Multi-scale, circular economic potential of non-residential building stock

Reducing the demand for new materials and embodied carbon will be significant challenges that the construction sector faces in the coming decades. This research will build the evidence base to demonstrate the role the circular economy can have in tackling these challenges in construction, and provide the knowledge required to facilitate shifts in policy and practice.

Multi-scale, circular economic potential of non-residential building stock2021-07-26T19:12:05+00:00

Understanding the relationship between resource consumption and development levels

The growth of cities simultaneously increases demand for construction material and results in strong inequalities of development. A systematic understanding of the material requirements to improve human living standards may become crucial in evaluating meaningful pathways towards sustainable development.

Understanding the relationship between resource consumption and development levels2021-07-26T19:36:44+00:00

An Ecological-Thermodynamic Approach to Urban Metabolism

Cities have evolved as centers of economic growth but are also responsible for high resource consumption and greenhouse gases emission. In the urban metabolism framework, cities are often described as open systems where the intake of resources is heavily dependent on flows imported from the external environment to sustain economic growth.

An Ecological-Thermodynamic Approach to Urban Metabolism2021-07-26T19:19:36+00:00
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