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[HPD Collaborativ] Case Studies (2021)
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# Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Case Studies (Human Factors), # Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # HPD Collaborative, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Other Audience, # Case Studies, # Database / Platform, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Basic
2021
Case studies library presenting projects that have achieved LEED v4 MRc: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Material Ingredients credit.
LEED v4. Credit Achievement (2021)
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Health Wellbeing + Comfort, # Responsible + Ethical Sourcing, # HPD Collaborative, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Other Audience, # Database / Platform, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Long, # Intermediate
2021
General resource providing a collection of short guide to enable project teams to achieve LEED v4 MRc: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Material Ingredients credit.
Embodied Carbon Benchmarks for European Buildings (2021)
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # OneClick LCA, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Cost Consultants, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Database / Platform, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Short, # Intermediate
2021
Research presenting embodied carbon benchmarks for European buildings, including Northern Europe, Western Europe and Eastern Europe, and five main building types: commercial, educational, industrial, office and residential multifamily. It covers life cycle phases of A1-C4.
How to Make an Environmental Product Declaration (2020)
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Responsible + Ethical Sourcing, # Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # OneClick LCA, # Other Audience, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
2020
Guide for construction product manufacturers on how to make Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
Supply Chain Sustainability School - Materials Resources (2021)
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# Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Supply Chain Sustainability School, # Architects, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Structural Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Database / Platform, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Short, # Basic
2021
An online resources catalogue, open access, which promotes the built environment industry's awarenss on how to reduce the negative impact of materials, whilst provides a competitive advantage for business
Circular Design Guide (2017)
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# Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Designing for Change (Flexibility + Adaptability) Redundancy + Regeneration, # Climate Fundamentals, # IDEO, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
2017
A collaboration from 400+ industry individuals, this Guide shares design methods, explores mindset shift and learns from evidence-based case studies on circular design.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation -The Learning Path for Circular Economy (2021)
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# Designing for Change (Flexibility + Adaptability) Redundancy + Regeneration, # Research Innovation + Partnerships, # Process Investment + Procurement, # Ellen MacArthur Foundation, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
2021
This learning path covers the role of design in creating a circular economy, examining the four-stage circular design process and highlighting six strategies for incorporating the principles of the circular economy into your designs.
Financing the Circular Economy Report - Capturing the Opportunities (2020)
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# Risks + Opportunities in a Net Zero Economy, # Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Ellen MacArthur Foundation, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
2020
This paper highlights circular economy's influence on climate change and SDGs, the current market for financing the circular economy that has rapidly taken off across the assets classes and sectors, and it provides a direction of travel for finance to capitalise the opportunities by helping to scale the circular economy.
Delivering Circular Cities (2020)
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# Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Cost Consultants, # Property Managers / Operators, # Urban Planners, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 5, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
2020
This webinar gives 10 minutes presentations on recent projects from the UK and Europe that deal with the Circular Economy at a city-wide level.
What is Circular Economy and How can It work in Construction? (2020)
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# Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Property Managers / Operators, # Urban Planners, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Building Services Engineers, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Short, # Basic
2020
This webinar calls upon experts to discuss how to make a circular economy work in construction. Presentations on use of innovative natural materials are given.
How to make a Circular Economy work for Cities (2020)
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# Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Cost Consultants, # Property Managers / Operators, # Urban Planners, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 5, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
2020
This webinar calls upon five experts to discuss how to make a circular economy work for cities. Presentations on European cities where closed loop strategies are already creating impact are given.
Modernising Design for Minimal Waste (2020)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
2020
Webinar presenting various approaches structural engineers can take to minimise waste during design stages of buildings.
Specifying Sustainable Steel (2021)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
2021
Article highlighting how structural engineers can specify sustainable steel.
Developing a Low-carbon Circular Economy for Steel (2021)
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Cost Consultants, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
2021
Short paper describing the structural engineers' role in the industry's transition to low-carbon steel.
Enabling Steel's Circular Economy Potential (2021)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
2021
Article discussing the principles of reusing steel elements in buildings.
Specifying Sustainable Concrete (2020)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
2020
Article highlighting how structural engineers can specify sustainable concrete.
How can we reduce the Embodied Carbon of Structural Concrete? (2021)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
2021
Short paper providing an overview of the fastest ways to reduce embodied carbon in concrete.
Making Low-carbon Material Choices (2021)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
2021
Article offering guidance on how to maximise material efficiency.
Refocusing Modern Methods of Construction on the Climate Emergency: A Five Capitals Model for Action (2020)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
2020
Paper providing an overview of the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) approaches, and how natural, human, social, manufactured and economic capital can all benefit from a sustainability-focused approach to off-site manufacturing.
