BUILDING A CIRCULAR FUTURE

BUILDING A CIRCULAR FUTURE

by Red. Kasper Guldager Jensen og John Sommer
295 DKK

About the way we use and reuse the resources in the building industry and ultimately eliminate the concept of waste. The book seeks to provide inspiration for building a circular future by providing a set of principles and bringing forward the best practices from in and outside the building industry.

This book presents findings, case studies, background and context for the project ’Building a Circular Future’, and consist of three main chapters: Design for Disassembly, Material Passport and Circular Economy. All content comes from extensive research and through workshops with partners across industries.

The book furthermore provides 15 principles for ‘Building a Circular Future’ and a thoroughly calculated business case, which documents that a demolition, that today would cost 16 million dkk, can be turned into a 35 million dkk business upside in a future circular building industry.

Richly illustrated. English language edition.

CONTENTS

Background:

Digital framework

The Seventh dimension

Reinventing the past

Digital disassembly:

Existing examples

How to design

Case study redesign

Material passport:

What is a material passport

Existing examples

How to implement

Case study implementation

Circular economy:

What is circular economy

Existing examples

How to make circular business

Business case on case study

 

Reviews:

‘This book underlines the cross-disciplinary nature of the circular economy, as well as the utmost importance of design. The authors make a strong case for an innovative and collaborative approach across the architecture and building industry’

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Circular Economy Leaders

 

‘It is wonderful to see Cradle to Cradle taken up vigorously by people interested in the circular economy. As an architect, I know our job in creating buildings is to put wisdom into practice, and to render these important concepts visible for all to see. This book is inspiring in its ambition to show us what this can look like now’

William McDonough

Co-author of Cradle to Cradle

 

 

Title: BUILDING A CIRCULAR FUTURE
Format: 
17 x 23 cm
Published: 
2016
Language: 
English
ISBN: 
9788799867011
Publisher:
#GXN INNOVATION
Binding: 
Soft cover
Page count: 
268

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