„Today, we as architects and engineers build with the resources of future generations. To advance circular building, we need to measure, evaluate and optimise circularity rates.“
Dr. Anja Rosen – Initiator of the Urban Mining Index
Dr. Anja Rosen
energum GmbH, Ibbenbüren
Short vita | Expertise
since 2020 Managing Director of energum GmbH, Ibbenbüren
2020 Doctorate in engineering, University of Wuppertal
2020 Haus-Sauer-Award. Designing Circularity in the Built Environment
for „Manual of Recycling“
since 2018 Board member and founding member of re!source foundation e.V.
2016 Co-initiator of the nationwide open „Urban Mining Student Award“
since 2016 Lecturer at the DGNB Acadamy
since 2013 University of Wuppertal,
Lecturer at the Chair of Building Construction | Design | Materials Science
2014 Appointed to the DGNB’s “Ease of Recovery and Recycling” Expert Group
2013 Approval as an expert for sustainable building, Steinbeis University Berlin (SHB)
2013 Approval as DGNB auditor
seit 2012 Member of the DGNB
since 2009 Employee in the agn Group, since 2013 in the agn subsidiary energum
2009–2011 MSA | Münster School of Architecture, Research assistant, conceptual design www.material-bibliothek.de
Univ. Prof. Annette Hillebrandt
Dipl.-Ing. Architect BDA
University of Wuppertal
Short vita | Expertise
2020 Haus-Sauer-Award. Designing Circularity in the Built Environment for „Manual of Recycling“
since 2020 Supporting member Architects for Future
2019 Founding member re!source foundation e.V.
2019 Initiator of Urban Loop Design
2017 Initiator of www.urban-mining-design.de
2016 Co-Initiator of the nationwide open „Urban Mining Student Award“
2015 URBAN MINING Award
since 2015 Member of the Urban Mining e.V.
since 2014 Member of the DGNB
since 2013 Chair of Building Construction | Design | Materials Science
University of Wuppertal | Research focus
Circularity potentials in building construction
2010 Appointed to the DGNB’s “Ease of Recovery and Recycling” Expert Group
The Urban Mining Index (“UMI”) was developed by Dr. Anja Rosen as part of her doctoral thesis at the University of Wuppertal. Prof. Annette Hillebrandt supervised the researchwork.
Additional reviewers were Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dirk E. Hebel of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Prof. Dr. Ing. Klaus Sedlbauer of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Under the chair of Prof. Dr. Ing. Karsten Voss, the doctoral thesis was awarded “summa cum laude” by the examination committee in September 2020.
Interested builders and planners can contact the initiators here.