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Building Revolutions

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The construction industry operates within a linear economy of make, use, dispose. Buildings are stripped out and torn down with astonishing regularity while new buildings are constructed from hard-won virgin materials. But raw materials are becoming scarce, and the demands for them are exploiting fragile ecosystems, even as the global demand for resources continues to rise.

Policy makers and organisations are beginning to look for a more regenerative, circular economy model. The construction industry demands over half the world's extracted materials and generates around a third of the total waste generated in the EU, making it a prime candidate for applying the circular economy. Yet there has been little focus on how construction industry professionals and their clients can contribute towards the movement.

Drawing on illustrative methods and examples, Building Revolutions explains how the principles of a circular economy can be applied to the built environment where resources are kept in use and their value retained.


David Cheshire is a Regional Director at AECOM, specialising in sustainability in the built environment. David has over twenty years' experience acting as a sustainability champion on construction projects and has written best practice industry guidance including CIBSE's Sustainability Guide.


1. Introduction: Circular Thinking 2. What is a Circular Economy? 3. Why a Circular Economy? 4. Starting at the End 5. Circular Economy Principles for Buildings 6. Build to Last? 7. Building in Layers 8. Designing out Waste 9. Designing for Adaptability 10. Design for Disassembly and Reuse 11. Selecting Materials and Products 12. Turning Waste into a Resource 13. Circular Business Models 14. Conclusion: Virtuous Circles


Titel: Building Revolutions
Untertitel: Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment
EAN: 9781000701555
Digitaler Kopierschutz: frei
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 128
Veröffentlichung: 06.08.2019
Dateigrösse: 11.2 MB