Circular Economy in the Built Environment

0 Posted by - June 22, 2016 - Uncategorized

The circular economy model aims to decouple economic growth from resource consumption. Our research outlines key principles of the circular economy, using the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s ReSOLVE framework to explore and contextualise practical applications in the built environment.

ARUP identifies how the circular economy can benefit the Company, their clients, and the built environment sector. We reflect on the economic, social and environmental advantages of employing circular principles. And they propose strategies to progress our offering, deliver new services, engage a wider network of stakeholders and unlock opportunities for all parties in the value chain.

ARUP also considers how circular economy practices can be scaled up from the individual component or asset level for city, regional, and even global economies. They believe the circular economy can enable Arup to tackle the complex nature of the built environment through multidisciplinary working, and that it can drive a shift towards more sustainable forms of economic growth, urban life and value creation.

As the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s knowledge partner for the built environment, ARUP is sharing knowledge and collaborating with the Foundation’s CE100 partners to accelerate the shift to a circular economy.