An integral element of the transition to a low carbon society is rethinking how we manage waste. It is crucial that we move away from the traditional linear thinking of take, use and dispose, towards a circular model where building materials are reused and repurposed. This webinar series explores the latest tools and initiatives available for achieving resource efficiency, circularity and zero waste.
04/02/21 – Introducing the EU Green Deal and the Circular Economy | Thursday 12.30 – 2pm
Speakers: Audrey Nugent World GBC, Joseph Kilroy CIOB, Stephen Barret IGBC, Pat Barry IGBC, and David Philp AECOM.
How is the European policy moving beyond energy efficiency to total carbon reduction and resource efficiency? How is the EU Framework Level(s) charting a course to Life Cycle Assessment and circularity?
This introductory webinar is delivered in partnership with CITA, CIOB and GMIT
All the following webinars are on Wednesdays @ 1pm- 2pm
10/02/21 |Developing Circular Economy concepts for buildings | David Cheshire, AECOM
Is circularity measurable? What are the key concepts to be considered when designing a building? In London circularity statements are required on larger developments at planning stage. How can these be prepared and what are the key things about designing to ensure zero waste and reuse of all components?
17/02/21 | Circular Cities | Ben Cartwright BRE, Andrea Charlson LWARB (UK), Kimmo Nekkula Vantaa (Finland)
The transition to a circular economy is not possible without coordinated, coherent action by multiple different stakeholders groups in the existing linear economy. Drawing on recent research from the EU Horizon 2020 CIRCuIT project, as well as expertise and experience from London and Finland, this webinar will explore essential practices and enablers for achieving a circular economy through decision-making by key actors within cities.
24/02/21 | Reusing Materials -Buildings as Material Banks| Christian Van Maaren, Materials Exchange
What role can material exchange platforms play in ensuring that materials go into closed loops of reuse. How can we know that reused materials are fit for use and how do we track or source these materials? Materials Exchange provides a dating site for reused materials allowing them to be tracked through blockchain and made available across sectors providing information on ingredients and standards. How can the platform transform a mere building into a ‘Building As a Material Bank’? Can this approach work in Ireland?
04/03/21 | Introducing Life Cycle and Whole Life Carbon Thinking | Stephen Barrett, IGBC, David Stockdale Briga Consultancy, Dermot Kehily TU Dublin (this webinar starts at 12.30pm)
Life Cycle Assessment of buildings and full carbon footprinting across the life cycle provides a powerful way of assessing the overall impact of a building and its components and is an essential tool in the transition to circularity. What are the relevant standards and how can professionals get started measuring and reducing the impact of their buildings.
10/03/21 | Is Mass timber one route to circularity? | Andrew Waugh, Waugh Thistleton Architects
Waugh Thistlton is one of the leaders in mass timber construction in the UK. Mass timber construction offers an ideal way for circular low carbon construction. Not only can it speed up the construction process but it can minimise the need for finishes. Lightweight components allow easy demountability, easy connections and reuse options.
Bookings are closed for this event.