New global circular economy drive launched for the building and construction sector

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New global circular economy drive launched for the building and construction sector

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has announced its intention to baseline how much waste is generated by the building and construction sector, as part of a new global campaign to help businesses across the globe adopt circular economy principles.

Announced 16 May 2022, the Circularity Accelerator has been launched in recognition of the fact that global levels of material extraction continue to rise as reuse and recycling rates stagnate below 9%. Globally, the construction, demolition and renovation of buildings is estimated to account for a third of all solid waste.

The Accelerator will engage all national and regional Green Building Councils in WorldGBC’s network, of which there are more than 70. Collectively, these Councils have more than 36,000 member organisations.

All members will be encouraged to accelerate their work towards WorldGBC’s 2030 goal of zero waste to landfill and the delivery of net-zero resource depletion across the whole lifecycle of buildings. Members will also be prompted to take a fresh look at how they can incorporate more sustainable materials and use materials more efficiently.

WorldGBC is working with computer-aided design and modelling specialists Brightworks, engineering and consulting giant Ramboll and architecture and design studio Foster + Partners to deliver the accelerator. It will also work with WSP as a technical partner for research.

The Accelerator’s first major workstream will be around the creation of a ‘state of the market’ report, baselining progress to date on adopting circular economy principles and detailing current and future challenges and opportunities. This report should be published by the end of 2022.  Read more….

New global circular economy drive launched for the building and construction sector

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