Cycle Up EU

The first professional platform for the repurposing of building and property materials in


Giving a second life for building materials and components.


Saving resources,reducing waste

Construction and demolition waste is one of the heaviest and most voluminous sources of waste generated in the European Union. It represents between 25% and 30% of all the waste produced in the EU.

Taking action

finding a second life for building materials and components

Seeking alternative repurposing or reconditioning channels to using a skip is a low-carbon task in its own right. Prioritising the repurposing of components whose technical and/or useful value is sometimes unimpaired, despite having been used once, is the second part of the approach. Finally, choosing implementation techniques, which will allow materials and equipment to be recovered in the best possible condition, is the final touch of the process. 


Consequently, by preventing unnecessary embedding, avoiding excessive bonding and choosing components that allow proper maintenance and the replacement of key systems, you will create multiple repurposing opportunities for the structures you are building today for the future. 

Low-carbonconstruction work

Like every sector of the economy, construction is significantly affected by the challenge of carbon restraint. Not only does the residential, tertiary and commercial sector emit nearly 100 mt CO2 eq each year, but also the absorption of land by urban sprawl and the exploitation of resources consumes natural carbon sinks. The regulations and standards of the sector give stakeholders a wide range of incentives to use low-carbon construction methods, but the practices and solutions often focus on the “energy performance” aspect of the process.


Without pitting the different forms of restraint against other, it is essential to bear in mind that the materials and the “grey” carbon associated with construction account for 56% of the greenhouse gases emitted over the entire life cycle of a structure, on average. Indeed, the more energy efficient the building, the more its carbon footprint will have an effect on its “materiality”. It is important to note that, even though we only produce positive energy buildings, that are neutral in use, we do not treat the majority of the emissions. 


Construction with repurposing necessarily involves local low-carbon construction methods. It is also commonly less expensive if the savings associated with waste disposal are aggregated and compared to new materials. 

Saving money while
creating new local jobs


Reduced carbon footprint

Reduction in waste production

Saving of non-renewable raw materials

Lower construction and demolition costs

Compliance with new regulations and new certifications


Decrease in the amount of waste to be recycled

Lower imports of raw materials

Reshoring of material supplies

Creation of jobs that cannot be offshored

Development of the social economy