Circular By Design

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Circular Economy: the Bright Building at Bradford University

Furthering the discussion on circular economy here on the fairsnape blog, the recent publication Circular by Design, Products in the circular economy from the European Environment Agency, makes a valuable contribution and a worthwhile read.Of particular note for the built environment:

  1. policy questions posed, related to the circular economy from a materials perspective on eco design, design for disassembly and production.

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and suggested policy measures for the building sector to advance a circular economy.

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The Circular Economy will have a profound impact on building design, resources and waste management. The Circular Economy has been valued at a potential £29billion and estimated to create over 100,00 new jobs, and as defined by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is both restorative in nature and design seeking to maintain products, components and materials at their highest value at all times – avoiding down-cycling, conversion to energy or disposal to landfill.  MB

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2 Responses to Circular By Design

  1. paolovasari says:

    It’s very important that an Institution like the EU talks seriously about product design #ecodesign. thanks for sharing

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  2. Mary says:

    This is a really interesting initiative, and something that could have such a great impact on the future of ecodesign and architecture. It’ll be fascinating to see how it is applied in the years to come! Thanks for sharing this!

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