NEWS: UKGBC releases surveys on Circular Economy

UKGBC has launched two surveys today; an industry survey gathering data on the carbon impact of circular economy principles and another survey targeted at product manufacturers assessing the status quo of circularity and to identify the barriers to circularity they are facing.

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November 29, 2021

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The Circular Economy Industry Survey

The Circular Economy Industry Survey forms part of our forthcoming guidance on Whole Life Carbon Reductions via Circular Economy Principles and we are inviting the industry to feedback on how circular economy principles can support whole life carbon reductions, and where there may be potential trade-offs.

Circular economy principles are often, with increasing ambition, included within organisational net zero commitments and construction clients’ project briefs. However, there is limited understanding of the extent to which this can support whole life carbon reductions, or tensions between the two drivers in short-term and long-term decision making.

This survey is designed to gather data on the scale of carbon savings attainable per circular economy principle and provide greater clarity on how circular economy may be measured and valued in relation to the whole life carbon impacts of building. This will include the potential opportunities, challenges, and solutions in translating the carbon reduction outcomes into financial or other value metrics.

The output is expected to be a report that will set out both the evidence and business case for using circular economy principles to reduce the whole life carbon of buildings, to help inform both investment and design decisions.

We are seeking feedback from built environment stakeholders across the full value chain, and life-cycle of a building. This includes investors, developers, advisory services, contractors and their supply chain, and any users of buildings (owners, landlords, tenants).

COMPLETE THE SURVEY

The deadline for completing the survey is 17th January. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact us: circular@ukgbc.org.

The Manufacturer Survey

The Manufacturer Survey is specifically targeting product manufacturers in the construction industry to assess the state of play of using recycled and reused materials and components in the sector and to identify the biggest barriers to circularity. This data will be used to help bridge the gap between those offering such products and those trying to increase the circularity in their buildings, shaping and enabling a dialogue across industry stakeholders to move the industry towards more circular practices.

The findings of this survey will be published and discussed at an event in the new year.

For this survey, we are seeking feedback from product manufacturers in the construction industry.

COMPLETE THE SURVEY

The deadline for completing the survey is 17th January. If you have any questions about this survey please contact us: circular@ukgbc.org.

 

UKGBC’s Circular Economy Programme is supported by: