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Cobuilder to lead EU-funded digital products passports trial

by Mark Cantrell
(From left to right) Enzo Blonk, Cobuilder; Charline Van Cracynest, GS1 France; Julien Duval, Soprema; András Kovács, Velux; Aurélie Escobar, GS1 France; Rolland Melet, 360 Smart Connect; Birthe Kjeldsen, Velux; Lars Fredenlund, Cobuilder; Diana de Bernardy, GS1 France; Bjørn Johannes Kummeneje, DFØ; Georgi Stoyanov, Cobuilder; Andre Hoddevik, DFØ; and Jørgen Merkesdal, Cobuilder

An EU-funded project is getting underway to demonstrate the use of digital product passports (DPPs) within the construction industry.

Cobuilder, an international provider of construction software, is to lead the CIRPASS-2 lighthouse pilot project, with funding from the European Commission under the Digital Europe Programme.

The initiative aims to deploy DPPs to support moves towards a circular economy in construction.

The pilot will focus on improving information exchange and collaboration throughout the construction product lifecycle using the DPP and interoperable open standards. Oslo-based Cobuilder will be working in collaboration with several partners in a European consortium.

Furthermore, the pilot aims to demonstrate the use of DPPs to manage construction product data effectively. This will include specific use cases, highlighting the benefits of DPPs for both made-to-order and made-to-stock products.

QR codes will be implemented to link physical products with their DPPs. Moreover, a standardised data model will be established to ensure semantic interoperability and efficient data sharing.

Lars Christian Fredenlund, chief executive of Cobuilder, said: “We are proud to contribute to this innovative initiative by the European Commission and provide our expertise in data management.

“By leveraging the Digital Product Passports, we aim to enhance transparency, improve information exchange and support circular economy. This project is a testament to Cobuilder’s commitment to innovation and collaboration in the construction industry.”

The project will focus on the sector’s digitalisation and sustainability, aligning with the revised Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR).

Additionally, the pilot will encompass non-regulatory information critical to the industry, such as sustainability certifications (BREEAM, DGNB). All DPP information will reference common open industry standards and the entire set up of the data model will be organised within a designated environment known as a “data dictionary.”

Consortium partners include GS1 France, Soprema, Velux and others, with Cobuilder being the pilot leader and solution provider.

Main image: (From left to right) Enzo Blonk, Cobuilder; Charline Van Cracynest, GS1 France; Julien Duval, Soprema; András Kovács, Velux; Aurélie Escobar, GS1 France; Rolland Melet, 360 Smart Connect; Birthe Kjeldsen, Velux; Lars Fredenlund, Cobuilder; Diana de Bernardy, GS1 France; Bjørn Johannes Kummeneje, DFØ; Georgi Stoyanov, Cobuilder; Andre Hoddevik, DFØ; and Jørgen Merkesdal, Cobuilder


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