Building with a circular economy
Streamed on 2nd November 2021
How can we reimagine and rebuild our towns and cities? In this episode, we talk to Eric Corey Freed, Senior Vice President of Sustainability at CannonDesign and Co-Author of Circular EconomyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature. for Dummies, about a key circular economy topic — construction and the built environment.
What’s wrong with the way we currently design and construct buildings? And what are the challenges in doing things differently? We discuss how we can learn from nature as a model for construction, and how buildings can regenerate nature as part of a circular economy.
Eric explains that it’s time to change the paradigm from construction to prostruction, moving from harmful construction practices to an approach inspired by nature.
Part of the 10 circular investment opportunities for a low-carbon and prosperous recovery
Upgrading a building to save materials and reduce costs.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. We develop and promote the idea of a circular economy, and work with business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally.
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