Circular Buildings Toolkit
The Circular Buildings Toolkit will help designers and planners create a better future in the built...
By applying the principles of the circular economy to the way we design buildings, infrastructure and other elements of the built environment, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while creating urban areas that are more liveable, productive and convenient. A could reduce global CO2 emissions from building materials by 38% in 2050, by reducing demand for steel, aluminium, cement, and plastic. It could also make the sector more resilient to supply chain disruptions and price volatility of raw materials.
By rethinking the way we design our built environment, using new technologies and innovative business models, we can realise more value from existing assets, keep resources and building materials in the economy, and stop them from becoming waste.
Adopting a circular economy approach in a high-growth, high-waste sector like the built environment presents a huge opportunity to capture more value. For investors and construction clients, this means an improved return on investment, while also contributing to achieving carbon emissions targets.
Organisations across the value chain in the built environment sector – from city governments to developers, asset managers to construction product manufacturers – can redesign the sector using the principles of a circular economy to better manage resources and create value.