We must take innovative measures to source ideas for how we build back circular to explore and develop a future model. Therefore, this session will also bring into focus how we can work faster and smarter to bolster the circular economy thinking in buildings.
Adopting circular economy approaches in high growth, high-waste sector like the built environment presents a tremendous opportunity for businesses, governments, and cities to minimize structural waste and thus realize greater value from built environment assets. It is time to reshape our urban future and move from principles to practices. During the session, visionary practitioners will provide their perspectives on partnerships as key to understanding and solving tomorrow’s challenges.
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- Design sits prominently at the heart of the circular economy. It requires us to redesign everything: products, business models, cities, and the linear systems that have lasted for the past centuries.
- The greatest opportunities are realized when the circular economy is applied to strategic decision making – varying from design to selection of products. Innovative projects and cases will be presented.
- To accelerate the circular economy in the built environment, partnerships are key and may come in many forms and shapes. Through the Build Back Circular challenge, Barnard College enters into new partnerships to reach its goal of becoming a circular campus.
- Cities are on the front lines – both as a source and as a key solution to a substantial part of the climate challenge, and that buildings are key in tackling climate change.
- We must think of our carbon footprint as a value by combining circular economy with strategic decision making.
- By challenging the way we use and reuse resources in the building industry new best practices occur.
- Moving the construction industry to a circular economy model the top focus areas are 1) design efficiently, 2) urban mining, 3) use more timber, 4) change the industry by specifying more sustainable alternatives, 5) build less.
- Through partnerships businesses and cities can accelerate toward a circular economy.
- Session: Why We must Build Back Circular
- Conference: Building Energy NYC
- Organizers, Danish Cleantech Hub, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
- Date: September 30, 2021
- Speakers: Tom Kennedy (Arup), Kåre Stokholm Poulsgaard (3XN/GXN), Oliver Neve (Ramboll), Sandra Goldmark (Barnard College)
- Moderated by: Mille Munksgaard (Danish Cleantech Hub)
- Watch the webinar: https://vimeo.com/623785090/7b38aec607