Circular Economy Implementation Packs for Products as a Service and Reuse

UKGBC has published implementation packs on reuse and Products as a Service to assist built environment projects adopt circular economy principles.
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April 15, 2020


Research & Innovation



In collaboration with industry partners, knowledge experts and key stakeholders, UKGBC has launched two implementation packs for incorporating challenging circular economy principles into built environment projects. These packs are a follow up to the UKGBC Circular economy guidance for construction clients: How to practically apply circular economy principles at the project brief stage. 

The Implementation Pack for Reuse can assist construction clients, designers, project managers, and other stakeholders along a building’s supply chain in reducing their project’s waste and environmental impact.  

  • The ‘Circular Economy How-to Guide: Reusing products and materials in built assets’ provides assistance for three key reuse objectives: how to create a product and material inventory to support reuse within an existing project; how to reuse materials and products from another project and; how to send materials and products offsite for reuse on another project.  
  • The why and what of reuse slide deck  helps project teams make the case for incorporating reuse in buildings and why circularity must be an important consideration in sustainable design. The How-to Guide for reuse and innovation insights document are also explained.  
  • Circular Economy Innovation Insights provides examples of organisations and initiatives that can facilitate reuse. 

The Implementation Pack for Product as a Service provides guidance on incorporating a new form of product provision into building projects.  

We will be working with our industry partners over the next year to apply the guides and promote the transition to a circular built environment. If you would like to join the UKGBC Circular Economy Interest Group and receive regular updates about our Circular Economy programme, please email Lucy Rees.  

These two packs were developed as part of Year 2 of UKGBC’s Circular Economy Programme and were made possible thanks to our programme partner and sponsors