PRESENTATION OF MATERIAL PASSPORT CERTIFICATES TO MUNICIPALITIES IN THE AMSTERDAM METROPOLITAN AREA

On 28 January, 5 municipalities received a Material Passport Certificate as part of the material passport pilot project of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (MRA). These MRA municipalities were presented with a Madaster Certificate because they each created a material passport for at least one of their properties. The purpose of a material passport is to provide insight into a building’s material, circular and financial value. A total of 13 municipalities received a certificate in the MRA material passport pilot project. In this collaboration, MRA and Madaster intend to stimulate the regional circular construction economy.

Municipal executive M. Sikkes-van den Berg presented a Material Passport Certificate to the municipalities of Beemster, Bloemendaal, Huizen, Uitgeest and Purmerend, during the second regional meeting ‘Buildings as repositories of raw materials’, on Tuesday 28 January. The participants received this certificate because they created a material passport for at least one of their buildings.

‘The material passport contributes to the future reuse of building materials and, therefore, is an important instrument to further promote such reuse’, according to municipal executive Van Meekeren of the municipality of Purmerend.

At the regional meeting, which was held at the end of the MRA material passport pilot project, the parties discussed buildings functioning as repositories of raw materials. There were lectures by Margriet Drijver on the Renovation Accelerator and by Deloitte Real Estate on how the material value of buildings could be incorporated in financial reports. Demolition company Botellier talked about the practice of reusing materials. At the end of the afternoon, the festive presentation of the Material Passport Certificates took place.

WHAT IS A MATERIAL PASSPORT AND HOW DOES MADASTER WORK?

Madaster functions as a public, online library that documents materials and buildings, similar to the registration of land parcellation and ownership in a land registry. All users of Madaster can generate a secure, web-based material passport for their buildings. These passports contain information about the quality and origins of materials, the degree to which a building’s individual products can be removed or dismantled and where those are located. In Madaster, a secure web-based material passport can be generated for each real estate object. This makes it possible to show the historical, current and future value at material, product, element, building and portfolio level. It makes it easier to sustainably use and reuse materials with the aim of eliminating waste within the built environment.

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