Healthy, Clean Cities EU CINCO

Accelerating efforts to minimise embodied carbon, support circularity and increase the uptake of bio-based materials in construction


Laudes Foundation
Distrito Castellana Norte
Commune di Milano
Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Agenzia Mobilita’ Ambiente Territorio
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 
Bankers Without Boundaries
Democratic Society
Material Economics 
Healthy, Clean Cities EU CINCO is a two-year initiative supported by the Laudes Foundation, which focuses on accelerating efforts to minimise embodied carbon in new buildings, supporting circular practices and increasing the uptake of bio-based materials. Acting in the cities of Madrid and Milan as the two initial testbeds, Dark Matter Labs is working with a consortium of European design partners alongside local implementation partners. The testbeds are two of Europe’s largest urban regeneration projects: Madrid Nuevo Norte and Milan’s L’Innesto.

The consortium is working closely with local partners to identify and develop innovations which could support the greenhouse gas neutrality of development over its full lifecycle, considering opportunities throughout the value chain, including policy and regulation; financing; citizen engagement; digital tools and data; and materials and processes. Dark Matter Labs is specifically focussing on innovations in the areas of policy and regulation, contractual innovation and digital and data infrastructure.

Image: Acton Ostry

Read more
Part 1: Towards a post-carbon built environment︎
Part 2: Data’s role for a post-carbon built environment︎
HCC EU CINCO Handbook: Helping cities reduce embodied carbon in construction ︎

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Dark Matter Laboratories B.V.
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 181K
1019 HC Amsterdam

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United Kingdom
Dark Matter Laboratories Limited
217 Mare Street
London, E8 3QE

Company number: 13294211

Laboratoires de Matière sombre / Dark Matter LabsOrganisation à but non-lucratif canadien / Canadian not-for-profit 
6107 Av. de Monkland
Montréal, Québec
H4A 1H5

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South Korea
주식회사 다크매터랩스코리아 / Dark Matter Labs Korea Co., Ltd 
#301, Pyeongtaek 5-ro 20beon-gil 8,
Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, 17902

경기도 평택시 평택5로 20번길 8, 301호, 우편번호 17902
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Mörk Materia Laboratoriet AB / Dark Matter Labs Sweden
Amiralsgatan 76 
21437, Malmö

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