Scaling Low-carbon Construction Materials (2020)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
2020
Paper presenting how low embodied carbon materials can be more widely used in both small-scale domestic, and larger-scale residential and commercial projects.
Applying Circular Principles to the Design Process (2020)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
2020
Short paper exploring how structural engineers can incorporate circular economy thinking in a building's design, at each RIBA stage.
Introduction to the Circular Economy for Structural Engineers (2020)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
2020
Short paper, written from a structural engineer's perspective, introducing the circular economy thinking into the built environment design.
Circular Economy Actor and Resource Map (2019)
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
2019
Web-based map designed to assist built environment professionals in finding various tools and resources created for the efficient and effective implementation of circular economy principles.
Circular Economy
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
General resource for accessing all the UKGBC-produced content for circular economy.
Case Studies: Creating Trust in the Circular Economy
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# Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Ellen MacArthur Foundation, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Case Studies, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
General resource for a library of case studies on circular economy.
The Material Circularity Indicator Tool
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Ellen MacArthur Foundation, # Granta Design, # Architects, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Tool / Software, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Long, # Advanced
General resource providing guidance on The Material Circularity Indicator Tool: An circularity assessment and methodology toolkit to improve material procurement and product design.
(Environmental Product Declaration) EPD for Manufacturers and Suppliers (2020)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), # Architects, # Cost Consultants, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
2020
1-hour recorded webinar for manufacturers and suppliers on the value of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in specification, their associated costs, and available databases.
Embodied Carbon Building Design Tools (2020)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), # Architects, # Structural Engineers, # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
2020
1-hour recorded webinar on various embodied carbon design tools for buildings including ECCOlab, OneClick LCA Carbon Designer, AECB PHribbon and H\B:ERT.
Waste and Resource Efficiency: Enabling the Built Environment to move from a Linear to a Circular economy.
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# Waste as a Resource, # Supply Chain Sustainability School, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
General information on implications of waste and the principles of circular economy supported with a short animation explaining how to manage and reduce waste.
Living Regenerative and Adaptive Buildings (2016)
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# Designing for Change (Flexibility + Adaptability) Redundancy + Regeneration, # Sarah Nugent, # Anna Packard, # Erica Brabon, # Stephanie Vierra, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
2016
General resource presenting the concepts behind "living, regenerative, restorative, and adaptive buildings".
Reports: Built for Living - Understanding Behaviour and the Built Environment through Engineering and Design (2015)
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# Designing for Change (Flexibility + Adaptability) Redundancy + Regeneration, # Royal Academy of Engineering (RAENG), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Intermediate
2015
Report presenting how incorporation of human behaviour within design and engineering decisions can impact health and wellbeing, building performance, and resource use within the built environment.
Design for Circular Economy Primer (2020)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Mayor of London, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
2020
Report outlining the Mayor of London's vision for transitioning London, UK to a circular economy model by investing in projects that promote circular economy-oriented strategies.
The Circular Design Guide
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Ellen MacArthur Foundation, # IDEO, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
General resource setting out an approach to design thinking which explores new methods for creating more resilient, sustainable, and long-lasting value in outcomes based on circular economy principles.
The Re-Use Atlas: A Designer's Guide towards a Circular Economy (2017)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Duncan Baker-Brown, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Case Studies, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Long, # Intermediate
2017
Book on understanding the fundamentals on "circular economy" by promoting recycling, reusing, and reducing waste. It includes various case studies around the world. (Note: Paid resource).
CIBSE TM56: Resource Efficiency of Building Services (2014)
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
2014
Standard (created by CIBSE) for building services engineers outlining principles and guidance for resource efficiency in buildings. (Note: Paid resource. Executive Summary is available for free).
Circular Economy Principles for Building Services (2020)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Cost Consultants, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
2020
1-hour recorded webinar for building services engineers presenting insights on the "CIBSE TM56: Resource Efficiency of Building Services" and circular economy principles for MEP systems.
(BRE) Green Guide to Specification
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Building Research Establishment (BRE) Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Database / Platform, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Intermediate
On-line database providing guidance on the environmental impacts of building specifications, covering most common building materials. It categorizes materials based on an A+ (materials with least environmental impact) to E (materials with most environmental impact) ranking system. It also includes a link to the "Green Guide Calculator" tool for BREEAM Assessors.
Responsible Sourcing in Construction - An Introduction
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# Responsible + Ethical Sourcing, # Building Research Establishment (BRE) Group, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Cost Consultants, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
General resource on ethical and responsible sourcing in construction. It references "BES 6001: The Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing".
Circular Economy in the Built Environment
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # ARUP, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 7, # Long, # Basic
Report presenting ARUP's research that sets out key circular economy principles based on Ellen MacArthur Foundation's framework to examine approaches for practical applications within the built environment sector. This page also includes links to other, relevant resources on circular economy.