construct healthy and circular buildings, and avoid waste on construction sites

[ Circular buildings allow investors to recover up to 14% of the initial construction cost ]

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250000

m2 of circular buildings in France

25

projects carried out throughout France

The benefits of myUpyclea

Save money by avoiding waste through the reuse or upcycling of waste or excess of construction sites

By avoiding waste and selecting circular products, contribute to fight resource scarcity

Demonstrate your involvement in Circular Economy by selecting products from the myUpcyclea circular passports library

Develop a partnership with your manufacturers by asking them to fill in their circular passports, and meet your customers’ expectations about circular economy

75% of the components of a office building are replaced over 30 years, which generates a lot of waste, while used components have a valuable residual value for operators/investors.

 

The demountability of the construction system and the nature of the products selected will have a major impact on this residual value potential.

 

Finally, construction sites are often a source of waste, both in terms of waste and in terms of oversupply.

 

The concept of a circular building and the use of myUpcyclea helps to solve these problems.

Learn more about the circular building concept

myUpcyclea functions

A library of several thousand rated circular passports

More and more manufacturers declare the circular passports of their products in myUpcyclea, and ask Upcyclea to rate them.

When building or renovating your buildings, ask your project manager to select products whose “circular passports” prove that they are healthy and circular.

Circular buildings designed as material banks

Have your buildings built as “material banks” thanks to the inventory functions on which your service providers will rely to characterize the components of the buildings.

Circular indicators designed to measure the environmental impact of buildings

By delivering circular buildings to your investors with the associated myUpcyclea library, you create the conditions for them to calculate and monitor the environmental footprint of their buildings.

 

These circular indicators are automatically calculated by myUpcyclea on the basis of the information available in the circular passports:

  • Carbon footprint
    Residual economic value
    Degree of circularity
    Degree of non-toxicity

Used building components are now a source of income and not waste

The “Management” module of myUpcyclea allows your Resource Manager to use the data characterized in myUpcyclea (deposits, needs and transformations) to identify and manage the ecosystems that will enhance the value of your used product deposits, in the form of reuse or upcycling.

 

Once the ecosystem is activated, myUpcyclea will allow you to track and guarantee a circular flow for your used resources.

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Testimonies

I was familiar with the concepts of the circular economy, but for me it was all “wind”, not concrete enough. Upcyclea brought scientific and technical expertise, and as a result it was comfortable. Without Upcyclea’s expertise, there would have been no implementation of a healthy and circular building. During this project, my vision was broadened to include resource management from the scale of the building, to the scale of the neighbourhood and then the community.

With myUpcyclea, the territory is no longer the sole manager of the spatial occupation but also the manager of the resources and flows that cross it. The communities are able to see which volumes of materials have been mobilized, processed and not optimized enough.

Jamila Bentrar

Urban renewal project manager, European Metropolitan Area of Lille, France

During my first meeting with the team in 2013, I was introduced to a new paradigm where waste does not exist, a paradigm that generates innovation. It is the possibility of reconciling development models that benefit everyone. I was then waiting for demonstrators.

Since then, more than 20 projects have been supported, all very different and 60 jobs have been created. Upcyclea has allowed us to develop a systemic vision, fundamental to developing the circular and fundamental economy in the face of climate and social challenges. Thus each project has developed in a much more important way than we had originally imagined. myUpcyclea now supports some of them.

Nathalie Cousin

Head of Mission Circular Economy, Regional Council of Brittany, France

Our subscriptions are scalable,
like your projects!

myUpcyclea offers you a scalable approach thanks to 3 modules with unique functions in the world.

A “Passport” module to access the Upcyclea circular passport library, an “Inventory” module to identify your deposits, needs and partners, and a “Management” module to create and manage ecosystems that generate income and positive impacts on health and the environment.

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An cutting-edge AI-based Technology 

Federative and Collaborative

  • Universal nomenclature and circular passport system to characterize the deposits, needs and actors of a company/territory.

Intelligent and
scalable

  • Intelligent reasoning and machine learning to analyze the identified data, and deduce profitable ecosystems from it.

Profitable and Impactful

  • Resource management of a company, a building or a territory, within ecosystems that generate income and not waste.

Reliable and Secure

  • Customizable circular progress tracking reports, and availability with a monthly uptime percentage of 95%.

Circular Passport
and Nomenclature

myUpcyclea uses a circular passport format inspired by the European standard developed by BAMB. This serves as an identity card for used resources and, combined with a universal material nomenclature, allows the identified deposits to be brought closer to market needs for repaired products and secondary raw materials.

Semi-formal language
and Big data

myUpcyclea offers a specific process for characterizing materials, products and transformations based on a semi-formal description of the information. This ensures an easier vision of potential ecosystems and allows data to be better taken into account by our intelligent algorithms.

Reliability

The accessibility of Google Cloud Platform servers is guaranteed with a monthly uptime percentage of 99.95%. myUpcyclea guarantees the Customer access to the platform with a monthly uptime percentage of 95%.

Deep learning

The ecosystems created in your myUpcyclea library will be used to continuously improve the recommendations and propose the most relevant ecosystems through learning neural networks and heuristic rules derived from more than 12 years of expertise in circular economics.

Software and hardware

myUpcyclea is based on software developed entirely by Upcyclea’s teams in Paris, Nantes and Tallinn (Estonia). This gives us maximum control over the software components, while remaining independent of any third party company. Upcyclea’s specialists perform all development, administration, database management and security tasks in-house.

Artificial Intelligence

We are constantly improving intelligent algorithms capable of exploiting the semi-formal descriptions entered in myUpcyclea, as well as several relevance criteria (economic profitability, carbon impact, etc.), to help myUpcyclea operators in building ecosystems. Our work also consists in combining this intelligence with the knowledge base of transformation processes, resulting from the Cradle to Cradle missions that we have been carrying out since 2007 in France.

Hosting and privacy management

Upcyclea provides data hosting, maintenance and security for its SaaS platform. Upcyclea ensures the activation of security protocols for authentication, authorizations, and cryptography; as well as standard protections against XSS and SQL code injections into forms. The data is stored on the servers of the Google Cloud Platform company, located in the European Union.
Data is encrypted when it passes through Google Cloud Platform’s internal networks, and when it is stored in database tables, temporary files and backups.
Each SQL Cloud instance includes a network firewall, network access control to database instances with permissions.

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