Applying Circular Economic Principles to Reduce Embodied Carbon

Posted on February 12, 2018 in News, Research by . Share this article

Grantham Centre supervisor Dr Danielle Densley Tingley, Lecturer in Architectural Engineering, has published a book chapter which looks at sustainability in construction.

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This book chapter focuses on methods to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that result from the materials we use in construction.

Four strategies to extend the life of construction materials, and thus reduce demand for new materials (and the associated greenhouse gas emissions) are discussed.

The strategies are as follows: building reuse, material reuse, design for deconstruction and design for adaptability. The chapter explores case study projects that apply these in practice to derive some key lessons learnt.

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