The foundations of a circular construction sector

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Together with ABN AMRO bank, Circle Economy conducted an analysis of the Dutch construction sector that was published this week. The construction and demolition sector is one of the sectors that shapes our living environment by constructing the houses we live in, the offices we work in and our public spaces. In providing these services the sector consumes large amounts of materials and energy. The report sketches a future vision in moving to the circular economy for the construction sector.Interesting ideas about lifecycle-thinking, circular design and optimization of buildings and infrastructure will help the construction sector move gradually from a linear to a circular sector. By constructing buildings with refurbishment in mind the reuse of materials can be improved. Furthermore the use of resource identification tags will lead to a more flexible and modular design, that will allow the repurposement of buildings according to changing demands.The analysis has improved insights into the metabolism of the Dutch construction sector and suggests ways forward to come to a more circular operation and has therefore added to the dialogue between stakeholders in the sector to discuss with deeper knowledge.

December 18, 2014

The foundations of a circular construction sector

Together with ABN AMRO bank, Circle Economy conducted an analysis of the Dutch construction sector that was published this week. The construction and demolition sector is one of the sectors that shapes our living environment by constructing the houses we live in, the offices we work in and our public spaces. In providing these services the sector consumes large amounts of materials and energy. The report sketches a future vision in moving to the circular economy for the construction sector.Interesting ideas about lifecycle-thinking, circular design and optimization of buildings and infrastructure will help the construction sector move gradually from a linear to a circular sector. By constructing buildings with refurbishment in mind the reuse of materials can be improved. Furthermore the use of resource identification tags will lead to a more flexible and modular design, that will allow the repurposement of buildings according to changing demands.The analysis has improved insights into the metabolism of the Dutch construction sector and suggests ways forward to come to a more circular operation and has therefore added to the dialogue between stakeholders in the sector to discuss with deeper knowledge.

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December 5, 2019

The foundations of a circular construction sector

The foundations of a circular construction sector

Together with ABN AMRO bank, Circle Economy conducted an analysis of the Dutch construction sector that was published this week. The construction and demolition sector is one of the sectors that shapes our living environment by constructing the houses we live in, the offices we work in and our public spaces. In providing these services the sector consumes large amounts of materials and energy. The report sketches a future vision in moving to the circular economy for the construction sector.Interesting ideas about lifecycle-thinking, circular design and optimization of buildings and infrastructure will help the construction sector move gradually from a linear to a circular sector. By constructing buildings with refurbishment in mind the reuse of materials can be improved. Furthermore the use of resource identification tags will lead to a more flexible and modular design, that will allow the repurposement of buildings according to changing demands.The analysis has improved insights into the metabolism of the Dutch construction sector and suggests ways forward to come to a more circular operation and has therefore added to the dialogue between stakeholders in the sector to discuss with deeper knowledge.

The foundations of a circular construction sector

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Together with ABN AMRO bank, Circle Economy conducted an analysis of the Dutch construction sector that was published this week. The construction and demolition sector is one of the sectors that shapes our living environment by constructing the houses we live in, the offices we work in and our public spaces. In providing these services the sector consumes large amounts of materials and energy. The report sketches a future vision in moving to the circular economy for the construction sector.Interesting ideas about lifecycle-thinking, circular design and optimization of buildings and infrastructure will help the construction sector move gradually from a linear to a circular sector. By constructing buildings with refurbishment in mind the reuse of materials can be improved. Furthermore the use of resource identification tags will lead to a more flexible and modular design, that will allow the repurposement of buildings according to changing demands.The analysis has improved insights into the metabolism of the Dutch construction sector and suggests ways forward to come to a more circular operation and has therefore added to the dialogue between stakeholders in the sector to discuss with deeper knowledge.

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Together with ABN AMRO bank, Circle Economy conducted an analysis of the Dutch construction sector that was published this week. The construction and demolition sector is one of the sectors that shapes our living environment by constructing the houses we live in, the offices we work in and our public spaces. In providing these services the sector consumes large amounts of materials and energy. The report sketches a future vision in moving to the circular economy for the construction sector.Interesting ideas about lifecycle-thinking, circular design and optimization of buildings and infrastructure will help the construction sector move gradually from a linear to a circular sector. By constructing buildings with refurbishment in mind the reuse of materials can be improved. Furthermore the use of resource identification tags will lead to a more flexible and modular design, that will allow the repurposement of buildings according to changing demands.The analysis has improved insights into the metabolism of the Dutch construction sector and suggests ways forward to come to a more circular operation and has therefore added to the dialogue between stakeholders in the sector to discuss with deeper knowledge.

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