The Business Case for Circular Buildings
Venue: Business Pavilion n.1, Boardroom, Hall 4
Date: 9 November
Time: 14:30 – 15:30 GMT
Description: The event was organized by WBCSD, Arup and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. It marked the launch of WBCSD’s report “The business case for circular buildings: Exploring the economic, environmental and social value”, and announced the upcoming Circular Building Design Toolkit, developed jointly by Arup and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
The WBCSD report illustrates the economic benefits of circular economy solutions in the built environment alongside a broader value case, including environmental and social factors. The Circular Building Design Toolkit brings together strategies, case studies and tools for designing more circular buildings, meaning reduced waste and carbon for a healthier planet and healthier people.
The session also touched on the potential of circularity to unlock the transition towards net zero carbon in the built environment, and to make use of nature-based solutions. Three main approaches were highlighted as essential: the shared economy, product material efficiency and recycling circulation as part of production. Participants also stressed the importance of creating demand to make better use of tools.
Emilia Hagberg, Senior Sustainability Manager, Skanska
Emmanuel Normant, Vice President for sustainable development, Saint-Gobain
Eva Hinkers, Chair of Europe Region, Arup
Jeremy Gibberd, Specialist Built Environment Consultants, Gauge
Richard Boyd, Senior Engineer, Arup
Roland Hunziker, Director Sustainable Buildings and Cities, WBCSD
Usha Iyer-Raniga, Lead/Co Lead UN OPN Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme
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