EU funded project will showcase Digital Product Passports (DPPs) for construction in practice

Paris, France, June 15, 2024 – Cobuilder, an international provider of software solutions for the construction industry, will lead the CIRPASS-2 lighthouse pilot project for construction, funded by the European Commission under the Digital Europe Programme. This initiative aims to deploy Digital Product Passports (DPPs) to support circular economy within the industry.

The project is part of the CIRPASS-2 initiative which will showcase functioning Digital Product Passports (DPPs) through 13 circular pilot deployments in various sectors, including textiles, electronics, tyres, and construction.

The pilot project for construction focuses on improving information exchange and collaboration throughout the construction product lifecycle using the DPP and interoperable open standards. Cobuilder will be working in collaboration with several partners in a European Consortium.

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.

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.

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, Jørgen Merkesdal / Cobuilder

“We are proud to contribute to this innovative initiative by the European Commission and provide our expertise in data management,” said Lars Christian Fredenlund, CEO of Cobuilder. “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 CIRPASS-2 pilot project for construction, officially launched on May 15, 2024, with a kick-off meeting in Paris.