Using the ReSOLVE framework for circularity in the building and construction industry in emerging markets

Iyer-Raniga, U 2019, 'Using the ReSOLVE framework for circularity in the building and construction industry in emerging markets', in Proceedings of the 2019 Sustainable Built Environment Conference (SBE19 Tokyo), Tokyo, Japan, 6-7 August 2019, pp. 1-14.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Using the ReSOLVE framework for circularity in the building and construction industry in emerging markets
Author(s) Iyer-Raniga, U
Year 2019
Conference name SBE Tokyo: Vol 294 - Built Environment in an era of climate change: how can cities and buildings adapt?
Conference location Tokyo, Japan
Conference dates 6-7 August 2019
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2019 Sustainable Built Environment Conference (SBE19 Tokyo)
Publisher Institute of Physics
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Abstract Circularity supports the move from linear to circular systems where more efficient, zero waste systems are created by closing material inputs and loops. The design, maintenance, manufacturing and use ensure virgin materials are no longer needed for day to day living. For the built environment sector, building materials and its use underpins the trajectory of circularity in the sector. Improved building materials, increased standardization and appropriate storage and transportation may reduce waste. Increased adaptability and multi-use spaces in buildings support multiple occupants and end users. This paper focuses on understanding the requirements to move to a circular pathway for the building and construction sector in emerging markets, using secondary literature and case studies. The ReSOLVE framework developed by Arup and Ellen MacArthur Foundation consists of Regenerate, Share, Optimize, Loop, Virtualise and Exchange to support circularity in the built environment. Not just the building materials themselves and advanced techniques of construction, but also new business models are required so that the socioeconomic system may also support circularity approaches. Increased digitalisation also supports the adoption of circular opportunities. Emerging economies globally need to consider circular approaches to meet the current and future demands of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Subjects Building Construction Management and Project Planning
DOI - identifier 10.1088/1755-1315/294/1/012002
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